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Device Manager is an OS feature that allows you to view and change the properties of all devices attached to your computer. It is present in both Windows and Macintosh PC platforms. Windows2000 is available with an enhanced device manager capable of detecting plug-and-play hardware and displaying a large list of supported hardware.
The Device Manager window divides all the devices on your computer into different categories. To locate a particular device, click the arrow next to its category. This action will expand that category, listing all its devices. This should be followed by double-clicking a particular device to view its status, properties, and driver information.
The device manager allows users to:
The Device Manager is a Control Panel applet inside Windows operating systems since its introduction with Windows 95. It is used for viewing and managing all the hardware devices installed on a computer, such as sound cards, keyboards, USB devices, hard drives, and so on.
Opening Device Manager via Control Panel
Control Panel will be available from the Start Menu or the Apps screen, based on the Windows version. In Windows 8 and 10, go for the X key and the Power User Menu- press the WIN (Windows) key together.
Usually, Control Panel is available from the Start Menu or the Apps screen based on your version of Windows.
Opening Device Manager via Command Prompt
It is also possible to open the Device Manager by using Command Prompt, in any version of Windows, through its run command, devmgmt.msc. This is indeed useful in specific circumstances, for instance, when your system has an issue that prevents normal functioning or when your mouse doesn't work.
In all versions of Windows, Device Management is also available via Computer Management. Computer Management is part of Administrative Tools.
In the Classic look for Windows Vista, follow the steps below to view the Device Manager on a laptop:
In the new Vista style, follow these steps:
In Windows XP, follow these steps:
Given below are steps that will help you to find the Device Manager in each of the major versions of Windows.
Windows Vista and 7
Microsoft Windows XP and 2000
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, and ME
The Android Device Manager will help track a lost Android device. You can also make the phone ring, set a new lock password, or erase it completely if it has gone for good. This service has been enabled by default in most of the new Android devices, but in the case of older devices you may have to manually set it up.
Usage of the Android Device Manager is divided into two parts. The first part talks about enabling a device and the second part focuses on tracking and managing a device.
Enabling a Device
1. Install Google Play Services.
2. Sign in with your Google account on your Android device.
3. Enable your location services.
4. Open the Google Settings app that will allow you to adjust your Android Device Manager settings for the device.
5. Open the Settings app on your device and check the administrator permissions for remote lock and erase to enable Android Device Manager.
Tracking and Managing Devices
1. Open the Android Device Manager to track and manage your devices. The Android Device Manager can be assessed via two different ways (Android Device Manager website or Android Device Manager app).
2. Select your device. If you have several Android devices linked to your account, you will be able to select which one you want to track and manage by just clicking the name of the active device and then selecting the one you want from the menu.
3. Locate your device on the map. You will be able to track your device on the map if you have enabled location services on the device. The map should be moderately accurate if your device has a GPS signal. If the Android Device Manager fails to detect the exact location, it will display a circle highlighting that the device should be somewhere within that circle. With this, you will be able to track down the exact location by retracing your steps.
4. Ring your device. If you are trying to find your device from some closer location, you can set it to ring by clicking the "Ring" button. Your device will ring at full volume until the device is unlocked or for just five minutes.
5. Lock your device with a new password by clicking the "Lock" button. You will have to enter this new password to unlock the device. You can also set a message that will be displayed on the device's screen.
6. Erase your device by clicking the "Erase" button. This will erase all the data and the settings if in case your device is stolen or lost forever. By clicking this button, a factory reset will be performed on the device. If the device is offline, then the resetting process will commence when the device comes online again.
Since 1998, Comodo has been in business and has proved to become a leading provider of internet security products for all organizations. Comodo MDM supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), a policy that allows employees to use their own devices for enterprise work. Employing BYOD has benefits like enhancing employee satisfaction and morale and enabling the enterprise to save on investment in devices.
BYOD is currently a growing trend throughout the whole world. It helps companies in saving cost by allowing employees to use their personal devices for work instead of investing in buying systems and devices. However, securing such devices by investing in individual solutions for every single device was expensive and difficult. With Comodo’s device management software, all this can be centralized, thus cutting down on costs to a great extent.
Comodo MDM prevents external entities and cybercriminals from accessing devices linked to a company network, thus playing a major role in securing data. Additionally, Comodo MDM helps add passwords, erase data if a device is lost or stolen and get alerts on the presence of jailbroken or rooted devices. An extremely secure cloud storage is also guaranteed by Comodo MDM.
The following benefits are provided by Comodo Device Manager:
CMDM 3.0 is available with the new features listed below: