Using psExec to Open a Remote Command Window

System Center Essentials provides several ways to remotely manage computers, including: Computer Management MMC Remote Desktop Remote Assistance Tasks to show current information, such as process usage Sometimes though what is wanted is just a remote command window without the overhead of opening a full remote desktop session. The PsExec tool which is one of…


Sign up now for the System Center Essentials 2010 Beta!

We’re getting close to releasing the public beta of System Center Essentials 2010!   Why should you be interested?  We’ve listened to your feedback and requests! Added server virtualization management support Rewritten setup for an easier, intuitive installation Built automatic Microsoft Update subscription maintenance Provided flexible computer grouping Added additional software distribution target criteria Plus a…


System Center 2007 and Virtualization

At the Microsoft Management Summit and TechEd this year we announced  System Center Essentials 2010, the next version of Essentials. We also started to talk about the new features, in particular how we’ve placed virtualization capabilities in Essentials, providing a single location for monitoring and managing virtual computers. You don’t need to wait for Essentials…

An Edge-ier Video on System Center Essentials 2010

David Mills and I hooked up with the TechNet Edge folks at TechEd 2009 and shot another video on System Center Essentials 2010.