Remote Reboot X – The ultimate WSUS companion tool

Submitted by Doug Z Remote Reboot X is very useful for sys admins to install updates on MANY remote computers simultaneously and then reboot them all with real-time monitoring. The tool works in conjunction with WSUS, so if you have a WSUS server (or use Microsoft’s update server) but need precise control over when your […]

By Guest Writer - Fri, January 22, 2010 - 2 comments

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Amazon EC2 – Boot from EBS volumes

Amazon has added an interesting new feature to EC2 that allows you to boot from Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes. If you are not familiar with EC2, please read my review of the Amazon AWS Management console first. I have criticized EC2′s complicated OS image creation process (AMI bundling) before. Thus far, it was only […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, January 21, 2010 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

FREE: Farm Commander – Copy, move delete files on multiple servers

Submitted by Dennis Smith – Blog: Gourami Farm Commander looks a lot like Norton Commander and ‘Total Commander, but the functionality is very different. With Total Commander both the left and right panel are file systems. With Farm Commander the left panel displays file system, where you can select files and directories. In the right […]

By Guest Writer - Wed, January 20, 2010 - 3 comments

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Windows 7 Troubleshooting Platform – Limitations

In my last post, I gave an overview of the new Windows Troubleshooting Platform. Today, I will discuss the limitations of this new Windows 7 feature. With this Platform, users won’t allegedly be bothering you any more with trivial issues so you can focus on the more interesting stuff, and CIOs can save costs by […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, January 19, 2010 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Windows 7 Troubleshooting Platform – A quick overview

One of the new but rarely discussed Windows 7 features is the Troubleshooting Platform. Troubleshooting is usually the job of Windows admins, and so I took a closer look at this new Windows component. The introduction in Microsoft’s white paper sounds quite promising: For many information workers and IT professionals, solving computer problems feels like […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, January 18, 2010 - 1 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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