[Does a school count as a small business for the purposes of licensing this software?]

Desktop Central is a web-based windows server and desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of servers/desktops from a central location. It automates the complete desktop management life cycle ranging from a simple system configuration to complex software deployment. With its network-neutral architecture, the administrator can easily manage any windows networks like Active Directory, Workgroup, or other directory services.

Desktop Central automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs to client computers, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc., secures the client computers by restricting USB, applying security policies, etc., and enables auditing the network systems with complete hardware/software inventories, license compliance details, detecting prohibited software usage in network systems, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

What features does it offer?

Desktop Central is a complete Windows server and desktop management software that provides Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports and Windows System Tools.

What platforms/vendors/technologies does it support?

Platforms: Windows.

OS: Desktops (Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, Vista, Windows 7), Servers (Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2), and Terminal Clients

Technologies: Windows Active Directory and Workgroup based Network setup.

I seem to recall a thread here a while ago: Someone had some questions about managing a small network or a network without a server?

This might be of assistance to them [Sorry can't remember who posted it or what the thread title was]

Link 1: Desktop Management Videos - ManageEngine Desktop Central

Link 2: Download Desktop Central 7