Patrol for Microsoft Windows

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-01-29 Print this article Print

2000 Server 2.1"> Patrol for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server 2.1

Organizations with a variety of operating systems should consider using BMCs Patrol for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server to keep tabs on the Microsoft side of the house. Because this Version 2.1 upgrade integrates nicely with the companys Patrol products for Unix and with various security, storage and e-commerce performance tools, managers can get a lot of information on one console, thereby reducing staff training and decreasing the likelihood that problems will be missed.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Patrol for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server should immediately reveal system performance across many systems, although managers who are upgrading will need to follow a complex set of steps.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The product should reduce downtime caused by performance problems, especially after managers have tuned the alert thresholds for their particular environments.

Supports Microsofts Advanced, Datacenter, Transaction and Cluster servers and Microsofts Message Queue; integrates with Patrol console to allow support for several operating systems.

Time-consuming upgrade process, especially for the products Knowledge Module agent extensions.

BMC Software Inc., Houston; (800) 841-2031;

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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