Making MOM More Secure

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

MOM is a management tool for consolidating information about your Windows servers and administering them from a centralized location. To use MOM 2005, you need at least one Windows Server 2003 machine on the network, but you can even run UNIX and Linux servers from MOM using a third party add-on such as MetiLinx Connect for MOM. You can monitor performance and track security, analyze network assets and automate many administrative tasks.Although management software tends to be deployed by enterprise level businesses, Microsoft offers a Workgroup edition of MOM 2005 for small networks (10 or fewer servers). The Workgroup edition costs less and doesn’t require a SQL server (it can use the Microsoft Desktop Engine). However, it lacks the reporting component and doesn’t include the MOM Connector Framework (MCF), which allows for Web-based communications for sharing of data between multiple instances of MOM and other third party management systems. The Workgroup Edition requires Active D...