The daily routine of a Windows systems administrator involves a variety of challenges, one of which is common to most mundane procedures, and is undoubtedly familiar to you all. The challenge is to spot and act upon irregularities among multiple machines and user sessions. The emphasis on multiple is due to the fact that many great tools are designed to work on one computer at a time (Task Manager, Registry Editor, Services console to name a few).
The first steps in most troubleshooting processes typically involve connecting to different machines using Remote Desktop or other remote tools, checking some performance metrics or configurations and analyzing the data – all in hope to figure out what is special about the users or computers currently experiencing the issue. The single-target nature of most traditional management tools is a major limitation at this stage. That’s why the initial investigation phase usually ends with the admin’s desktop looking like a battlefield, with numerous open consoles and remote sessions. ControlUp is a management solution for Windows environments, which offers some new ways to perform familiar tasks, with multiple targets always in mind.
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