Ultimate Utilities Toolbox for System Admins & IT Resellers

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We talk to a lot of System Administrators & IT Resellers, so we thought it would be helpful to trawl the web for useful, mostly free, tools for managing networks / systems that have been recommended by System Administrators and  IT Resellers. Then publish these along with ones recommended by our own staff, customers and partners.
 
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Name Link Description  Platform Category
Free Mail Server Monitor from EveryCloud Free for Life Free, cloud based email server monitor that will make sure you know as soon as there is any issue with your mail server. Take a look below for details and leave us your email address to be alerted once it's live. Cloud Based Email Server
Norton Removal Tool Website Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all the Norton products from your computer. You can use Norton Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or a damaged Norton product. Windows Antivirus Removal
Ketarin Website Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates setup packages. Windows Auto Updates
Ninite Website No toolbars. No clicking next. Just pick your apps and click Get Installer. Install and Update All Your Programs at Once. Variety Auto Updates
Puppet Website Make repaid changes and enforce consistency of systems, applications and devices on perm on in the cloud. Linux Automation
Ansible Website Ansible's natural automation language allows sysadmins, developers, and IT managers to complete automation projects in hours - not weeks. Variety Automation
Salt Stack Website Fast, scalable and flexible systems management software for data center automation, cloud orchestration, server provisioning, configuration management and more Variety Automation
Chef Website Chef is built to address the hardest infrastructure challenges on the planet. By modeling IT infrastructure and application delivery as code, Chef provides the power and flexibility to compete in the digital economy. Variety Automation
nLite Website Deployment Tool for the Bootable Unattended Windows ISO  Windows Bootable Devices
FlashBoot Website Website FlashBoot is an ultimate tool for making USB devices bootable. Windows Bootable Devices
Universal USB Installer  Website A Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. Linux Bootable Devices
Rufus Website Rufus is an utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. Variety Bootable Devices
Hiren's BootCD Website All in One Bootable CD which has all these utilities. Windows Bootable Devices
Easy 2Boot
 
Website Easy2Boot itself is just a collection of grub4dos batch files that you can add to a grub4dos bootable USB Drive. Variey Bootable Devices
AstroGrep Website AstroGrep is a Microsoft Windows grep utility. Grep is a UNIX command-line program which searches within files for keywords. Windows Command-line
Console Website Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Windows Command-line
PowerShell Website Windows PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft Windows Command-line
mRemoteNG Website mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. mRemoteNG adds bug fixes and new features to mRemote. Windows Connections Manager
Remmina Website Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Linux Connections Manager
ConEmu Website ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features. Windows Console Emulator 
cmder Website Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. Windows Console Emulator
Allway Sync Website It uses innovative synchronization algorithms to synchronize your data between desktop PCs, laptops, USB drives, remote FTP/SFTP servers, different online data storages, and more.  Windows Data Syncronisation 
cURL Website curl is a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax Variety Data Transfer
Wget Website GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.  Variety Data Transfer
LFTP Website LFTP is a sophisticated ftp/http client, and a file transfer program supporting a number of network protocols. Linux Data Transfer
Free Download Manager Website It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Windows Download Manager
MyDefrag Website MyDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer (a maintenance utility to make your harddisk faster) for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, Win7, and for X64. Windows Defragmenter
7-Zip Website 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. Winows & Linux File Archiver
Windiff Website A tool that graphically compares the contents of two ASCII files, or the contents of two folders that contain ASCII files, to verify whether they are the same. Windows File Comparison
RoadKil Website Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Winows & Linux File Recovery
RichCopy Website What you'll find most striking the first time you take RichCopy out for a spin is that it's a multithreaded copying tool. Windows File Transfer
RoboCopy Website Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool included with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, free to licensed users of Windows. Windows File Transfer
WinSCP Website SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client integrated into one software program for file transfer to FTP server or secure SFTP server. Windows File Transfer
CyberDuck Website Libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3 & OpenStack Swift browser for Mac and Windows. Windows & Mac File Transfer
TeraCopy Website TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. Windows File Transfer
FOG Website FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP, Vista and 7 that ties together a few open-source tools with a php-based web interface. Variety Imaging
ImgBurn Website ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit! Windows Imaging
CloneDrive Website Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Windows Imaging
Nagios Website Nagios Is The Industry Standard In IT Infrastructure Monitoring Variety Infrastructure Monitoring
Jumbune Website Provides development & administrative insights of Hadoop based analytical solutions. Linux Infrastructure Monitoring
Launchy Website Launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Windows Launcher
Jxplorer Website JXplorer is a cross platform LDAP browser and editor. Windows LDAP
Scanner by Steffen Gerlach Website This tool uses a sunburst chart to display the usage of your hard disk or other media. The chart shows all major files and folders from all directory levels at once.  Windows Media Usage
WinDirStat Website WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows. Windows Media Usage
TreeSize Website TreeSize Free tells you where precious disk space has gone. Windows Media Usage
WireShark Website Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions. Windows Network Analyzer
Iperf Website Iperf is a neat little tool with the simple goal of helping administrators measure the performance of their network.  Windows Network Analyzer
PortQry Website Download PortQryV2.exe, a command-line utility that you can use to help troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity issues.  Windows Network Analyzer
Tail Website The Windows version of the UNIX 'tail -f' command. Windows Network Analyzer
Splunk Website Search, monitor, analyze and visualize your data to gain new insights and intelligence. Index everything for deep visibility, forensics and troubleshooting. Variety Operational Intelligence
ElasticSearch Website An end-to-end search and analytics platform. infinitely versatile. Variety Operational Intelligence
KeePass Website KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. Windows Password Manager
ManagePC Website ManagePC is an open source .NET application for PC management in Windows environments. Using ManagePC you can inventory all aspects of PCs on your domain. Windows PC Management
SetACL Website Edit permission and auditing entries, Set the owner to any user/group, List permissions, auditing and ownership information, Backup and restore entire security descriptors or only DACL/SACL/owner, Copy permissions between users or domains. Windows PC Management
Chocolatey Website Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. Windows PC Management
Boxstarter Website Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. Windows PC Management
PDQ Inventory Website PDQ Inventory scans your computers and collects hardware, software, and Windows configurations. Windows PC Management
PDQ Deply Website Use PDQ Deploy to install applications and patches to all the computers in your company.  Windows PC Management
Pencil Website Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms. Variety  Process
TMUX Website Lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal, detach them (they keep running in the background) and reattach them to a different terminal. And do a lot more. Linux Programme Switching
RDCMan Website RDCMan is a straightforward, lightweight tool for collecting together Remote Desktop sessions into groups of servers and logins. Windows Remote Desktop
Sysinternals Website Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. Windows Range of Utilities
NirSoft Website NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer.  Variety Range of Utilities
Cygwin Website A large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows. Windows Range of Utilities
Molly Guard Website Molly-guard installs a shell script that overrides the existing shutdown/reboot/halt/power off commands and first runs a set of scripts, which all have to exit successfully, before molly-guard invokes the real command. Linux Reboot Guard
ChunkVNC Website ChunkVNC is an open source UltraVNC wrapper that allows you to control computers to provide remote support and assistance over a high speed internet connection.  Windows & Mac Remote Support
DOSBox Website DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. Windows Running Old Software
Greenshot Website Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features. Windows Screenshot Capture
ShareX Website Take a screenshot or a screencast, have it uploaded and get the URL copied to your clipboard with a single hotkey. Windows Screenshot Capture
Sandboxie Website Run programs in a sandbox to prevent rogue software, unwanted programs, spyware, viruses, worms, and other malware from making permanent changes to your machine Windows Security
ComboFix Website ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically.  Windows Security
UnrealIRCd Website UnrealIRCd is an Open Source IRC Server, serving thousands of networks since 1999. It runs on Linux, OS X and Windows and is currently the most widely deployed IRCd with a market share of over 50%.  Variety Server
Cobbler Website Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. Linux Server 
PuTTY Website PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham. Variety Telnet Implementation
Simple Search & Replace Website Simple Search/Replace is like a replacement for the Windows "containing text" option found in their search window. It is extremely fast and allows for the option of replacing that text with different text. Windows Text
Sublime Text Website Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. Variety Text Editor
Notepad ++ Website Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Windows Text Editor
YUMI Website YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.  Variety USB Creator
Vmware Website VMware Tools is an optional, free set of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of a virtual machine’s guest operating system and interaction between the guest and the host. Variety Virtual Machines
RVTools Website RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Windows Virtual Machines
HoneyDrive Website HoneyDrive is a virtual appliance (OVA) with Xubuntu Desktop 12.04 32-bit edition installed. Linux Virtual Machines
VM Player Website VMware Player is a virtualization software package supplied free of charge by VMware, Inc Variety Virtual Machines
Clover Website Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. Windows Windows Explorer
Xming Website Xming is an implementation of the X Window System for Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows XP or later. Windows Windows Explorer

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