I love SharePoint, but servers can drive me crazy. So many! So check this out … http://spdash.codeplex.com/ Allows lightening fast multiple server management. RDP doesn’t scale. Manage 10 servers easier than 1 with incredible "Grid" scripts that put everything on one page.
- Do admin tasks faster
- Scale up beyond RDP
- Add new servers without fear
- Pure XML config
- Auto-detect SharePoint farm (machines + users)
- Grid output, easy to read
- Copy and paste to Excel
Real application screen-shots:
DevAdmin is how I think of my work. An administrator that uses development (script/code) to get more done with less. A developer that administers system capacity, performance, and scale. It’s a mix. And it’s a beautiful thing.
SharePoint farms have many servers with various services, applications, traffic patterns, and purposes. Having "grid" scripts like the below sample screen-shots can be a life saver. What’s a "grid"? Simple. I wanted to build a real-time Excel spreadsheet to display ALL configuration without RDP. RDP won’t scale. While great for 1-2 servers, it is awful for 10+ servers. Having confidence in your configs and knowing everything is 100% consistent are BIG steps forward for most admins.