DameWare™ NT Utilities:      A Option to Native Windows Admin Tools             ®                                         ...
Today’s Session      Hosts             Craig McDonald, DameWare Product Manager             Mark Allen, DameWare Sales Eng...
Before We Get Started…         Today’s content is interactive!                We only have an hour                Slide...
Agenda      Introductions & Housekeeping      Where does a sysadmin’s time go?      How DameWare NT Utilities can help ...
Where Do SysAdmins Lose Time?       Active Directory® (AD) Management             » Using individual tools to perform eac...
Active Directory Management© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Demonstration                   Active Directory Management via DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESER...
Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?       Viewing/Exporting System Info from Remote Machines             » Windows® System Info...
Remote Access with DameWare       Capturing system information from remote machines© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL ...
Demonstration                     Capturing system information from remote                             machines via DameWa...
Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?       Windows Management             » To open the systems tools, you must first logon to t...
Windows® Management with DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Demonstration                         Windows Management via DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?       Remote Access             » Adding systems, servers, domains and nodes manually      ...
Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?       Remote Access (continued)             » Need to call the end-user to discuss or expla...
The “Conventional” MethodRemote in…                                                         Then E-mail                   ...
DameWare                       ™       DameWare Mini Remote Control             » Included in the NT Utilities package   ...
Other Features that Save Time!© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The Choice is Yours…      The “conventional” method of managing your system                                               ...
DameWare                       ™                        Doing IT right!© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERV...
Additional Resources       Community Forum             http://forums.dameware.com/       Online Support Site            ...
The SolarWinds Story       Easy to find             » http://www.solarwinds.com/             » Partner websites, and Inte...
Summary                                           Q&A© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Windows comes with its own management utilities. But what if you need more? Are there options 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.

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  • No exporting ability in either Need to purchase 3 rd party tools for retrieving/exporting info
  • Native Windows system tools accessible from one place No need to access the machine remotely to log in and use Windows system tools Windows Network Browser for non-AD environments Domain controllers, servers and workstations, as well as non-browseable machines can easily be managed via machine name or IP address after being added to the network browser tree view.
  • Other features of DMRC that save a ton of time for SysAdmins and simplifies administration IPv4 and IPv6 support Wake-on LAN or Remote Wake-up ability Shared sessions/screen sharing Simple file transfer Instant screenshot capturing and saving ability Chat option with the end-user Interactive Smart Card Login and Remote Smart Card Authentication using a Smart Card and PIN from your local machine. No Smart Card middleware is required, and no Smart Card reader needs to be installed on the remote machine. (MRC was the first third-part remote administration tool with this capability.)
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    1. 1. DameWare™ NT Utilities: A Option to Native Windows Admin Tools ® April 9, 2012© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    2. 2. Today’s Session Hosts Craig McDonald, DameWare Product Manager Mark Allen, DameWare Sales Engineer ® ® ® ® ® ®© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    3. 3. Before We Get Started… Today’s content is interactive!  We only have an hour  Slides and demo Ask questions!!!  Don’t be afraid to ask deeper questions  Don’t wait until the end – ask away Today’s session is being recorded  Recorded session on DameWare.com  Slides available on slideshare.com© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    4. 4. Agenda Introductions & Housekeeping Where does a sysadmin’s time go? How DameWare NT Utilities can help Other Tools for Consideration Summary and Q&A© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    5. 5. Where Do SysAdmins Lose Time?  Active Directory® (AD) Management » Using individual tools to perform each and every task » Using additional 3rd party tools to discover users, systems and domains and then adding them to the Active Directory interface » Some tools do not support all objects and attributes of Active Directory© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    6. 6. Active Directory Management© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    7. 7. Demonstration Active Directory Management via DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    8. 8. Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?  Viewing/Exporting System Info from Remote Machines » Windows® System Information Tools » Command-line tools© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    9. 9. Remote Access with DameWare  Capturing system information from remote machines© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    10. 10. Demonstration Capturing system information from remote machines via DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    11. 11. Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?  Windows Management » To open the systems tools, you must first logon to the remote machine » Requires the Control Panel or command-line interface be opened each and every time to access the system control tools© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    12. 12. Windows® Management with DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    13. 13. Demonstration Windows Management via DameWare© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    14. 14. Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?  Remote Access » Adding systems, servers, domains and nodes manually » Logging into the remote machines individually • To edit/modify registry settings and system services • To implement access and logon policies • To force encryption and policies • To monitor processes, kill or restart applications, deploy/uninstall software or to shutdown/restart systems or operations© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    15. 15. Where Do sysadmins Lose Time?  Remote Access (continued) » Need to call the end-user to discuss or explain the problem » Use Paint® or another “creative” method to take/save screenshots, then share them or email them to the administrator » You may have to deal with multiple monitor scenarios or screen resolution issues© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    16. 16. The “Conventional” MethodRemote in… Then E-mail it to yourself Access the info… Take a screenshot and paste it into Paint…© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    17. 17. DameWare ™  DameWare Mini Remote Control » Included in the NT Utilities package » Allows taking complete control of the remote machine with having to log in every time » Most remote administration can be performed from one single interface© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    18. 18. Other Features that Save Time!© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    19. 19. The Choice is Yours… The “conventional” method of managing your system © iStockPhoto or…© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    20. 20. DameWare ™ Doing IT right!© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    21. 21. Additional Resources  Community Forum http://forums.dameware.com/  Online Support Site http://support.dameware.com/search/  SolarWinds Knowledge Base http://knowledgebase.solarwinds.com/kb/categories/DameWare/  Product Page http://www.dameware.com/ www.solarwinds.com© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    22. 22. The SolarWinds Story  Easy to find » http://www.solarwinds.com/ » Partner websites, and Internet Search  Easy to buy » Downloadable from the website for evaluation and purchase » Affordable price points  Easy to install » Products can be downloaded, installed, and configured in less than 1 hour » No Professional Services needed for deployment  Easy to use » Windows-based products » Intuitive user interfaces and graphical tools© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    23. 23. Summary Q&A© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    24. 24. Thank You© 2012 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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