Microsoft DART


If you’ve never used (or had to use) Microsoft DART (ex ERD Commander), give this a once over.

Some great utilities that can be a life saver in the event of a hardware failure, system crash, administrator account lockout, etc.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/rhalbheer/archive/2008/04/02/microsoft-diagnostics-and-recovery-toolset.aspx

Even better it can be integrated into the Windows Recovery Environment so you dont have to boot off a DVD to initiate. More on this to come.

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15 Incredibly Useful (and Free) Microsoft Tools for IT Pros


A bunch of utilities I’d never heard of. A couple have definitely come in handy… Love the screen recorder app.

  • Windows System Control Center
  • RichCopy 4.0
  • Microsoft Attack Surface Scanner
  • Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool (included with MS DART)
  • NoReplyAll add-in for Outlook 2007 and 2010
  • VMMap
  • Disk2VHD
  • Joulemeter
  • Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE)
  • Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit
  • Speed Launch
  • Screen Recorder
  • TCPView
  • Autoruns
  • Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 2.0

http://www.cio.com/article/686847/15_Incredibly_Useful_and_Free_Microsoft_Tools_for_IT_Pros