Using Free Spiceworks Tool for Network Management
Spiceworks IT Desktop offers network monitoring, help desk, PC inventory, warranty review, and IT reporting tools.
Backed by sponsors in the Spiceworks IT Community, Spiceworks IT Desktop includes network monitoring, help desk, PC inventory, warranty review, and IT reporting tools -- and it is free. Processor.com offers a review of Spiceworks and highlights the tool's network management features.
"Network monitoring. The IT Desktops network monitoring tools are comprehensive, as youll be able to see when a user installs an app she shouldnt or even when the printers toner is low. Email management tools help you control the message load on your Exchange server as well as the size of users inboxes. For monitoring, you can view charts for all the network interfaces to see exactly how much bandwidth is being used and where."