What's in your virtual toolbox?
June 1, 2011 7:56 AM Subscribe
System/network/desktop admins, what tools and utilities do you keep in your virtual toolbox?
posted by Lyn Never to technology (16 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
I had to un-retire an old desktop last night for a temp coming in this week, and as I was burning a fresh copy of my "Misc Stuff" CD to clean the nasty thing up I started wondering if there was a curated list of those sorts of tools maintained somewhere, or failing that what the IT Persons of Metafilter keep on hand for workstation and server utilities.
For example, I've got the obvious: Malwarebytes, Firefox, CCleaner, the contents of Bootdisk.com, Hijack This, several free anti-virus and anti-spyware products, UnHide, Wise Disk Cleaner, WinRAR (because our Chinese colleagues always .rar things, so I install it on all new workstations), and several Sysinternals tools.
What do you consider the best and most useful tools in network/Windows (we have a few MacBooks, including my personal one, but they don't cause much trouble aside from needing an FTP client to use our weird FTP site) administration and support? Help me build a better Misc Stuff CD.