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Article title Do you need to know how to monitor Windows server 2008? Whether 2008 or any others, if you have servers, you need to monitor their performance and usage. For some quick steps followed by our sleek and simple solution, TSplus Server Monitoring , please read on.

Reasons to Monitoring Windows Server 2008

IT technicians like to know their servers and networks are up and running smoothly. Therefore, any network needs monitoring, whether for peace of mind or efficiency. Indeed, system overload, lagging, downtime, etc. are amongst just a few problems sure to come up without monitoring. No matter how good a team's planning and scheduling might be.

Windows Server 2008, just like any other server, may have issues that can only be pi-pointed through monitoring. This leaves with all the how to questions relating to monitor a server, this one more specifically.

What to Monitor in Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

Similarly to its fellow-machine, Windows 7 devices will require monitoring. And just the same goes for websites. The aspects that technicians usually monitor are usage, of network, CPU and memory. Another important variable is disk input/output. Yet, no need to worry: there is a performance viewer within the Microsoft Management consoles of Windows 7 and Windows server 2008.

How to Monitor Windows Server 2008

Here, you need to gather data, since data is what can show and help identify problems as they occur. So, let's get started. You need to access administrative tools, or your task manager. Firstly, tools like performance monitor are going to come in useful. Secondly, counters. These need to be set-up manually.

Steps to follow:

  • in your "Start Menu", open the "Control Panel".

  • There you will find "System and Security".

  • Next, in "Administrative Tools",

  • you can open "Performance Monitor".

Once inside the performance monitor window, you can refine your preferences.

You then have to validate this and make sure it runs, activating it within the performance monitor. To do this, in the "Data collector sets" scroll down to "Create data logs". You then need to check "Performance counters" and validate. As for counters, they are elements that need to be installed on any given device to be monitored. Think of them as the cookies of networking.

Simple Affordable Server Monitoring Alternative for Windows Server

Shall we stop and take stock? This is a lot of clicking and setting up. If you are new to all this, it may already have scared you off. And if an IT technician or support agent, you may be relieved to know that TSplus has a simple, user-friendly alternative to all this.

Indeed, installing TSplus Server Monitoring is straight forward and using it could hardly be simpler. Within a handful of clicks it s up and running! A lot of attention has gone into the design and ergonomy of the console. Additionally, the Server and Website monitoring features and possibilities initially built into it were carefully selected. Finally, like all of our software, Server Monitoring is regularly updated and improved.

Great Features of TSplus Server Monitoring Alternative

One great feature is the customisation of reports. Businesses can publish reports that fly their colours and bear company branding and logos. The data in a report can be selected or un-checked according to its target audience. Tables and graphs can show more or less precision depending on whether the reader will need detailed reporting or an overview.

And since the surveillance is constant, any issue can be dealt with just about instantly. Agents can set threshold at which to received alerts. These can be for downtime, CPU usage, and more. Then, depending on preferences, it is easy to set up notifications for email or Teams. That way, even away from the monitoring screen, relevant staff are made aware of any mishaps in the server or network.

Conclusion on How to Monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

In conclusion, Server Monitoring is a tool for your team to better prevent, detect, diagnose and solve issues and events that can occur daily with any network and server. Our software has been fine-tuned since its initial publication and you can try TSplus Server Monitoring as well as any other of our products by visiting our website.

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