Best Free Windows Admin Tools

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The tools are ordered according to user ratings. To rate a program click on its title and scroll to the end of the review.

  1. FREE: EventSentry Light – Real-time event log monitoring (+211 rating, 49 votes)
  2. FREE: Remote Desktop Manager – A powerful RDP client (+188 rating, 42 votes)
  3. FREE: Spiceworks – Network Monitoring and Help Desk software (+130 rating, 34 votes)
  4. FREE: ADManager Plus – Active Directory reports and monitoring (+117 rating, 27 votes)
  5. FREE: Sysinternals Suite – Troubleshooting utilities (+115 rating, 27 votes)
  6. FREE: Active Directory Reports Lite – Active Directory reporting tool (+114 rating, 26 votes)
  7. FREE: GFI LANguard – Network Security Scanner (+110 rating, 27 votes)
  8. FREE: KeePass – Open source password manager (+104 rating, 24 votes)
  9. FREE: JiJi Self Service Password Reset – Allows end users reset their password (+91 rating, 21 votes)
  10. FREE: Notepad++ – Source code editor and Notepad replacement (+90 rating, 22 votes)
  11. FREE: Wireshark – Powerful network analyzer (+76 rating, 18 votes)
  12. FREE: Zenmap: Windows GUI for nmap (+76 rating, 17 votes)
  13. FREE: Farm Commander – Copy, move delete files on multiple servers (+71 rating, 16 votes)
  14. FREE: UBCD4Win – Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, a comprehensive rescue tool (+69 rating, 17 votes)
  15. FREE: MobaXterm – The multitab Unix browser for Windows (+68 rating, 17 votes)
  16. FREE: Process Monitor – View file system, registry, and network activity (+68 rating, 16 votes)
  17. FREE: Desktop Central Free Windows Tools – 10 admin utilities (+67 rating, 16 votes)
  18. FREE: XIA Configuration Server – inventory and technical documentation (+63 rating, 17 votes)
  19. FREE: TeraCopy – Increase copy speed (+63 rating, 14 votes)
  20. FREE: Sequoia View – Visualize occupied hard disk space (+62 rating, 15 votes)
  21. FREE: Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) – Recover Windows using Linux (+61 rating, 16 votes)
  22. FREE: Autoruns – Manage Windows startup programs (+56 rating, 13 votes)
  23. FREE: BartPE – A Windows PE-based rescue platform (+55 rating, 13 votes)
  24. FREE: VMware DiskMount GUI – Mount VMDK files (+54 rating, 14 votes)
  25. FREE: EventTracker PULSE – a search engine for log data (+53 rating, 14 votes)
  26. FREE: Service and Scheduled Task User Manager – Change service accounts passwords (+53 rating, 12 votes)
  27. Reply To: Windows Server 2012 R2 on VirtualBox – Error 0x000000C4 (+51 rating, 63 votes)
  28. FREE: Iometer – Measure disk performance (+51 rating, 15 votes)
  29. FREE: Process Explorer – A better Task Manager (+49 rating, 14 votes)
  30. FREE: JiJi Help Desk Password Reset – Delegate password resets (+49 rating, 11 votes)
  31. FREE: AD Tidy – Identify last logged on user and computer accounts (+49 rating, 11 votes)
  32. FREE: NTPWEdit – Reset Windows 7 password (+48 rating, 18 votes)
  33. FREE: Netcat – Swiss army knife for network troubleshooting (+48 rating, 11 votes)
  34. FREE: SpecOps Gpupdate – WOL, gpupdate, remote restart (+47 rating, 12 votes)
  35. FREE: ExInsight – Monitoring and statistics for Microsoft Exchange (+47 rating, 11 votes)
  36. FREE: The Dude – Map networks and monitor services (+46 rating, 12 votes)
  37. FREE: My_7PE – Build Windows 7 PE without WAIK (+46 rating, 11 votes)
  38. FREE: Robocopy – Mirror folders (+43 rating, 11 votes)
  39. FREE: CoreConfigurator – A GUI for Server Core (+43 rating, 10 votes)
  40. FREE: Process Hacker – A mighty Task Manager and Process Explorer alternative (+43 rating, 10 votes)
  41. FREE: FileMenu Tools – Customize Windows Explorer easily (+43 rating, 10 votes)
  42. FREE: EndPointScan – Scan your network for devices (+42 rating, 10 votes)
  43. FREE: SolarWinds Exchange Monitor (+41 rating, 12 votes)
  44. FREE: ADModify.NET – Modify multiple user accounts in Active Directory (+41 rating, 11 votes)
  45. FREE: JiJi Self Extractor – Create self-extracting compressed executables (+41 rating, 10 votes)
  46. FREE: Treesize Free – Shows size of folder and subfolders (+40 rating, 10 votes)
  47. FREE: PocketPutty – SSH client for Windows Mobile (+38 rating, 12 votes)
  48. FREE: Specops Command – PowerShell meets Group Policy (+38 rating, 10 votes)
  49. FREE: Lansweeper – Hardware and software inventory for Windows (+38 rating, 10 votes)
  50. FREE: SuRun – Run programs with local admin right (+37 rating, 9 votes)
  51. FREE: Revo Uninstaller – Free PCs from junk (+37 rating, 9 votes)
  52. FREE: ManageEngine Desktop Central – Client management software (+37 rating, 9 votes)
  53. FREE: Live Maps for Microsoft Operations Manager (+36 rating, 9 votes)
  54. Free RDP manager – Royal TS (+35 rating, 8 votes)
  55. FREE: MobaSSH – SSH server for Windows (+34 rating, 10 votes)
  56. FREE: NetWrix Disk Space Monitor (+33 rating, 9 votes)
  57. FREE: GParted – Partition manager for Windows and Linux (+33 rating, 9 votes)
  58. FREE: mRemoteNG – Open source, multi-protocol, remote connection manager (+33 rating, 8 votes)
  59. FREE: AD PHOTO EDIT – Import Exchange Global Address List (GAL) images into Active Directory (+33 rating, 8 votes)
  60. FREE: AD Info – User friendly Active Directory reporting tool (+32 rating, 10 votes)
  61. FREE: Terminals – A multi-tabbed RDP client (+32 rating, 8 votes)
  62. FREE: PacketTrap pt360 ToolSuite – network management (+32 rating, 8 votes)
  63. FREE: NetWrix File Server Change Reporter (+32 rating, 8 votes)
  64. FREE: EMCO Network Software Scanner – Audit installed programs (+32 rating, 7 votes)
  65. FREE: Request Tracker – ITIL compliant Service Desk software (+31 rating, 8 votes)
  66. FREE: System Explorer – Examine a Windows installation in detail (+31 rating, 7 votes)
  67. FREE: EMCO WakeOnLan – Wake-on-LAN utility for large networks (+31 rating, 7 votes)
  68. FREE: Memtest86 – A memory diagnostic tool (+31 rating, 7 votes)
  69. FREE: Hyper-V Monitor Gadget for the Windows Vista sidebar (+30 rating, 8 votes)
  70. Free software inventory software – EMCO Remote Installer (+30 rating, 7 votes)
  71. FREE: PDQ Deploy – Software deployment software (+29 rating, 10 votes)
  72. FREE: NetWrix Services Monitor – Restart failing Windows services (+29 rating, 8 votes)
  73. FREE: locate32 – Find files (+29 rating, 7 votes)
  74. FREE: NirCmd – Swiss army knife for the command prompt (+29 rating, 7 votes)
  75. FREE: WuInstall – Install Windows updates using a command line script (+29 rating, 7 votes)
  76. FREE: EMCO MAC Address Scanner (+29 rating, 7 votes)
  77. FREE: NTop-XTRA – Shows network usage (+28 rating, 7 votes)
  78. FREE: SolarWinds Real-Time NetFlow Analyzer (+28 rating, 7 votes)
  79. FREE: GImageX – A GUI for ImageX (+28 rating, 7 votes)
  80. FREE: EMCO Remote Console – Remote command tool for Windows (+28 rating, 7 votes)
  81. FREE: CCleaner – Improve Windows performance by removing unnecessary files and registry entries (+28 rating, 6 votes)
  82. FREE: eToolz – GUI for ping, traceroute, WHOIS and more (+27 rating, 7 votes)
  83. Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM v2) – Part 1 (+27 rating, 6 votes)
  84. Reset a Windows 10 password (+26 rating, 26 votes)
  85. FREE: PowerGUI – Create PowerShell scripts with a GUI (+26 rating, 8 votes)
  86. FREE: PDQ Inventory – Track software and hardware (+26 rating, 8 votes)
  87. FREE: AD Query – Search Active Directory (+26 rating, 7 votes)
  88. FREE: Network Monitor – A free network protocol analyzer (+26 rating, 6 votes)
  89. FREE: JavaRa – Remove redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (+25 rating, 9 votes)
  90. FREE: Spotlight on Windows – Monitor Windows servers (+25 rating, 7 votes)
  91. FREE: Quest Object Restore for Active Directory – Undelete AD objects (+25 rating, 6 votes)
  92. FREE: Extended Task Manager – Find resource eaters (+25 rating, 6 votes)
  93. FREE: Event Log Manager – Event log collector (+25 rating, 6 votes)
  94. FREE: DELTACOPY – Incremental backup program (+24 rating, 8 votes)
  95. FREE: WMI Asset Logger – Gather computer information (+24 rating, 6 votes)
  96. FREE: TMnetSim Network Simulator – Simulate network latency and packet loss (+24 rating, 6 votes)
  97. How to share Wi-Fi in Windows 8 with Internet connection sharing (ICS) (+23 rating, 25 votes)
  98. FREE: WinDirStat – Query disk usage (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  99. FREE: Sysinternals ShellRunas – run programs as different user (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  100. FREE: TCPView – displays active TCP and UDP connections (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  101. FREE: Belarc Advisor – Builds a profile of your PC (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  102. FREE: Steel Run As – Let standard users execute with administrator rights (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  103. FREE: Disk2vhd – A simple P2V tool that creates VHDs for Hyper-V and Virtual PC (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  104. FREE: HWiNFO32 – Detailed hardware information and diagnostic (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  105. FREE: SolarWinds Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory – Determine effective NTFS and share permissions (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  106. FREE: LogFusion – Log file monitoring in real time (+23 rating, 6 votes)
  107. Free launcher for portable applications – NirLauncher (+23 rating, 5 votes)
  108. FrameFlow – Web-based Windows monitoring (+23 rating, 5 votes)
  109. FREE: ControlUp – Real-time monitoring and remote administration (+23 rating, 5 votes)
  110. FREE: Product Key Finder – Export license keys from multiple Windows computers (+22 rating, 7 votes)
  111. FREE: Netsetman – Switch network settings (+22 rating, 6 votes)
  112. FREE: Device Remover – A powerful Device Manager alternative (+22 rating, 6 votes)
  113. FREE: ReNamer – Rename multiple files (+22 rating, 6 votes)
  114. FREE: Secret Server – Central password management for admins (+22 rating, 5 votes)
  115. FREE: Bart’s Stuff Test 5 – A hard drive stress test tool (+21 rating, 7 votes)
  116. FREE: RegAlyzer – A nifty free Registry editor (+21 rating, 6 votes)
  117. FREE: Virtual CloneDrive – Mount ISO and IMG images (+21 rating, 6 votes)
  118. FREE: Raw Copy – Create a raw image to rescue data from a hard drive (+21 rating, 6 votes)
  119. FREE: SysAdmin – Active Directory Management (+21 rating, 6 votes)
  120. FREE: AdvancedRemoteInfo – Gather information remotely from Windows PCs (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  121. FREE: VirtualIQ – Manage Hyper-V environments (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  122. FREE: HealthMonitor – Monitor 60 different system states (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  123. FREE: SyncBack – Synchronize folders (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  124. FREE: UnLock IT – Unlock files and folders (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  125. FREE: IPMon – Monitor IP traffic (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  126. FREE: EASEUS Todo Backup Free Edition (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  127. FREE: WPKG-GP – Alternative client for the software deployment tool WPKG (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  128. FREE: Veeam ONE Free Edition – Real-time Hyper-V and VMware monitoring (+21 rating, 5 votes)
  129. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT) is unable to copy files (+20 rating, 22 votes)
  130. FREE: Nagwin – Nagios for Windows (+20 rating, 7 votes)
  131. Free password recovery tool – Cain & Abel (+20 rating, 6 votes)
  132. Free Windows sandbox – Sandboxie (+20 rating, 6 votes)
  133. FREE: ShareWatch – See connected users and open files (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  134. FREE: Core Configuration Console (CCC) – Basic Server Core setup (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  135. FREE: PStart – Launch and search tools on your USB stick (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  136. FREE: Q-Dir – File manager with admin features (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  137. FREE: Purgos – Desktop management software for Windows (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  138. FREE: WPKG – Software deployment tool (+20 rating, 5 votes)
  139. FREE: SCCM Client Actions Tool (SCCM CAT) – Manage Configuration Manager clients (+19 rating, 6 votes)
  140. FREE: Spacemonger v1.4 – Keep track of the free space (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  141. VistaBootPro – manage boot configuration with a GUI tool (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  142. FREE: AnVir Task Manager Free (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  143. FREE: 3D Traceroute – Displays traceroute information in 3D (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  144. FREE: Simple Search – An extension for Microsoft Network Monitor (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  145. FREE: NetworkMiner – Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  146. FREE: Win IP Config – GUI replaces ipconfig, route, and netstat (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  147. FREE: Blackbird auditor express – Real-time Active Directory change monitoring (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  148. FREE: Remote Desktop Connection Manager – An RDP client (+19 rating, 5 votes)
  149. FREE: EMCO Remote Registry Exporter – Export registry from network PCs (+19 rating, 4 votes)
  150. FREE: Managed Service Accounts GUI (+19 rating, 4 votes)
  151. How to find the WiFi password in Windows 8.1 (+18 rating, 22 votes)
  152. FREE: VHD Resizer – Shrink or Expand a Hyper-V VHD (+18 rating, 8 votes)
  153. FREE: Total Network Monitor – A sophisticated network monitoring software (+18 rating, 6 votes)
  154. Free file unlock tool – Unlocker (+17 rating, 6 votes)
  155. FREE: BootRacer – Measure boot speed (+17 rating, 5 votes)
  156. FREE: JDiskReport – Displays disk space consumption (+17 rating, 4 votes)
  157. FREE: QTTabBar – Tabs for the Windows Explorer (+17 rating, 4 votes)
  158. FREE: Memtest86+ – Memory test software (+17 rating, 4 votes)
  159. FREE: Active Directory Telephone Book (+17 rating, 4 votes)
  160. FREE: Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper – Standalone antivirus software (+17 rating, 4 votes)
  161. FREE: Mobile PC Monitor – Monitoring tool with smartphone app (+16 rating, 6 votes)
  162. FREE: ManagePC – Inventory and manage PCs (+16 rating, 5 votes)
  163. FREE: Secunia PSI – Scan for software vulnerabilities (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  164. FREE: FlexTK Express – Advanced File Management Toolkit (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  165. FREE: SuperScan – An easy-to-use udp/tcp port scanner (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  166. FREE: EMCO Ping Monitor Free (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  167. FREE: NT Toolkit – 28 useful admin tools (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  168. FREE: Steganos Locknote – Password saver and text encryption (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  169. FREE: RegScanner – Search the Windows Registry (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  170. FREE: EMCO MoveOnBoot – Delete, move, rename locked files (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  171. FREE: WSUS ClientManager for Workgroups – Add computers to a WSUS server (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  172. FREE: Kaspersky Rescue Disk – Offline antivirus tool (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  173. FREE: Active Directory Topology Diagrammer (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  174. FREE: SetACL – Manage access control lists (acl) (+16 rating, 4 votes)
  175. FREE: DocLock – Password encryption tool for Windows Mobile (+15 rating, 5 votes)
  176. FREE: SafeMSI – Installing in Safe Mode (+15 rating, 5 votes)
  177. FREE: SolarWinds Real-Time Bandwidth Monitor (+15 rating, 5 votes)
  178. FREE: compname.exe – Query and rename computers (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  179. FREE: ManagePC – An inventory tool (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  180. FREE: export.exe – Redirect stdout output into environment variables (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  181. FREE: PowerGUI Active Directory Recycle Bin PowerPack (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  182. FREE: WSUS Offline Update – Update Windows and Office without an Internet connection (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  183. FREE: SolarWinds Web Transaction Watcher – Record and monitor a Web transaction (+15 rating, 4 votes)
  184. FREE: ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer – Network traffic analysis tool (+14 rating, 6 votes)
  185. FREE: Edgemeal Get and Set CPU Affinity (+14 rating, 5 votes)
  186. FREE: Windows Mobile IP Utility – Check IP connections (+14 rating, 5 votes)
  187. FREE: Specops Password Policy Basic – Fine-Grained Password Policies (+14 rating, 5 votes)
  188. FREE: CorreLog Windows Agent – A Syslog client (+14 rating, 5 votes)
  189. Free hard drive monitor – Acronis Drive Monitor (+14 rating, 5 votes)
  190. FREE: TweakUAC – Turn off Vista UAC quickly (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  191. FREE: SolarWinds Advanced Subnet Calculator – IP subnet calculation made easy (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  192. FREE: Ultimate Windows Tweaker – Tweak Windows Vista (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  193. FREE: NetWorx – Network traffic monitor and network usage reporting (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  194. FREE: Unstoppable Copier – Copy physically corrupt files (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  195. FREE: Gizmo Central – Mount VHD and ISO images and more (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  196. FREE: CPUID HWMonitor – Measures temperatures for many hardware components (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  197. FREE: Account Lockout Tools – View lockout status and unlock account (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  198. FREE: OCS Inventory NG – Inventory software for Windows, Mac, and Linux (+14 rating, 4 votes)
  199. FREE: SoftPerfect Network Scanner – IP, NetBIOS, WMI and SNMP scanner (+14 rating, 3 votes)
  200. FREE: ManageEngine Free Active Directory Tools (+14 rating, 3 votes)
  201. Turn off Automatic Updates in Windows 10 (+13 rating, 23 votes)
  202. Windows Server 2012 R2 on VirtualBox – Error 0x000000C4 (+13 rating, 15 votes)
  203. Create a list of local administrators with PowerShell (+13 rating, 13 votes)
  204. FREE: Active@ Kill Disk – hard driver eraser (+13 rating, 5 votes)
  205. FREE: RunAsAdmin – Run with administrative rights (+13 rating, 4 votes)
  206. FREE: Script Elevation PowerToys – elevate PowerShell (+13 rating, 4 votes)
  207. FREE: WinRAP – Hide running Windows applications (+13 rating, 4 votes)
  208. FREE: AMP WinOFF – Schedule Windows shutdown and restart (+13 rating, 4 votes)
  209. FREE: Speccy – System information for Windows (+13 rating, 4 votes)
  210. FREE: Symantec NUAC – A UAC extension for Windows Vista (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  211. FREE: SpeedFan – CPU and hard disk temperature monitoring (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  212. FREE: H2bench – Benchmark hard disks (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  213. FREE: BlueScreenView – Display Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) information (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  214. FREE: Advanced Port Scanner – A port scanner for newbies (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  215. FREE: RocketDock – A Mac OS X Dock clone for Windows (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  216. FREE: Network Password Recovery – Windows password recovery (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  217. FREE: imagepatcher – Update WIM images (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  218. FREE: Server Configuration Change Reporter – Automated server auditing (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  219. FREE: HoverIP – GUI for ipconfig, nslookup, routing table, ping, traceroute, port scanning (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  220. FREE: TCPEye – Live netstat command (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  221. FREE: FastResolver – Resolve IP addresses, retrieve MAC addresses (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  222. FREE: Password Assistant – Change the local administrator password on multiple computers (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  223. FREE: Lepide User Management – Remote password reset tool (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  224. FREE: Network Infrastructure Change Reporter – Network device discovery and auditing (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  225. FREE: WindowsPager – Virtual desktop manager for Windows 7 (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  226. FREE: WMI Code creator – Generate VBScript, C#, and VB.NET code that uses WMI (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  227. FREE: Zetetic.Events – Scan and filter event logs (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  228. FREE: WMI Explorer – Browse WMI classes and execute any WMI query (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  229. FREE: Verax NMS – Network and application monitoring (+13 rating, 3 votes)
  230. How to enable Unsolicited Remote Assistance in Windows 7 / 8 (+12 rating, 16 votes)
  231. FREE: EasyBCD – A GUI bootloader configuration tool for Vista and Windows 7 (+12 rating, 4 votes)
  232. FREE: GiPo@FileUtilities – Monitor directory changes, mount folders, and more (+12 rating, 4 votes)
  233. FREE: Recuva – Recover accidentally deleted files (+12 rating, 4 votes)
  234. FREE: Servers Alive – A Monitoring tool (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  235. FREE: smartmontools – Control and monitor storage systems (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  236. FREE: PlacesBar Editor – Configure the dialog places bar (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  237. FREE: NetLimiter Monitor – displays transfer rates of processes (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  238. FREE: Defraggler – Defrag individual files and folders (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  239. FREE: HashCalc – Compute hash/checksums and HMACs (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  240. FREE: DHCP Reservation Manager – Easily migrate DHCP reservations (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  241. FREE: WinBubble – Tweak Windows 7 (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  242. FREE: Comodo Time Machine – A system restore utility (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  243. FREE: VirtuAll User Environment Manager (VUEM) – Centrally manage desktop settings (+12 rating, 3 votes)
  244. FREE: CurrPorts – Displays detailed info about open TCP/IP ports (+11 rating, 4 votes)
  245. FREE: Kiwi Syslog Server – A Syslog daemon for Windows (+11 rating, 4 votes)
  246. FREE: Remotely Enable Remote Desktop (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  247. FREE: SolarWinds VM Monitor – Get X-Ray insight into your ESX Servers (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  248. FREE: VHD tool – Create, convert, and extend a VHD quickly (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  249. FREE: SolarWinds IP Address Tracker – Manage IP addresses (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  250. FREE: Windows Installer Clean Up – Resolve installation problems (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  251. FREE: GFI WebMonitor – Web filtering for ISA Server (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  252. FREE: Bad Application – Test application crashes (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  253. FREE: YAPM – Yet Another (remote) Process Monitor (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  254. Free nslookup tool for Windows with GUI – DNSDataView (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  255. FREE: Windows System Control Center – Launch Sysinternals and NirSoft tools from the web (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  256. FREE: BleachBit – Free disk space and delete Internet history (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  257. FREE: Group Manager – Allows end users to manage Active Directory group membership (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  258. FREE: SysInternalsUpdater – Update Sysinternals Suite (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  259. FREE: Softerra LDAP Browser – LDAP viewer and search tool (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  260. FREE: nspaces – Virtual Desktop Manager (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  261. FREE: Altaro Hyper-V Backup (+11 rating, 3 votes)
  262. Reply To: "The hosted network couldn’t be started" after "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" (+10 rating, 16 votes)
  263. Free Windows Error Reporting (WER) viewing tool – AppCrashView (+10 rating, 6 votes)
  264. FREE: NetWrix Privileged Account Manager – Password Manager (+10 rating, 5 votes)
  265. FREE: Rufus – A better Windows 7 USB tool (+10 rating, 5 votes)
  266. FREE: EVT LogParser – A Windows event log parser (+10 rating, 4 votes)
  267. FREE: Logparser – Query text-based data (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  268. FREE: AccessEnum – Displays directory and registry permissions (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  269. FREE: IT Environment Health Scanner – Identify Active Directory problems (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  270. FREE: Real Temp – Another CPU temperature measuring program (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  271. FREE: SolarWinds WMI Monitor – Windows server monitoring tool (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  272. FREE: Trilead VM Explorer – Easy Hyper-V and VMware backup (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  273. FREE: NetWrix Password Manager Freeware (+10 rating, 3 votes)
  274. SCCM Client Center – Fix Configuration Manager clients (+10 rating, 2 votes)
  275. How to create a new SQL Server 2012 instance (+9 rating, 13 votes)
  276. Stop automatic updates in Windows 10 RTM (build 10240) (+9 rating, 13 votes)
  277. FREE: NTFS Undelete – Easily recover deleted files (+9 rating, 5 votes)
  278. FREE: EMSA Register DLL Tool – Register programs with a GUI (+9 rating, 4 votes)
  279. FREE: NetWrix AD Object Restore Wizard – Create Active Directory snapshots (+9 rating, 4 votes)
  280. FREE: SolarWinds Wake-on-LAN tool (+9 rating, 4 votes)
  281. FREE: Vmdk2Vhd – Convert VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHD (+9 rating, 3 votes)
  282. FREE: SQLSearcher – Search for SQL Server installations (+9 rating, 3 votes)
  283. FREE: NTFS Permissions Reporter – What are the NTFS permissions? (+9 rating, 3 votes)
  284. FREE: ADRestore.NET – the GUI version of ADRestore (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  285. Free ZIP utility – IZArc (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  286. Free SharePoint backup and permission reporting tool – SUSHI (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  287. FREE: Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer – Test Exchange connectivity (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  288. FREE: Fast Duplicate File Finder – Find and delete duplicate files (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  289. FREE: vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer – Optimize VDI performance (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  290. FREE: PAExec – Run programs on remote Windows servers (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  291. FREE: Service Credential Manager – Search Windows services (+9 rating, 2 votes)
  292. Forgot the administrator password? The Sticky Keys trick (+8 rating, 18 votes)
  293. Unifying SCCM and WSUS – Part 1: Configuring roles and managing collections (+8 rating, 8 votes)
  294. Free Registry Defrag – Defragment the Windows registry (+8 rating, 4 votes)
  295. FREE: mst IsUsedBy – Check what process uses a certain file (+8 rating, 3 votes)
  296. FREE: FREEping – Quick and dirty monitoring (+8 rating, 3 votes)
  297. FREE: WIM2VHD – Convert a WIM image to a VHD image (+8 rating, 3 votes)
  298. FREE: Windows Memory Diagnostic – A memory diagnostic tool (+8 rating, 3 votes)
  299. FREE: GPMC PowerShell Cmdlets (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  300. FREE: FTPUse – FTP client for the Windows command line (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  301. FREE: Wizmo – Control power saving functions in scripts (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  302. FREE: Virustotal – Analyze suspicious files (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  303. FREE: SoftPerfect Network Scanner – network scanning for Windows (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  304. FREE: ESXi Configurator Utility – Backup and update VMware ESXi (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  305. FREE: Attribute Changer – Change file attributes recursively on multiple files and folders (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  306. FREE: ServiWin: Manage Windows services and drivers (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  307. FREE: System Information Viewer (SIV) – Displays hardware, network and Windows info (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  308. FREE Karen’s LAN Monitor – Displays extensive network information (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  309. FREE: XXClone, a free cloning tool for Windows (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  310. FREE: Ant Renamer: Easy-to-use and file renaming tool for Windows (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  311. FREE: Bulk Rename Utility – Rename multiple files and folders (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  312. FREE: GDism ELDI – A GUI for managing WIM images (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  313. FREE: Disk Defrag – A disk defragmenter (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  314. FREE: Microsoft Safety Scanner – Portable antivirus program (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  315. Winrpe – Nrpe for Windows (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  316. FREE: PhoneFactor – Mobile phone based two-factor authentication (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  317. FREE: SolarWinds Diagnostic Tool for the WSUS Agent (+8 rating, 2 votes)
  318. Reset Windows 8.1 password with the free tool ntpasswd (+7 rating, 11 votes)
  319. Install Windows 10 with a local account (+7 rating, 11 votes)
  320. Disable Windows Update in Windows 10 (+7 rating, 9 votes)
  321. PowerShell versions and their Windows version (+7 rating, 9 votes)
  322. Offline enable the Windows 8 built-in administrator account (+7 rating, 7 votes)
  323. Review: Softerra Adaxes – Automating Active Directory management (+7 rating, 7 votes)
  324. FREE: NetWrix Password Expiration Notifier (+7 rating, 5 votes)
  325. FREE: NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter (+7 rating, 3 votes)
  326. FREE: EC2Dream – GUI tool for Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus (+7 rating, 3 votes)
  327. FREE: NetSpeedMonitor – Monitor network speed and data transfer (+7 rating, 3 votes)
  328. FREE: NetWrix Bulk Password Reset – Change the local administrator password network wide (+7 rating, 3 votes)
  329. FREE: Network Activity Indicator – Displays network activity in the systray (+7 rating, 3 votes)
  330. FREE: console – Multi-tabbed command shell enhancement (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  331. FREE: Smart UAC – Disable UAC prompts for particular programs (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  332. FREE: TCP Analyzer – Statistical Analysis of TCP connections in Network Monitor (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  333. FREE: PC Audit – A simple system info tool (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  334. FREE: Active Directory Explorer – Active Directory Viewer (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  335. FREE: Delprof2 – Reliably delete a user profile (+7 rating, 2 votes)
  336. Install Bash on Windows 10 (+6 rating, 8 votes)
  337. FREE: ADMX Migrator – GUI tool for creating ADMX templates and converting ADM files (+6 rating, 3 votes)
  338. Free portable PDF reader – Sumatra PDF viewer (+6 rating, 3 votes)
  339. FREE: BitLocker to Go Reader – Read Files Protected with BitLocker under Windows XP (+6 rating, 3 votes)
  340. FREE: MoW PowerShell WMI Browser (+6 rating, 3 votes)
  341. FREE: OpenedFilesView – View and unlock opened files (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  342. FREE: DreamSys Server Monitor – Easy server monitoring (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  343. Visual Subst – Map folders to a drive letter (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  344. FREE: Core Configurator 2.0 – Powerful GUI for Windows Server R2 Server Core (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  345. FREE: WinPing – A portable ping GUI (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  346. FREE: DHCP Find – Search rogue DHCP servers (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  347. FREE: Universal Viewer – File Viewer that supports many file types (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  348. FREE: Wake-on-LAN Packet Sniffer – Capture Magic Packets (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  349. FREE: Blackbird Privilege Identity Auditor – Audit logon and logoff (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  350. FREE: SCCM 2012 Right-Click Tools – Part 1: Installation (+6 rating, 2 votes)
  351. WinRM 3.0: Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 remotely with Server Manager and PowerShell (+5 rating, 7 votes)
  352. How to use the Quest AD CMDLETs (+5 rating, 7 votes)
  353. Use DISM to slipstream updates (+5 rating, 7 votes)
  354. How to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) in Windows Server 2012 (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  355. How to deploy a scripted application installation with SCCM 2012 (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  356. How to edit the WINX menu in Windows 8.1 (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  357. Windows Update download tools (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  358. Set up Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) in Active Directory (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  359. The new Defer Upgrades and Updates Group Policy in detail (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  360. Enable Automatic Silent Adobe Flash Updates (+5 rating, 5 votes)
  361. FREE: Detect Intel and AMD Hyper-V compatibility (+5 rating, 3 votes)
  362. FREE: TsProfileCleaner – Delete user profiles on multiple Terminal Servers (+5 rating, 3 votes)
  363. Free unzip software – 7-Zip portable (+5 rating, 3 votes)
  364. FREE: Console – Windows Command Prompt alternative for Windows and PowerShell (+5 rating, 3 votes)
  365. FREE: Delbyown – Delete, copy or list files by owner (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  366. FREE: AdapterWatch – Comprehensive info about network adapters (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  367. FREE: IPNetInfo – Get all information about an IP address (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  368. FREE: MF Shutdown Manager – Schedule shutdowns, restarts and wakeups (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  369. FREE: NetWrix Logon Reporter – Logon auditing (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  370. FREE: ADREPLSTATUS – Active Directory Replication Status Tool (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  371. FREE: NetWrix Non-owner Mailbox Access Reporter Freeware (+5 rating, 2 votes)
  372. FREE: RVTools – Display information of virtual machines on ESX hosts and update VMware tools (+5 rating, 1 votes)
  373. FREE: Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner (+5 rating, 1 votes)
  374. Reset Windows 7 / 8 administrator password (+4 rating, 8 votes)
  375. The PowerShell function – Parameters, data types, return values (+4 rating, 8 votes)
  376. How an MVP became a Mac (+4 rating, 8 votes)
  377. Reply To: "The hosted network couldn’t be started" after "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" (+4 rating, 6 votes)
  378. Managing inactive clients in SCCM 2012 (+4 rating, 6 votes)
  379. Set the default forced screen saver in Group Policy – Logon.scr in Windows 7 (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  380. Free eBooks for Windows administrators [updated] (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  381. What is the System Reserved Partition? (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  382. How to deploy an MSI package with SCCM 2012 (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  383. SharePoint 2013 On Premises vs. SharePoint Online (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  384. Remotely query user profile information with PowerShell (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  385. Linking an AD security group to a SCCM collection (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  386. Forgot the domain admin password? (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  387. Create a recovery CD with PE Builder (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  388. Improve the Office 2013 startup experience with Group Policy (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  389. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 1: Introduction and licensing (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  390. Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) – A new Microsoft deployment tool (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  391. Disable Windows 10 Update in the Registry and with PowerShell (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  392. Windows 10 Enterprise vs. Windows 10 Pro (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  393. Set Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows 10 with Group Policy (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  394. Is the default Active Directory password policy good? (+4 rating, 4 votes)
  395. FREE: Compatibility Administrator – Configure legacy apps for Vista (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  396. FREE: NetWrix Inactive Users Tracker (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  397. FREE: Double Driver – Export and import device drivers (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  398. FREE: Karen’s ‘Net Monitor – Website, mail, and ping monitoring (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  399. FREE: CentralOps.net NsLookup – Online nslookup tool (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  400. FREE: DriverView – View drivers (+4 rating, 2 votes)
  401. FREE: PowerTerm WebConnect for Windows Server 2008 (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  402. FREE: Server Core Configurator – Script-based Windows 2008 Server Core set up (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  403. FREE: PC Wizard 2008 – A system information and benchmark tool (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  404. Hyper-V VM Mover (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  405. FREE: Change Analysis Diagnostic Tool for Windows XP (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  406. FREE: Passgen – Set unique administrator passwords on multiple machines (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  407. FREE: Top Users Expert – Analyze bandwidth consumption with Network Monitor (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  408. FREE: Directory Service Comparison Tool – Restore changed Active Directory objects (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  409. FREE: ClamWin Free Antivirus – Portable antivirus software (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  410. FREE: 1-4a Rename – A batch renamer tool (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  411. FREE: Time Freeze Free – A software testing tool (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  412. FREE: EkahauHeatMapper – Wireless coverage maps (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  413. FREE: Xinorbis – Disk analyzer (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  414. FREE: NovaBench – Free benchmark software (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  415. FREE: WhatInStartup – Manage Windows startup programs (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  416. FREE: MyDefrag – Script defragmentation (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  417. FREE: Smart Defrag – A defragmentation tool (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  418. FREE: SimpleSysInfo – A customizable system information tool for Windows (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  419. FREE: WhatsUp Gold TFTP Server (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  420. FREE: Workspace Manager Express – A roaming user profiles alternative (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  421. FREE: SolarWinds VM-to-Cloud Calculator – Compare VM hosting costs (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  422. FREE: NetWrix Disk Space Monitor (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  423. Free Hyper-V Manager for Core Server 2012 (+4 rating, 1 votes)
  424. Review: PDQ Deploy 4.0 – Easy-to use software deployment (+3 rating, 7 votes)
  425. Why the built-in administrator account can’t open Edge (and a lesson in UAC) (+3 rating, 7 votes)
  426. Stopping CryptoLocker and other ransomware (+3 rating, 5 votes)
  427. How to upgrade to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 (+3 rating, 5 votes)
  428. Want to break your WSUS? Don’t install KB 3095113 for Windows 10 upgrades (+3 rating, 5 votes)
  429. Active Directory and BitLocker – Part 1: Introduction (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  430. Deploy Windows 7 via WDS (Windows Deployment Services) (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  431. How to change the allowable message size in Exchange 2010 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  432. Change the local administrator password on multiple computers with PowerShell (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  433. Automatically fill the computer description field in Active Directory (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  434. System Center 2012 – Orchestrator Review (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  435. Deny and allow workstation logons with Group Policy (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  436. How to reset a Windows 8 password (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  437. File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) – Part 1: Install FRSM (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  438. Exchange 2013 site resilience (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  439. How to uninstall Windows Updates (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  440. SharePoint 2013 certification overview (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  441. Key changes in SharePoint Designer 2013 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  442. How to migrate Exchange 2010 to 2013 – Part 1 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  443. Active Directory Based Activation – Way better than KMS (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  444. Work Folders – Part 4: Setting up clients (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  445. The PowerShell career pipeline (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  446. OneDrive for Business – Part 5: IT management and mobile (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  447. Group Policy Central Store (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  448. Map network drive in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  449. Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Windows 10 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  450. P2V for Hyper-V – Microsoft Virtual Machine Convertor 3.0 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  451. msinfo32, wmic – Remotely read system information with WMI (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  452. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Part 1: Introduction (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  453. Analyzing SMSPXE.log and other methods to troubleshoot SCCM 2012 OS deployments (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  454. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 3: Configuring the service and server (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  455. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 4: Portals (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  456. PowerShell advanced functions – The CmdletBinding and Parameter attribute (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  457. Managing event logs in PowerShell (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  458. PowerShell Invoke-WebRequest – Parse and scrape a web page (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  459. Introduction to Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution) (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  460. Use PowerShell to execute an exe (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  461. Testing Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) with Chelsio NICs (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  462. Remove provisioned (built-in) apps in Windows 10 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  463. How to display a pop-up message box with PowerShell (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  464. Best practices for securing Active Directory (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  465. How to remove the Store app in Windows 10 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  466. Visual Studio Code – Microsoft’s new free code editor (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  467. How to block CrypVault ransomware via Group Policy (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  468. LiteManager – Free secure remote access tool (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  469. Configure Ubuntu with SAMBA and set up the domain controller (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  470. Error handling in Windows Forms GUIs with PowerShell (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  471. Veeam releases free Endpoint Backup 1.5 (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  472. FREE: AdRem Software NetCrunch WMI Tool (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  473. Binary Fortress CheckCentral – Simplify and centralize your email notifications (+3 rating, 3 votes)
  474. FREE: Elevation Gadget – Drag and drop to elevate programs (+3 rating, 2 votes)
  475. FREE: Necromancers Dos Navigator (NDN) – A file explorer (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  476. FREE: Group Policy Refresh PowerShell Cmdlet (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  477. FREE: NT EventLog Explorer – Retrieves event log information (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  478. FREE: fs guard – Monitor services and directories (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  479. FREE: FileTypesMan – File types manager for Windows (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  480. FREE: FixWin – Fix common Windows 7 and Vista problems (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  481. FREE: PingInfoView – Another ping monitor GUI tool (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  482. FREE: SolarWinds Network Device Monitor – Real-time performance and health monitoring (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  483. FREE: CleanAfterMe – Erase computer history (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  484. FREE: Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector – Search and troubleshoot Wi-Fi connections (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  485. FREE: Joulemeter – Computer power consumption calculator (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  486. FREE: Active Directory Search – Server Admin (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  487. FREE: DiskCountersView – Display hard disk drive system counters (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  488. FREE: UserProfilesView – View user profiles (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  489. FREE: iDesktop – Desktop management software (+3 rating, 1 votes)
  490. Windows Server 2003 support ends today – Have you been left behind too? (+2 rating, 10 votes)
  491. IPv6 tutorial – Part 6: Site-local addresses and link-local addresses (+2 rating, 6 votes)
  492. Is Bash the next big thing after PowerShell? (+2 rating, 6 votes)
  493. Review of Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery (+2 rating, 6 votes)
  494. The Windows Server 2016 price tag (+2 rating, 6 votes)
  495. Create a bootable Windows PE 3.0 USB drive with rescue tools – Part 1 (+2 rating, 4 votes)
  496. Office 2010 activation – How to rearm Office 2010 (+2 rating, 4 votes)
  497. Free BAT to EXE converter – 4 ways to convert a batch file to an EXE file (+2 rating, 4 votes)
  498. Disable Windows XP end of support notification with Group Policy? [updated] (+2 rating, 4 votes)
  499. Defining DHCP option 150 for Cisco IP phones (+2 rating, 4 votes)
  500. Group Policy for Firefox and Chrome (+2 rating, 4 votes)

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