Category Archives: Utilities

Useful Utilities

Notepad++

Notepad++ is a freeware text editor that has a wide range of great features. I use it for nearly all my text based programming (PHP, HTML, CSS, CMD, JS, etc), for editing configuration files and reading Linux text files (i.e. … Continue reading

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VideoLAN VLC

VideoLAN VLC is a great cross platform media player ideal for networks. CODECs for most formats are included with the player so it can be easily deployed without needing extra installers. As it is self contained it is very easy … Continue reading

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EZ GPO

EZ GPO is small utility that allows central power policy management through Group Policies. Saving energy, money and the environment. Ideal for school computer labs and staff rooms, as well as business. EZ GPO can be deployed by MSI across … Continue reading

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AD Explorer

An LDAP browser for Active Directory. Makes it easy to see all attributes of objects and assists in configuring web applications that authenticate using LDAP. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Networking/AdExplorer.mspx You can connect to your AD server without knowing any LDAP paths, just use … Continue reading

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Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

A graphical Windows boot disc containing many useful applications to repair, recover or clean a PC. http://www.ubcd4win.com/ Can also be combined with UBCD for DOS on the one disk. It is based on Bart’s PE Builder boot disc, and supports … Continue reading

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SysInternals Website

A great site with a large collection of tools, everything from Active Directory Management and Monitoring through to security, process monitoring and funny screen savers. http://www.sysinternals.com/ SysInternals was taken over by Microsoft so they also have new URL http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/ Tags: … Continue reading

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XMing X Server

This is a free X Server that is great for managing Linux servers using SSH and PuTTY from a Windows PC. http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/ I wrote an article at Cool Solutions on Remote Management using SSH and X-Forwarding that gives some idea … Continue reading

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