IT Pro Tuesday #38

A Blog, Outlook/Exchange Website, Free Tools & More... 

Get this in your inbox each week
 

Hello IT Pro, 

Each week we're updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

This week we're on a sharing drive! If you're finding IT Pro Tuesday helpful, then please share. It helps us make it and better. (Share by Email | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

Free Tools

sysadmin-util is a collection of scripts for Linux/Unix sysadmins. Examples include:

  • ago—Show how long ago a file/directory was modified in a human-readable fashion.
  • chronic—Run a command, hiding STDOUT and STDERR if it completes successfully (for cron-jobs, where output is generally ignored in the case of success)
  • mk-passwd-hash—This spits out a hash that can be used with `usermod -p` on Linux (or similar tools on openbsd, solaris) to set a password.

Thanks to steve_in_finland for sharing these tools!



A Blog

Adam the Automator is the blog of Adam Bertram—founder of the tech startup TechSnips, Microsoft Powershell MVP, Pluralsight and Udemy training course author, and technology writer for both print and online tech publications. Posts are focused on automation via software, DevOps and scripting.



A Quote

"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history—with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."

—Mitch Ratcliffe


Another Free Tool

AD Tidy is a tool for cleaning up orphaned user and computer accounts in your Active Directory domain. You first configure your search parameters, then select accounts from the results to disable, delete, move, remove from all groups, set a password and more. Thanks to nachomountain for the recommendation.

 



A Website

Slipstick Systems Outlook and Exchange Solutions Center is the website of Diane Poremsky, an Outlook MVP and author of several books on the topic. The site offers help for Outlook users and Exchange Administrators. Resources include hints, utilities, apps, tutorials, updates and a forum.

 

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

P.S. Get Extras by signing up to the weekly email!