IT Pro Tuesday #246

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

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

A Blog

Mike Galvin's blog shares a growing archive of interesting technical solutions and documentation on the author's original scripts and utilities. Mike is a longtime tech veteran with expertise in server and desktop OS deployment, group policy, AD and scripting. Our thanks for this one go to disgruntled_joe.

A Website

Server World is simply described by SysEridani as a "nice website with a lot of procedures documented… a goldmine of information." And bfrd9k appreciates, "Just bare bones, minimal, raw information, not making you login, accept tracking cookies, throwing overlays up about your ad block, begging you, 9npy showing you the top, splitting pages up by the paragraph so you have to next through a million ads."

A Free Tool

RustDesk is an open-source remote desktop solution that offers full control of data. This TeamViewer alternative works out-of-the-box, with no configuration necessary. Can use the public rendezvous/relay server or self host on your own equipment for maximum privacy. troubleshootmertr likes it "for on demand remote support."


Windows Powershell Video Series provides the essentials for getting started with scripting in Powershell. Takes you through fundamentals and then works up to intermediate and advanced topics, so there's a little something to be found regardless of skill level. ooooooooooooa shares, "I used [these videos] to learn from the ground up."

Another Free Tool

LunaPic is a simple, straightforward online photo editor with a surprisingly good collection of fonts, filters and truly handy effects like transparent background. Requires no signup, login, or install. Kindly suggested by expta.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

lsd is a cross-platform enhancement for the standard ls command that adds some nice colors and other options to enrich and enhance the directory listing experience. Our appreciation for this suggestion goes to vbd.

Grouper enables you to use the same group or role to access multiple locations within your organization by automating changes to access privileges as your role changes. When someone is added/removed from a group, the group-related privileges are automatically updated in all collaborative applications. Gives you a single point of control and increased transparency through reporting on who can access what. Integrates with almost any existing access management infrastructure. datanut adds, "We use Grouper for on-boarding."

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

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Server Procedures, Remote Desktop, PowerShell Videos & More