Hello IT Pro,
Happy Tuesday! This week we're looking for your favorite tech websites to share with the community. Please 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.
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
Autoruns shows you which programs are configured to run and when, with a knowledge of auto-starting locations that far exceeds other autostart utilities. Reports Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and more. malikto44 shares that when "used with VirusTotal, [it] provides a very useful way to scan a Windows machine for any PUPs, should the need arise. It won't help with rootkits unless you scan offline, but it is useful."
A handy keyboard shortcut, compliments of HotSalsaAssFire: CTRL-SHIFT clicking/double clicking to run as admin on shortcuts/exe
The Coding Blocks YouTube channel offers tutorials, tips, how tos and best practices for programmers and developers. Many of the videos supplement Coding Block podcast episodes with additional information, some comic relief and news.
Another Free Tool
AD Permissions Reporter enables you to easily document security permissions for OUs and other objects in your Active Directory domain. Offers powerful filtering capabilities to limit reporting to very specific permission configurations or certain types of objects. Thanks go to speel for the suggestion.
Davoud Teimouri - Virtualization and Data Center Blog is the place where a serious virtualization expert offers news, reviews, tools, info on software and hardware and tips on virtualization. Focused on VMware vSphere, VMware View, Windows and Linux.
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
RVTools uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual environments. Lists details about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, multipath info, license info and health checks. Can update the VMware Tools on each virtual machine to the latest version. juxtAdmin recommends it "for gathering data on your vsphere environment and finding stuff like orphaned disks.”
VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for Windows that lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops. It is simple and easy to use yet still highly configurable and extensible. A shout out to _bani_ for the recommendation.
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud