Thursday, October 06, 2011

15 Incredibly Useful (and Free) Microsoft Tools for IT Pros

We've dug through the jungle that is Microsoft Downloads and found 15 of the best free tools you've probably never heard of.

WSCC Windows System Control Center

My first pick isn't actually a Microsoft (MSFT) tool per se: Windows System Control Center is a one-stop downloader for almost 300 maintenance tools from Microsoft's Sysinternals and the ever-popular NirSoft suites: simply download WSCC from KLS-Soft, check all the tools you need and hit "Install". Minutes later you're equipped with some of the most useful tools out there, including Disk2Vhd, Autologon and Autoruns (also described below). WSCC saves these files under C:Program Files (x86)Sysinternals Suite, while NirSofts tools are found under C:Program Files (x86)NirSoft Utilities.

RichCopy 4.0

Everyone knows Robocopy, the command line "Pro" version of Windows Explorer's built-in file transfer tool, but now there's a great UI frontend for Robocopy -- RichCopy 4.0. This Microsoft TechNet invention spares you the headache of learning, checking and retyping command lines. Here are just a few of reasons why RichCopy is so great:

• Copy data on a regular schedule (e.g. copy files from your HD to an external disk every night)

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