As you might know with the new version of Operations Manager now known as System Center Operations Manager 2007 you can monitor your clients.
The Windows Vista Client Monitoring Management Pack monitors the health of Windows Vista clients and presents aggregate reports on client health.
The Windows Vista Client Monitoring Management Pack is built on the Windows Diagnostics Infrastructure in Windows Vista that detects, diagnoses and tries to resolve hardware and software problems. Information and analysis on the issues that the system detected are collected by the MP through an agent on the client and sent to OpsMgr where this data is converted into health state, alerts (if need be) and processed for aggregate reports. The MP monitors the following areas:
- Disk reliability and utilization
- Memory reliability and utilization
- System performance
- Runtime performance
- Bootup performance
- Shutdown performance
- Sleep performance
- Resume performance