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    Managing Critical Applications and Infrastructure with System Center Essentials 2007

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    This whitepaper focuses on ways in which Microsoft System Center Essentials (Essentials) 2007 can be used to manage and troubleshoot common problems related to mission-critical applications. We’ll look at different application and server types, along with examples of typical issues and how to resolve them.
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      System Center Essentials Managing Critical.doc

      System Center Essentials Managing Critical.pdf

      System Center Essentials Managing Critical.xps

      Date Published:

      8/1/2007

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      2.8 MB

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      2.6 MB

        In the early days of computing, the use of technology for business purposes was limited to specialized applications and users. Programs used to run independently and were often run on one or a few large systems. Times have changed significantly, and just a few decades later, almost every organization and employee relies on computing resources for meeting its goals. In modern IT environments, the importance placed on certain applications and services often cannot be overstated. Downtime for a single server might result in dozens or hundreds of users being unable to perform their jobs. When running on a publicly accessible network such as the Internet, the effects can be even more dramatic.

        When evaluating the importance of an application (or the servers that support it), IT staff must consider the number of individuals who rely upon it. Generally, access by more users raises the importance of a system. IT staff should also factor in the costs of downtime and data loss. This information combined often represents the overall importance of IT infrastructure components.

        Modern IT applications are far more complex than they used to be. It’s not uncommon for a single application to have dependencies on many different areas of the infrastructure, ranging from the physical network to the server operating system to application servers. When a user calls or emails to report a performance problem, there are literally dozens of potential explanations. The goal for IT staff is to prevent as many issues as possible and to quickly isolate and resolve problems when they occur. While these goals might seem overwhelming when done manually, automation can significantly help increase uptime and performance.

        The focus of this paper is on ways in which Microsoft System Center Essentials (Essentials) 2007 can be used to manage and troubleshoot common problems related to mission-critical applications. We’ll look at different application and server types, along with examples of typical issues and how to resolve them.
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      Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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