Workstation management is a comprehensive approach to managing all the computers within a business. Despite its name, workstation management includes overseeing laptops and other computing devices as well as desktop computers. Workstation management is a component of system management, which is the administration of all components of an business information systems.

Traditional workstation management tasks include installing and maintaining hardware and software, administering user permissions. In recent years, however, security-related tasks have become an increasingly large part of workstation management. As a result, an increasingly large proportion of administrative resources have been devoted to security-related tasks, such as patch management, fighting viruses and spyware, and controlling greynet applications (programs installed without company approval, such as instant messaging, social media programs, file sharing programs, and RSS readers).

Workstation Management is an industry framework for managing and keeping track of hardware and software components in a system of personal computers from a central location. DMI was created by the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) to automate system management and is particularly beneficial in a network computing environment where dozens or more computers are managed.