IT Pro Tuesday #39

Powershell Website, Sysinternals Podcast, Free Tools & More... 

 
Hello IT Pro, 
 
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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.
 
A Free Tool
 
PingCastle is a free AD audit tool for detecting critical security issues—offering an overview and guidance on how to address those issues. Recommended by SysAdmineral "for getting a grip on how well the environment is hardened and what other, less visible, things may be lurking around. Also has some analysis of nested groups."
 
A Website
 
PoshGUI is a very simple GUI designer for Powershell that provides a way to develop GUIs quickly without a paid application or manual coding.  Recommended by quarky_uk and IT_2784628364, who says, "That site changed my life."
 
A Podcast
 
Defrag Tools is a show in which MS experts explain how to make the best use of the tools from SysInternals. Each episode focuses on a specific tool in depth to cover features, appropriate uses, and how to get the most from it. New episodes appear each week. Our appreciation for this one goes to Phil4real.
 
Tutorials
 
Sysinternals Video Library is a series of six videos on Windows troubleshooting topics. Recently, presenters Mark Russinovich (cofounder of Winternals and Sysinternals) and David Solomon (Windows internals expert and trainer) kindly agreed to make the videos available for free—and much of the information, while dated, is still useful. Shared by andyinv who says they're "13 years out of date now, but the basics still apply." ZAFJB adds that the "videos are still relevant. These tools are virtually unchanged since then... [because] they were properly written and damn good from the outset."
 
Another Free Tool
 
Advanced IP Scanner is an easy-to-use, portable network scanner. It shows all devices on your LAN, providing access to shared folders and remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin). Recommended by dRaidon as really "useful [because] you don't always have access to nmap."
 
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
 
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud
 
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