background preloader

101 Free Admin Tools

101 Free Admin Tools
We know administrators love tools that make life easier – especially when they’re free! So here are 101 of them! System and network analysis 1. NTFS Permissions Explorer Using this MMC snap-in you can quickly visualize the user and group permissions of a local or remote folder or drive in a hierarchical format to help identify problems. 2. Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful Wi-Fi management and troubleshooting tool that allows you to locate and verify Wi-Fi devices, detect rogue Access Points, troubleshoot connections, and search for Wi-Fi networks. 3. Whois performs a lookup of the registration information of a given IP address or domain name. 4. ShareEnum allows you to scan and view the security settings of file shares on your network. 5. PipeList displays a list of named pipes on your system, including the number of active instances and the instance threshold. 6. TCPView allows you to view detailed TCP and UDP connection information in a user friendly format. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

http://www.gfi.com/blog/101-free-admin-tools/

Related:  Digital 1computer utilitiesfejtorokIT Tipstech

57 Tips Every Admin Should Know The longer a person serves as a network admin, the more tips and tricks they are likely to pick up along the way. Some could be shortcuts, others might seem like magic, but all are intended to save you time and help you solve problems. Assume that all of these Windows commands should be run from an administrative command prompt if you are using Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 2008. The most essential tool for sysadmins: Automate multiple OS patching Scan for vulnerabilities Audit hardware and software Run compliance reports Discover, manage and secure your network Monitor & control web activity Manage bandwidth & internet usage Secure downloads & web browsing Control of applications & stronger policy

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you — Productivity in the Cloud 6 links that will show you what Google knows about you (Photo by Alex Koloskov at www.photigy.com ) Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you. 1. The Top Ten Places To Find Free Brain Training Whether you’re just getting started on your brain training regimen, or you’re deep in the thick of it, variety can be the thing that keeps you going. I’ve put together 10 fantastic free resources to give you a taste of what’s available with just the quick click of your mouse. Get comfortable, take a little break and dig into some quality free brain training. Maximum PC Maker’s Mark is of course the name of a fine Kentucky bourbon whiskey, but the phrase also applies to the stamp that skilled artisans apply to their creations. When you’ve finished building your custom PC, we’d encourage you to stamp it with your own maker’s mark; after all, the one-of-a-kind creation you’ll have wrought will have nothing in common with the mass-produced rigs that mainstream manufacturers churn out by the millions. That’s one of the most exciting aspects of our hobby. Automobile buffs can tune and customize their factory-built cars and trucks, but computer geeks like us get to build something new and unique almost entirely from whole cloth. And it’s so easy that you have to wonder why anyone would buy a preassembled PC in the first place.

Guy's Top Ten Utilities Review Menu I will be surprised if you don't find at least one gem amongst this list of tools that have served me well over the last 10 years. Many are completely free, while others offer a free trial. 1) FreePing FreePing was the first computer utility that I ever used, thus it has a special place in my heart. It's still wonderful for troubleshooting intermittent network connectivity problems. Downloadable Computer Repair CDs One of our Technibble forum members, PcTek9, and a handful of other Technibble members have compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks. In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs. Some of these are free to download, some are not. Be sure to read the EULA for the CD’s you download and the applications you use to make sure you are allowed to use them in the manner you plan to use them in.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 of The Best Podcasts Creating Apps for Teachers March 10, 2015 Podcasts are audio shows created with the intent to communicate an idea, tell a story, or to simply share audio recordings of whatever sort. In everyday sense of the term, podcasts are also used to refer to video recordings though many prefer to use the technical terminology: vidcasts or videocasts to refer to them. The educational potential of podcasts is huge and students can use them for a variety of purposes some of which include: delivering research content, creating and sharing audio (video) stories, recording and sharing learning experiences with others and many more. A cheap, powerful digital microscope using your smartphone and an old laser pointer There is little reason anymore to buy one of those toy microscopes from the hobby shop for your budding biologist. To observe all that the microworld has to offer, the focus has shifted from the scope, to the camera. In other words, instead of trying to rig a camera to an existing scope, it now seems to make more sense to just build the scope around the camera. A cool project to build a high-power digital microscope, using an iPhone and the focusing lens from a cheap laser pointer, recently showed up on the Instructables website. Ten minutes and twenty dollars may be a little bit optimistic, but the video below does make it look easy. With imaging power up to 175x, this scope is more than just a tool — it’s an instrument.

The Ultimate List of Uses for Old Computers Are you wondering what to do with that old computer? Well, I will start by skipping the usual… I will not talk about the obvious uses which you probably already know like: “Sell it on eBay”, “Cannibalize it”, “Give it to the Kids”, “Donate it”, “Recycle it” etc. If you wanted to do any of those you wouldn’t be reading this article in the first place, would you? Or other uses that are simply not practical for 99.9% of us… Like building a cluster… That is, if you have more than one old pc, and are prepared to spend more on electricity than what these computers are worth. I am going to give you real no-nonsense uses, which will save you money, make your life easier, and will be plain fun.

Cell Phone Hacks Cell Phone Hacks Feb Making a Switch Type NFC Tag Posted by John Michael Sol Cruz in Articles, Cell Phone Hacks tagged: android, NFC, NFC Tags, NFC Task Launcher, Play Store, Switch Tags, Tagstand Dec 100 Websites To See Before You Die (Part 1) Here at Maximum PC, we've always done our fair share of website recommendation articles--including a couple of doozies from the past few years. And of course we're not the only ones who do this sort of article either; it's a proven popular format. But this year, we thought we'd mix things up a little bit. Rather than just focusing on what's services are popular, or which web apps will make you the most productive, we wanted to take a look at what's fun on the Internet.

Related:  hacking n crackingWeb Development Online Tools