SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) is an agentless monitoring tool that gives you deep insight into your server hardware and software. With SAM we can quickly and easily perform root cause analysis and resolve issues before they become a larger problem.
The five free admin tools listed in post allow you to monitor your Windows network and help you to manage user passwords.
Netwrix Auditor 4.0 is a configuration auditing solution that allows Windows systems administrators to audit who made what changes, when, and where, in IT environments, and also analyze current and past system configurations
Imagine troubleshooting a server that is sluggish. You launch task manager and notice that memory usage is at 97%. You reboot and memory usage stays around 90%. The server is still sluggish. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a performance baseline to reference, you have no idea if this is standard behavior or if you really have an issue.
Windows Servers are the most frequently changed resources within the entire IT infrastructure. Daily modifications present enormous risk to critical IT systems’ stability and availability. Unauthorized and erroneous changes made to Windows Server configurations can potentially result in serious disruption of the IT infrastructure.