Keeping all this running and up-to-date requires some tools for remote access, patch deployment, inventory, etc.
The following are the tools I have on the server, and really work great:
1) Raxco PerfectDisk 7.0 (www.raxco.com)
Great defrag options, very fast (unless you have a 1TB HDD like one of my drives) and it also defragments Microsoft Exchange Store!
2) LogMeIn IT Reach (www.logmein.com):
Although I use GoToMyPC (www.gotomypc.com) on my desktop and server at home, LogMeIn offers in addition to remote access a very nice tool for remote administration: LogMeIn IT Reach. You have complete control of your Windows Server (or any other Windows flavour) with full security. A nice web-based user interface, plus remote access, guest control, and full management capabilities:
3) Sitekeeper (www.sitekeeper.biz):
Complete automated software management is what you get with Sitekeeper. It does what the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer does (for software only), plus software inventory, patch deployment (to local and remote machines on a network), license compliance management and more:
I have not touched some backup software, but this will be in another post.
What tools are you using to maintain your Windows servers and network? Post your recommendations in the comments below (but if you're the developer please let us know, full disclosure please!)
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