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Dell Control Point 1.4 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Table of Contents:

  1. What is Dell Control Point?
  2. Download and Install Dell Control Point

This article describes the Dell Control Point software and how to install it.

What is Dell Control Point?

Dell Control Point 1.4 is a Dell branded control panel to simplify Dell hardware configuration. It is made from different modules so that users can easily install these modules on their systems. There are several advantages:

  • Consistent interface across selected platform
  • Flexible architecture and future expansion
  • The tool will only display the available options if the hardware is available

There are three main modules in Dell Control Point 1.4:

  • Connection Manager
  • Security Manager
  • System Manager

System Manager

  • Configure special functions such as automatic ambient brightness and backlit keyboard.
  • Extended battery life with specific preconfigured profiles.
  • Extra battery settings such as disabling battery charging and enabling NIC while using battery.

Connection Manager

  • Comprehensive networking utility.
  • Support all Dell's latest networking technology and hardware.
  • Easy to set up and simple configuration.
  • Remote management.
  • 3rd party security option supported.

Security Manager

  • Supports contactless Smart Card.
  • Support for BRCM's USH chip.
  • Addition of wizard to help user to configure Embassy Suite.
Please note that the bulk of the security settings are available via the Embassy Suite. Please look through Embassy Security Center for more information about the options offered by the software.


Download and Install Dell Control Point

Most 2011 models of Latitude, Optiplex and Precision systems should have Dell Control Point 1.4 preinstalled.Dell Control point is available via download at http://www.dell.com/support/drivers under the ControlPoint category.

Dell Control Point 1.4 is module-based software. Installation requires three main modules to be installed independent of each other. These are:

  • System Manager (contains base DCP files, Power Manager and Display & Devices modules)
  • Connection Manager
  • Security Manager (contain both Security Manager and Embassy Security Center)

You can run DCP by just installing System Manager as it already has most of the essential tools like power settings, ambient light sensor and keyboard backlit configuration. However, for extended support on your connection, the Connection Manager is required for advanced networking too, and Security Manager is a shortcut portal to the Embassy Wave Suite security software.

Run the System Manager file first after these 3 files are downloaded. Once the setup is completed, restart the system and continue with the Connection Manager.





Article ID: SLN145110

Last Date Modified: 04/29/2015 12:18 PM


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