IT Pro Tuesday #105

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite tips to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

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

Popular Repost: Tool

Nmap (Network Mapper) is an open-source utility for network discovery and security auditing. Can be useful for network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services they are offering, what OS versions they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use and much more. Runs on all major operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer, a flexible data transfer, redirection and debugging tool, a utility for comparing scan results and a packet generation and response analysis tool. heroz0r suggests it as an "alternative to the PingTools, AngryIPScanner, etc."

A Free Tool

Flying Squirrel was developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for real-time discovery, analysis and mapping of IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks. Features integrated visualization and mapping and post-hoc analysis capabilities. 11bztaylor describes it as, "not absolutely amazing, but not bad. Used it awhile back when I worked as GS. Did what we needed it to do."


Jeff Geerling's YouTube channel features some great tutorials on Drupal, Ansible, K8s, tech, DIY, tools and more. DenizenEvil tells us, "I've been watching his Ansible series, super informative."

Another Free Tool

Linux Automation is a Lopi/Linux wrapper script to automate common system administration tasks. Our thanks go to CoronationStreetFan1 for pointing us to this one.

A Tip

Building on a previous tip of right-clicking while dragging a file to another location, (which gives you an option to either copy or move it), Frothyleet adds:

“If you are left-click-dragging, holding shift will toggle between the default (i.e., move toggles to copy for same-volume, copy toggles to move for different volumes)."


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

USMTGUI is a GUI for USMT that can back up/restore user profiles to the same or another PC or to another local/domain user. Helpful when merging domains, moving to a domain or moving from one to Azure. JanineMarchese adds,  "If you want [to make profile migration] super easy, I'd go with USMTGUI from EhlerTech as it is really intuitive… No licensing hassle, no wait-time installing software. Start an .EXE, select where to store and 10 seconds later you leave the PC, doing its thing. Equally simple when restoring the user, and you can restore to any local, domain or Azure user."

8GadgetPack restores your ability to add and use gadgets on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7. One note of caution from Microsoft, since individual gadgets can contain viruses, be sure you trust the source of any you choose to install. Thanks go to K0media for this one.


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

IT Pro title: 
Discovery & Mapping, Video Tutorials, Linux Admin & More