What are the monitoring tools used to monitor Windows 2003 and 2008 servers?

M. Srinu May 25, 2011
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Which third party tools are used for monitoring Windows 2003 and 2008 servers? Give me some free sites where I can ge t them.

Thanking you friends.

  1. Bruce Epper
    May 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Depending on what you want to monitor and how many machines/devices are involved, you may be able to do what you need with the built-in tools.

    If you are adamant about using 3rd party tools, the ideas above may work for you.  You can also check out Spiceworks (http://www.spiceworks.com/) for a free yet comprehensive network monitoring solution.

  2. FIDELIS
    May 26, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Hello, you can visit the following link.  These are commercial/enterprise tools that provide trials and from time to time they provide free tools

    http://www.solarwinds.com/products/solarwinds_free_tools/

  3. Mike
    May 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    For general monitoring of networked devices, servers and services I suggest something like Nagios. http://www.nagios.org/

    Another great tool I have used in the past is InterMapper. It is very easy to use, very visual and able to monitor all kinds of things. It is very customizeable in how things are displayed and what you want to be warned about.
    When you are done setting things up and adding your devices you basically have a Map of your entire network where you can see all activities and problems right away. One downside is that it's commercial only.
    http://www.intermapper.com/

    Other then that you have to be more specific what you want to monitor (e.g. Exchange, POP/SMTP, Network Shares)