You've probably already seen my list of handy utilities ( http://ss64.com/links/windows.html ) but I thought I'd start a thread where you can post links to any other tools you find useful..
Last edited by Simon Sheppard (28 Jul 2009 20:08)
Utilities as in what? Because I use lots of tools since I have been making a pensuite for quite awhile now...having over 100 tools and applications (other files too, but all together is barely 846MB).
Good FREE (fully functional) defrag tool and registry cleaner tool.
Some links that I can't see here - only freeware:
http://www.sourcegear.com/diffmerge/ - diff tool.I think it's better than winmerge.But it's not open source
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm - my favorite text editor.Supports batch scripts syntax.
http://www.pspad.com/ - I use only its hexadecimal view which is not supported by Notepad++ (or I can' see it )
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/ - crimson editor.I don't why but when I use notepad++ ftp plugin I can access only user home directory.When I need ftp file editing i use Crimson editor.
http://www.vim.org/ - Vim.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php - winscp . My favorite ftp client.Has command line interface too.
http://filezilla-project.org/ - It has ftp server for windows too.
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/ - very easy to use http file server for windows
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/ - Xserver for Windows.Irreplaceable when you want to export UI form unix.
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgta … nload.html - Putty - SSH client.Plink - SSH client allows you to automate and call scripts on remote unix machine and etc.
http://www.thefreecountry.com/tofrodos/index.shtml - command line utility that converts text files to DOS/UNIX format.
http://www.fs-driver.org/ - File system drivers for windows
http://www.varaneckas.com/jad - command line java decompiler
http://swissfileknife.sourceforge.net/ - agghhmmm.Very useful command line tool.Replacing, searching, tail,ftp...
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ - unlock locked files and delete them
http://blog.dev-scene.com/ratx/archives/15 - trim
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/ - Peazip.Supports a lot of archive formats
http://www.7-zip.org/ - 7zip archiver.It has also command line verzion 7za which allos you to compress folders.
http://www.netsetman.com - Network settings manager.Has also command line interface
http://www.securityfocus.com/tools/139 - netcat for windows
http://nmap.org/download.html - nmap advanced version of netcat
http://vbmj5g.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p … P?download - Choice.exe
Last edited by npocmaka (04 Dec 2009 09:12)
Kinda glad I revived this thread, people seem to use lots of tools!
free commander is the shit! Dual paned file manager
Make that another for SciTE!
Awesome site for making a pensuite!
Visual Command Line is a tool which allows you to create Batch Files (that are used by the Command Prompt of Windows) easily.
Visual Command Line uses categories to simplify the use of the program, it also allows the user to choose a command, add it, and edit the command the way the user wants to.
* Take full control of the Command Prompt (CMD) of Windows operation system.
* Argument Panel to easily edit your command with a user interface.
* Get information as you type.
* Create Batch files in an easy way.
* Batch commands divided into categories to ease the way you create scripts.
* Explanation for each Batch command and it's most important (or all) arguments.
* Information panel that shows a description for each Batch Command and for the most important (or all) arguments.
Download Visual Command Line at:
This is how Visual Command Line Starts:
Visual Command Line's user-interface provides easy way to create Batch file:
Toolbox on the left side, Properties panel on the right & information panel on the bottom:
Typing something related to Batch language gives you information as-you-type:
Before creating a document you must choose the OS and OS version you desire to work with.
The "Select Compatibility" window also provide you a tip for the chosen selections:
Here you can see some of the options that the TextEditor provide and the settings that the program has:
Download Visual Command Line at:
Last edited by dinbrca (05 Feb 2011 19:02)
check out http://www.nirsoft.net/
there's some good programs there
Last edited by cmdROCKS (17 Mar 2011 02:23)
Infoworld just posted a useful list of Open Source Tools for Windows admins...
Tool No. 1: Wireshark
Network troubleshooting http://www.wireshark.org/
Tool No. 2: AMANDA
Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver.
Tool No. 3: MailArchiva
Tool No. 4: Exchange 2010 RBAC Manager
Exchange 2010 Role-based access control
Tool No. 5: Core Configurator 2.0 for Server Core
GUI for managing admin tasks
Tool No. 6: AutoSPInstaller for SharePoint 2010
Tool No. 7: OCS Inventory
Software and hardware inventory agent:
Tool No. 8: UltraDefrag
Defrag system files, registry hives, and the paging file:
Tool No. 9: Nmap for Windows
Security scanner, network mapper, inventory and monitor host or service uptime:
Tool No. 10: Zenmap
Map a topology of devices connected to your network. (uses Nmap), providing an interactive, animated visualization of hosts on a network:
Tool No. 11: PowerGUI
Graphical user interface and script editor for PowerShell:
Tool No. 12: Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool
Read performance monitor counter logs and analyze them:
Tool No. 13: ClamWin Antivirus
Open source antivirus solution
Tool No. 14: Virtual Router
Turns any Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system into a Wi-Fi hotspot
Tool No. 15: VirtualBox
Open source virtualization
http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source- … 8?page=0,0
Here is a great but easy program for renaming files in windows:
hashtab shell extension
A new rightclick tab to easily compute file hashes
To easily compare 2 text files for differences
very powerful file renamer
All free to use of course
This could be considered as thread necromancy, but just wanted to share this tool:
The only command line tool that I know with possibility to enable or disable protocols from a network adapter.
Before I used this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/winsdk/archive/ … vista.aspx
with a few variants with hardcoded values, but nvspscrub is better
Last edited by npocmaka (18 May 2013 08:25)