Devolutions

Remote Desktop Manager 10 released!

Devolutions announced a few days ago that the much-anticipated version 10 of its flagship product Remote Desktop Manager is now available for immediate download! First introduced in 2010, Remote Desktop Manager is an all-in-one remote connection, password and credential management platform that is trusted by more than 200,000 IT pros in over 100 countries. Version 10 features several additions and enhancements, with the most notable being: An intuitive and streamlined new interface that is more […]

Dell

How to install Dell MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in.

The Dell Modular Disk Storage Array vCenter Management Plug-in is a plug-in for your vCenter (doh! 🙂 ) that provides integrated management of Dell MD series of storage arrays through the vSphere Client. This plug-in allows you to configure the hosts with the storage arrays and to create, map, and delete virtual disks from the storage arrays. It also allows you to create hardware snapshots, virtual disk copies, and remote replication but these are premium […]

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Tools & Utilities

Create and start a data collector from command line using LogMan.exe.

Regarding to my previous post about “List all performance counters on a Windows computer and export it to a file”, I wanted to automate the process of creating a basic system performance counter. So, if you successfully created a counter file and saved it with the counters you want to monitor, you can now use the LogMan.exe utility to create a new data collector in the Reliability and Performance Monitor. Start the command prompt on […]

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Tools & Utilities

Manage a Windows Machine using Windows Remote Management.

With Windows Remote Management (WinRM) you can remotely (duh! 🙂 ) manage hardware and software on your Windows machines. It’s installed by default on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. I mostly use it to start the command prompt on a remote system for which I use the WinRS.exe command. Before you can use WinRM, you have to configure it at the machine you want to remotely manage. Log in with an administrative account, start the […]

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Microsoft

Create your own custom events in the event log.

Did you ever wonder how to add some custom events to your computer system or application log? I always have but never really had the time to look it up. I was browsing the Windows Server 2008 command reference guide at Microsoft TechNet Windows Server TechCenter and I found the EventCreate.exe command. So, let’s give it a try. C:>EventCreate.exe /L Application /T Success /SO Script /ID 1 /D “The script completed successfully” This command will […]

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Microsoft

List all performance counters on a Windows computer and export it to a file.

Have you ever wondered how to list all performance counters that are present on your computer? Well, I have and after some research I discovered the TypePerf.exe command. Believe it or not, TypePerf.exe is installed by default on all Windows versions after Windows 2000. The syntax looks like this (tested on a Vista machine). C:>TypePerf.exe –q > counters.txt This command will list all performance counters on your computer and save it to a text file […]