Microsoft Operations Manager 2000

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-07-16 Print this article Print

Microsoft Operations Manager 2000
Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 is a decent system monitoring and management tool for enterprises. Although best able to track NT and Windows 2000 systems, MOM can also gather basic information from Unix syslogs.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // MOMs application management pack should find system inconsistencies and possible problems almost at once, thereby improving performance.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Unless other companies develop application management software agents that work with MOM, the long-term usefulness of MOM for managing non-Microsoft applications will be curtailed.

Management agents are simple to install; the application management pack automatically configures itself to manage any Microsoft applications it finds on a server.

Only rudimentary Unix support; locating problems often creates a clutter of open windows.

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; (800) 426-9400;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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