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I run 11 Windows 2008 R2 x64 servers. I am looking at a way to manage and avoid configuration drift. Does anyone know any tools that could help with this?


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Depends on what configuration you're talking about. If the servers are part of a domain, define settings that apply to all the servers in a Group Policy Object instead of manually configuring the settings on each server.

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Really what I want to avoid is that I place a common set of files on each server (Eg command line tools) and then they disappear from one server with no trace. – dotnetdev Mar 27 '12 at 12:45
Again it depends. If the tools that you're talking about have MSI installers, then you can assign the package to all the servers via a Group Policy. If you're manually copying a folder full of executables into a certain place on your servers, you could host that folder on a DC and the use Group Policy Preferences to specify the source and destination, so if they're ever deleted they will be restored. – Chris McKeown Mar 27 '12 at 12:53

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