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Category: Systems Management

Notes on Windows Advanced Troubleshooting

Last year, I happened to be involved on a series of unusually complex problems that required some advanced diagnostic techniques. During the course of those issues I prepared some notes so that my teams could acquire some sort of independence and have a sense of how these tasks can be accomplished.

Advanced Troubleshooting requires lot of study, patience and dedication. Let’s face it: it’s not easy. But knowing what the tools are and how the process works helps on demystifying this activity. That is why I’ve decided to release my OneNote Notebook on Live.com so that you can ...

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The role of PowerShell in IT-aware Services and Applications

Several months ago, I happened to share a nice conversation about the potential of PowerShell as part of the IT/Enterprise Architecture. Then I discovered that the benefits of architecting IT-aware Applications are still widely unknown or misunderstood. That’s the reason I would like to share my thoughts on this subject pointing out the special role that PowerShell can play in this field.

IT-aware Services and Applications

IT-aware Services and Applications incorporate the necessary instrumentation so that IT and Operations Teams can control, monitor, diagnose and operate them using the same semantics that the business uses in addition to the ...

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Configuring your Personal NMAgent Session Store

OrganizingSessionsToday I would like to explain a little bit what Session Stores are for the NMAgent and, therefore, what a Personal Session Store is. A Session Store is a database table that holds the information from your Agent Sessions when you have tell him to do so. Every run command invocation fires a new Agent Session and you have the option to persist the results in a database if you issue the -save parameter as well on the CLI.

Since version 4.54b0 you can choose your Session Store and define its name on your Profile Settings. Consequently, you will ...

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