The five free admin tools listed in post allow you to monitor your Windows network and help you to manage user passwords.

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1. Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor tracks changes to IT infrastructure and provides answers to questions of ‘who changed what, when and where’. Audited systems include Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange, Windows Server, File Server, SQL Server, Event Logs & Syslog events, VMware, SharePoint and more, Netwrix auditor allows rolling back the unwanted changes upon request.


Netwrix Auditor

2. Netwrix Password Manager

Password Manager allows users to reset forgotten passwords, troubleshoot account lockouts and unlock their accounts manually, through a web-based, self-service portal and integration with the standard Windows logon procedure.


Netwrix Password Manager

3. Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner

Account Lockout Examiner automatically alerts the help-desk staff on lockout events and launches a troubleshooting process, scanning through system services, mapped network drivers, scheduled tasks and other places. The accounts can be unlocked via the unified console, web-based interface or a mobile device.


Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner

4. Netwrix Disk Space Monitor

Disk Space Monitor alerts administrators in real-time when disk space falls below certain threshold on one or more network servers. This freeware tool centrally monitors multiple servers for free disk space and sends alerts by e-mail.


Netwrix Disk Space Monitor

5. Netwrix Bulk Password Reset

Bulk Password Reset comes handy for changing multiple local account passwords in bulk and across multiple computers. You can specify an entire domain, select a specific subset of computers, or tell the tool to use a computer list from a text file.


Bulk Password Reset


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