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There are a lot of different employee monitoting software on Windows and I guess all of them have basic features such as:
Web time usage control
Web filtering option (allows to block sites, closec TCP ports and etc.);
Web access notifications and alerts (when specified web sites employees access including the username, computer, time, URL);
View screenshots from a user's computer in real-time mode;
User activity reports (what activities employees take up the most time at your company);
All data export;
Remote client installation;
Database optimization and lots of other things. You can check WorkExaminer software.
It depends on what you are looking to achieve, but I would look for software that included blocking capabilities as well as monitoring. It might not be very popular, but in my experience restricting access to social media sites can significantly improve productivity. If you are in a very sensitive business, you could also choose software that logs everything (including a keylogger). I think this is overkill for 99% of businesses, though, and I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable with that level of monitoring. We are talking about employees, after all, not prisoners.
One other thing I might look for is the ability to monitor file transfers and the use of external drives, especially if you have people dealing with a lot of proprietary information.