Windows Server Monitoring

While a windows server will rarely be sat at even by a technical or network manager and may even be remote its functions are vital to the users of the networks based upon it and not just that it is running but that it is running well and everything works as it should.

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Many offices without a full time network manager can waste hours of valuable time if a server isn’t working as it should and though windows server software is reliable to a point it is far from fool-proof.

Windows software monitors though are there to ensure that windows servers run smoothly and are available for both Windows Server 2003 and Windows server 2008 servers. They can report problems in a number of ways and  can provide a whole host of information to network administrators either on site or remotely.

For a start Windows server monitoring software can ensure that Windows servers are up and working, particularly important if the server is used remotely from different locations and cannot easily be checked.
Resource usage can be checked as well to make sure it is being used in an optimum way which may vary based on which applications are being used most and how the server is being used on a day to day basis.
The ability to monitor resources to flag up when they are likely to fail so they can be replaced in time avoiding prolonged downtime or loss of data.

Management of the servers inventory and capacity is also possible through windows server monitoring meaning that rather than just a monitor the software is able to optimise use of resources on a constant basis automatically.

Monitoring can also look specifically at the use of other Microsoft applications on the server as well. Other network resources such as printers scanners and photocopiers can be managed through the software although to what extent depends on the hardware. Monitoring of different users can monitor how different people use the network plus ensuring it is being used only in a suitable manner and no risks are being introduced through users’ workstations.

A wide range of Windows server monitoring software is available some of which is designed for advanced users who will spend hours getting it working just how they want it. Other software is aimed to be easy to setup and use for less experienced network admins and tech staff whose specialism is elsewhere. Such software will automatically find all applications and drives and identify the type of server used and then send the relevant updates and alerts to the admin via e-mail.

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