After spending years supporting the Microsoft platform you find those special tools that help you overcome specific situations that seem monumental at first because you have to manually work your way through it. If you are lucky you will find some administration tool that eases that pain because someone before you had it to and had the skill to develop a tool to make it easier.
The purpose of this page is to help point others to some great web sites that offer free tools for administrating a Microsoft environment. Since we are unaffiliated with any of these sites, use these tools with caution. We don't advocate piracy so if there is a licensing fee, please pay up. The only things free are viruses and malware - and eventually you will pay the cost for that too.
I recently came across this site while refreshing myself on the process for creating a VMware template. The site I was on referenced several handy tools that might make part of the process a little easier. There were several other tools listed as well with some great explanations that made me want to share with others that frequent our site. Click Here to check it out.
The SoftForge site is a great resource for a number of Microsoft Windows based tools. One of my pet peeves is that many tools need to be installed in order to be used. Thankfully there are a number of great tools that don't have to be installed, the are referred to as portables. You can extract them to a flash drive and take them to any computer you need to use them on. Click Here to check out the portables download page at SourceForge.
We hope that this information is helpful. Please let us know how this has helped you or if you have additional questions. As always Firestone Technical Resources, Inc. is here to help with your computer support issues - "Providing personal service for your impersonal technology."