Thursday, June 3, 2010


Flint is an open-source application that can check Cisco PIX/ASA firewall configurations.

pt360 Tool Suite

Offered as a free solution, the PacketTrap pt360 Tool Suite PRO consolidates dozens of network management and monitoring tools into a single, integrated interface. The tool suite includes Cisco configuration management, server and application monitoring, open source and third party integration, a robust encrypted credential store, the ability to save and flow results between tools, deep network discovery (with network mapping) and syslog server capabilities.

CloudBerry S3 Explorer

CloudBerry Explorer makes managing files in Amazon S3 storage easy.  By providing a user interface to Amazon S3 accounts, files, and buckets, CloudBerry lets you manage your files on cloud just as you would on your own local computer.

Shortcut to access System Properties within Windows 7

To quickly access the Advanced System Properties dialog box within Windows 7, type systempropertiesadvanced (with no spaces) with the Search dialog box under the Start Menu.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Add Hardware Wizard for Windows 7

Within Windows 7, the Add Hardware Wizard is no longer available via the Control Panel.  To launch the wizard, use the text of hdwwiz.exe within the search dialog box within the Start Menu.


How to find a MAC address within an IOS-based switch

To search for a MAC address on an IOS-based switch, use the following command at a privileged mode prompt:

show mac-address-table address value

The format should be ####.#####.#### for the mac address value.


Wubi Installer

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way.


SharePod is an application to work with an iPod.  It allows data to be copied and backed up.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Listing PowerShell Modules

Windows PowerShell modules exist in two states: loaded and unloaded. To display a list of all loaded modules, you can use the Get-Module cmdlet without any parameters.  To obtain a listing of all modules that are available on the system but are not loaded into the PowerShell console, you can use the Get-Module cmdlet with the −ListAvailable parameter.



EasyPeasy is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu that is designed for netbooks.

Software options that work with Active Directory

The following vendors offer additional software solutions to work with Active Directory.


hMailServer is a free SMTP/POP3 software package for Windows.