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What is the best network monitoring tool?

By mitcham ·
I manage a Windows network and mostly use a
slew of tools to monitor activity on the
network. It's starting to be a pain. Can anyone
recommend a good all-in-one tool that will let
me:

-See what workstations are currently logged in
to the domain
-What user is on each workstation
-Each workstation's current IP address

One other thing: In Vista, I cannot see each
workstation's "Description" like I used to be
able to see in XP. This is when you click on
"Network" and it lists all the workstations on
the network. Our company names each workstation
with MEI-Serial# then puts the employee's name
in the description. The description shows up
just fine when viewing "My Network Places -->
Entire Network --> Microsoft Windows Network --
> Domain", but in Vista when you click
"Network" from the start menu, there is no
option to see the "Description".

Thanks!

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I would.....

by ---TK--- In reply to What is the best network ...

start to learn how to VBScript and write batch files.... That way you can code your own programs and have them do what you want them to do....

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Computer Descriptions

by cypher.msix In reply to What is the best network ...

Instead of using the Network icon, to see a list of computers and their 'descriptions'... open a command prompt and type 'net view'. Same thing. ;-)

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Here's a Tech Republic list

by sbarie In reply to What is the best network ...
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