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Dameware Webinar–When Native Windows Tools Aren’t Enough

Product Manager

For those of you who haven’t heard, Solarwinds now has a powerful set of remote control and Windows administration tools called Dameware. The Dameware Mini Remote Control (MRC) lets you remotely connect to Windows machines for remote support and administration. Dameware NT Utilities provides you with a rich set of Windows administration tools (like AD and Exchange), as well as easy access to native Windows systems tools. NT Utilities also includes MRC. Let’s say you are responsible for supporting desktops or servers and you frequently require the need to remote into those machines to perform certain support-related or administrative tasks. RDP has worked in the past, but has some serious limitations in terms of interactivity, and doesn’t provide any functionality around screen sharing, chat, screenshots, or file transfer. NT Utilities and MRC are your answer. NT Utilities gives you a wealth of real-time system information on the machine you’re connecting to, as well as direct access to native Windows and AD administration tools all from the same console. MRC gives you the ability to quickly and easily connect to a desktop or server to initiate an interactive screen sharing session, almost as if you were standing over the shoulder of the user on that machine.

If you’d like to learn more, we are hosting a webinar on Tuesday (details below). Please join us to learn more about the Dameware products and how they can make your life easier.

When Native Windows Admin Tools are Not Enough - A Look at the Options

Windows comes with its own management utilities. But what if you need more? Are there options available that will save you time, hassle, and effort? In this webinar, we take a look at some of the most common tasks sys admins face on a daily basis, and look how you can save time with some tips, tricks, and tools.

We will overview:

  • Included Windows Tools
  • Time-saving tips for managing systems, AD, Exchange, and more
  • Other tools available - DameWare, free tools, and more

Register to attend this live event:

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TIME: 11:00am (US Central Time)

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About the Author
Let me introduce myself.  My name is Craig McDonald, and I come from the land of video games and stock trading, sprinkled with identity management, and, by the way, I like to write.  Checkered past, you say?  How did you end up in network management, you ask?  Perfectly valid questions; I will connect the dots for you and it will all make sense shortly. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin where I had the opportunity to write for The Daily Texan and Texas Monthly.  Upon graduation I was faced with two options: move to a small town and start my career at an even smaller newspaper, or make a home in Austin and see where this crazy tech town would take me.  I chose the latter, and ended up working in support and managing QA for a popular MMORPG called Ultima Online (this was before WoW was a sparkle in Blizzard's eye). After a few years of policing the haXXorZ, overseeing a few in-game weddings, and shipping several expansion skus, I decided it was time for a change.  I remember the advice from one of my journalism professors when I asked about pursuing a graduate degree; his suggestion, "Go to business school!"  I heeded his advice, got accepted to the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, and started working on my MBA. While finishing my MBA at McCombs, I was presented with an opportunity to work for a company that developed online trading software (Charles Schwab, formerly CyberTrader).  This may seem a stretch from video games, but the client/server infrastructure and the uptime requirements for an MMORPG and a securities trading engine are quite similar.  Although the content and use cases are obviously very different, both require fast connections and the ability to allow users to log into the service at any time.  My next career move was into the enterprise software arena where I worked as a product manager for Sun Microsystems in the Identity Management space. Fast forward to today, I'm your newest product manager at SolarWinds.  I will be managing Toolset, VoiP, and eventually the Kiwi products.  Outside of the SolarWinds 'Borg' (assimilation is swift and definitive), I keep busy with my lovely wife, two beautiful kiddos, and a pug named Marley.  When they go to bed, I'm either watching a movie, reading a book (working on Atlas Shrugged, and it is work, indeed), or staring at the red circle of death on my XBOX 360.