STUFF YOU CAN USE!! Finger Saving Good – No Touch Administration

Remote Desktop has changed the way we interact with our servers.  However if you have a farm of 50+ servers…heck even 10 servers, having to Remote into each server can not only be time consuming but cause your fingerprints to wear off.  Utilizing tools such as WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation), For Loop and PSEXEC you…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…The TOOL MAN Cometh!! (Part 3)

Well we were rummaging around in our collective tool box and we came up with the following:FILEMON – Used for tracking down which processes are accessing particular files or particular drives on your system.http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Filemon.html  KERNRATE – Very useful for tracking down (right down to the line of code) which module in a usermode process or…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…The TOOL MAN Cometh!! (Part 2)

More goodness from the MSCOM Ops tool belt…(with lots more to come!). My stars! We are just scratching the surface.   WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool – Very useful web application stress tool for generating stress against a particular URL or a set of URLs. Can be combined with logparser output to simulate traffic against a…

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Top 10 Topics for MSCOM Ops…Jobs and 3rd Party Tools

We’re just gonna keep feeding this stuff to you as we get replies…  Question: What’s your one ‘must-have’ software product that isn’t produced by MS? Good question. I would have to say Keynote. We use this 3rd party, (O/S and platform agnostic), tool to measure our internet availability. It has some solid diagnostics with it that…

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Microsoft.com Operations Scripts…Coming To TechNet Magazine

One of the first comments we received after we kicked off this blog was: What are the top 10 scripts we use What problems do they solve What technology did we use to create them Could we show you some examples. Wow…what a timely and great question, and what a great way for us to…

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