Microsoft has released a troubleshooting and Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) like tool for Office. It is called the Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool or OffCAT for short.
free-tools for admins
DISM GUI is a front-end to the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command-line utility in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The DISM GUI makes learning DISM command-line syntax optional.
The free Get Local Admins GUI tool allows you to find local users who have administrators rights.
Microsoft’s free Windows 7 USB tool allows you to create a bootable USB stick to install Windows 7 or Windows 8. Rufus can do the same, is more reliable, and has more features.
We’ve been looking at a number of tools for exploring WMI. The last one I want to discuss is actually a PowerShell script, but it won’t feel like any PowerShell script you’ve run before. The WMI Explorer was written back in the days of PowerShell 1.0, I believe, by former PowerShell MVP Marc van Orsouw, more familiarly known as MoW.