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jalasoft and savision – that’s great teamwork…

i just got this press release.  i have to say, this is great stuff!  unless you’re near an “envisioning center” it’s really difficult to get a grasp of how all these partner products work together to form a cohesive monitoring platform with operations manager.  here’s a little blurb about it… Jalasoft and Savision team up at Microsoft Tech·Ed IT Professionals 2008 Santa Clara/Utrecht, October 27, 2008-- Jalasoft and Savision announced today that they are teaming up to provide demonstrations of their products at TechED IT Professionals 2008 this November in Barcelona.  Jalasoft’s Xian Network Manager Io and Savision’s Live Maps are both products designed to work with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. Live Map’s elaborate mapping features give Xian users the power to create network aware topologies, business process and geographical maps of your network. Additionally, Xian Network Manager adds network devices down to interface level allowing you a

southeast management user group – november 14, 2008!

hey folks, we’ve finished planning another user group and have the presenters and sponsors lined up.  acresso and securevantage were kind enough to buy us some food!  please make sure to register soon so we can get an accurate headcount to feed everyone.  :) head over to the official smug site for the agenda, located at: if you just want to register, here’s the link:   look forward to seeing you all!

ping sweeping with FOR statements …

i just wanted to familiarize myself with the for statement in powershell by playing around with a few examples.  this one, i find particularly useful in situations where for example, i’m sitting in a lab and need to know what IPs are available. back to what i was saying, to get familiar with the for statement, i thought i’d start off with what i know in cmd shell.  if you look at this this block below, you’ll see that i’m using the /L switch of the for statement to handle stepping through a sequence of numbers. for /l %i in (1,1,255) do @ping -n 1 99.206.102.%i | find /i ": bytes=" > nul && @echo Successfully pinged 99.206.102.%i Successfully pinged Successfully pinged Successfully pinged Successfully pinged     well, that worked out.  while the cmd shell has an IF statement, it doesn’t have a true if/then/else conditional statement.  you can simulate this in batch script… but you can’t do it w

executing batch files remotely with psexec …

if you’ve got a batch file of some sort (bat or cmd) sitting out somewhere that you want to execute remotely, you’ll want to make sure you’re following the right syntax to get this to work. here are some examples that DO NOT work: psexec \\myDesktop \\myServer\myShare\test.cmd   PsExec could not start \\myServer\myShare\test.cmd on myDesktop: Access is denied.   by default, psexec runs the context in localsystem.  since the system most likely doesn’t have access to the share, let’s give psexec some credentials which has access to the share: psexec \\myDesktop -u myUser -p myPassword \\myServer\myShare\test.cmd   PsExec could not start \\myServer\myShare\test.cmd on myDesktop: Access is denied.   ah, this isn’t going to work either, but we’re getting closer.  the access denied message throws me off a little since i know the password is right.  it seems the problem is that psexec will not execute the .cmd or .bat file without knowing the context in which to exec