Windows 7 and Troubleshooting with the Reliability Monitor

April 21, 2009

One of Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans Microsoft business clients recently inquired about the Microsoft Windows Reliability Monitor included in Windows 7. Windows Vista introduced the Reliability Monitor, a tool that provides a timeline of system events that correlate with the overall stability of the PC.

These events include the installation or removal of software and device drivers, application failures, and unclean shutdowns. The Reliability Monitor has proved to be valuable to IT professionals because it allows them to quickly troubleshoot problems back to the system change that caused them.

With Windows 7, Reliability Monitor is now included with Problem Reports and Solutions to better show a relationship existing between system changes, events, and potential resolutions.

Windows 7 also enhances Reliability Monitor by exposing the reliability data via the Windows Management Interface. Using WMI, you can gather reliability data remotely and process it using PowerShell scripts and WMI-related cmdlets. Now, IT professionals can leverage WMI to centrally collect or inspect the reliability of Windows 7 computers throughout the network, either proactively or during a support call.

Other management tools, such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, can centrally monitor the reliability data from all Windows 7 computers. Alternatively, you can create your own PowerShell scripts to monitor reliability and take appropriate action. By centrally monitoring reliability data, you can identify unreliable computers that are affecting user productivity, even if the users don’t bother to call the support center.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service

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