Monitoring Utilization in an NT Workstation Lab
Paul Kranenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam
This paper describes a set of tools used to monitor and maintain NT
workstations at the faculty of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. These tools
have been employed in different shapes and on a variety of systems since 1992. In
particular, the data gathered on usage patterns of workstations in the faculty's public
student labs has proved to be valuable for long-term planning of lab capacity and resource
allocation. The collected data is also made available for live monitoring of workstation
status and utilization. This is helpful both to tutors giving classes and to lab
assistants while troubleshooting. Since mid-1997, all lab machines run Windows NT and the
monitoring and maintenance system has been updated to take advantage of features that NT
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