Tools for network managment?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Scamp, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Scamp

    Scamp Guest


    I've been looking at the Microsoft Operations Manager (aka MOM) and
    now I'm wondering if it's the right tool for what I need.

    Here is what I am looking for:

    1. The setup of my network:
    Four Windows 2003 Servers: 1. Domain controller, 2. Exchange, 3. SQL,
    4. User files/storage.

    30 Windows XP client PC's

    Various other stuff: HP printers, Dell hubs, etc...

    2. What I want.

    Clients: What applications are installed. What's the PC's current
    configuraion (ram, disk space, etc..). Alert me to changes like new
    applications being installed, dramatic drops in disk space, etc...

    Servers: Monitor overall disk space, let me know if a critical service
    stops. Take baseline statistics for things like network traffic, disk
    space useage and then alert me if someting not normal happens. Did my
    backups run last night? How busy are the LAN switches

    and so on...

    I thought that's the type of stuff MOM is for but then I read that you
    can only monitor 10 PC's at a time due to bandwidth issues. Is that
    right? What other applications can do this type of reporting?
    Scamp, Sep 29, 2005
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