The Department Commander is a tool that helps you create the
structure representing your network in the Network tree. In fact,
it is a virtual structure that can have nothing to do with the
actual structure of your network. As a department you can mean a
subdivision, department (for example, the Personnel Department) or
even a room of your company. Create the department tree first.
Then, arrange all the computers between the departments as you
To build the department structure please click Tools |
Department Commander. The Department Commander window will
be opened. The Department Commander has the Total Commander like
interface. It consists of two panels that list all the computers
and departments in your network:
To quickly go to the department or computer you need to press the
first few letters of its name:
To create a new department click the Make
Department button or press F7 to open the
Department dialog window. Enter the department name and click
To create a sub-department double click the department on the
left or the right panel of the Department Commander, in which you
want to create the sub-department, to enter it. Then click the
Make Department button. Enter the sub-department
name and click OK. The degree of nesting is not
limited, but it is not recommended to create complicated structures
with the nesting level over 3 or 4.
To delete a department, just click this department and press
F8 to delete it. The Entire Network
department is the root of your network tree. You can’t
remove or delete it. When you are about to delete a department then
all of its computers will be moved to the Entire Network
department. You also can edit a name of any department
excluding the Entire Network. To do so, click the
department you want to rename and press F4 or
click the Rename dept. button. In the pop-up
Department dialog enter a new name and click OK.
You cannot change a computer name.
To move a computer or department to another department enter this
department by clicking it on one panel of the Department Commander.
Then select the computer or department that you want to move on the
other panel and click the Move button (or press
You can create, move or delete departments and move computers
between it as you need.
After the structure was changed it is necessary to recalculate
the table to ensure correct functioning of the licenses table by
pressing the F2 key (Tools ->
Recalculate Installed Software).
You can create, edit or delete a department directly from the main
window. Just select the department you need in the Network
tree and click an appropriate button on the toolbar.