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Repair Disk Manager

Automated and Efficient Repair Disk Management for Windows NT and Windows 2000

 

Product Features

Automating Repair Disk Management

Microsoft recommends to create a emergency repair disk whenever you make a significant change to the hardware or software in a Windows NT/2000 system. Sure, like we have time to do that. In reality these disks are rarely made because it is a manual process and extremely time-consuming. It requires Microsoft's RDISK (for Windows NT) or Backup (for Windows 2000) utilities to be run on each computer, and a separate disk used and maintained for each computer. We have something better to do, but if you don't do it, one day it will bite you in the butt.

RepairDisk Manager automates the process of creating your emergency repair disks. RepairDisk Manager provides an easy-to-use graphical interface that allows you to quickly schedule repair disk runs throughout your enterprise – daily, weekly, or monthly – on a regular basis. This ensures the disks get created, significantly improving your recovery time when a system crashes.

Faster disaster recovery RepairDisk Manager provides for almost instantaneous recovery and restoration of information needed to repair your systems.

Less system downtime With RepairDisk Manager, faster recovery means less system downtime - costing tons of money.

Improved Productivity RepairDisk Manager automates the process of updating vital emergency repair information, freeing you up for more critical tasks.

Reduced Costs By centrally managing your repair disk process, you can immediately realize significant cost and time savings.

"I installed your program, and did remote backups of several of our Main Servers. Then, quite by coincidence, our Student Email server stopped working all together. Fortunately, it did not go BSOD and reboots did nothing to help. I found that a wayward perl script had corrupted the registry! I then remembered that I had JUST used your RepairDisk Manager hours earlier --- and PRESTO I got a REAL LIVE Situation to use your software. The restore went without a hitch and saved me literally HOURS of hard work."
- Systems Manager



Product Benefits

Fast Recovery

When there is a system failure on your Windows NT/2000 machines, RepairDisk Manager provides almost instantaneous recovery and restoration of repair disk information. Because the information is stored online in a central location, accessing the information is fast and easy. No more searching for the physical repair disk, if one was even created. No more spending several hours restoring a system. Now, a simple user interface guides you through the process of recovering from a potential disaster and recovering registry hives. With RepairDisk Manager, you're time won't be wasted on this mundane task, and you'll have time for more important duties.

If any part of your business is dependent upon your Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems, you can't afford downtime. In these environments, Microsoft strongly recommends using the RDISK and Backup utilities to capture and restore registry information to allow quick recovery from Windows NT/2000 failures.

RepairDisk Manager provides an automated, easy-to-use method to regularly capture the repair disk information necessary to restore your systems. This provides the protection you need to recover quickly from disaster and restore your mission-critical servers and workstations so your business continues running and your employees remain productive. And since the repair disk information is stored online in a central location, you don't need to worry about maintaining and labeling floppy disks for every computer.

Don't be caught unprepared for disaster. Ensure your emergency repair disks are generated regularly with RepairDisk Manager.



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Product Requirements

OS Platform Supported
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT4 Server (SP3 or higher)
Windows NT4 Workstation (SP3 or higher)

Minimum Hardware Required
CPU Pentium 166
RAM 16
HD (Install) 8MB
HD (Operating) 8MB



FAQs

Q: Does RepairDisk Manager need to be installed on every system?
A: No. RepairDisk Manager only needs to be installed on a single management system (workstation or server).

Q: What are the different components of RepairDisk Manager?
A: There are 4 components:

  • RDM.exe - RepairDisk Manager GUI Interface. Used to create/apply Emergency Repair Disks, Create Schedules, etc...
  • RDMAgenti.exe - RepairDisk Manager agent that gets "pushed" to a machine. Creates/updates the emergency repair information on the remote system.
  • RDMSchedule.exe - RepairDisk Manager Scheduler.
  • AutoUpd.exe - Raxco Software Auto Update utility. Used to keep your software up-to-date.

Q: What permission is required for RepairDisk Manager to access a remote or local system?
A: You need to have administrative access to the remote or local pc and the administrative account must have the ability to read and write to the registry.

Q: Why did my scheduled job not execute?
A: There are several reasons that this could have occurred. The most common reason is that the AT scheduler service has been turned off. You can verify that the AT scheduler is started by going to a command prompt and typing in "AT", it should return a list of RDM schedules.

Q: What user profile does RepairDisk Manager use?
A: RepairDisk Manager will use the default user profile to install the program files, or you can choose to install it under the local administrators account.

Q: Where does RepairDisk Manager log information?
A: RepairDisk Manager logs information to the Windows Application Event Log as well as the RepairDisk Manager log file - RDMLog.log which can be found in the RepairDisk Manager/Logs folder.

Q: I amm getting an "unable to initialize RPC interface" error. What does this mean?
A: This error is indicative of a network problem. To resolve this issue, make sure that your network is functioning properly and that the computer is visible on the network.

Q: Why can I not see my workstation on the network?
A: This error is indicative of a network problem. To resolve this issue, make sure that your network is functioning properly and that the computer is logged into the domain.

Q: When I run RepairDisk Manager it eventually times out. How long should it take RepairDisk Manager to create Emergency Repair Disks for a workstation?
A: That depends on the workload of the workstation, how much data has to be saved and how powerful the machine is. Try scheduling RepairDisk Manager to run during off-peak times.

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