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About Windows Server Monitoring and Administration

The key to Windows server performance often comes down to whether or not administrators are using the right tools. New server monitoring and management tools are coming out all the time, and our experts know the best free tools for Windows environments. This topic page features the top tools and utilities for troubleshooting and managing a Windows server. Check out our book excerpt from the Windows Administrator's Automation Toolkit to learn some helpful server management secrets, our series which analyzes the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, and tools and resources for Windows Server 2008. These utilities are sure to keep your Windows servers humming.