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List of Best and free Software, Utility and Tool for System Administrators


As a professional System Administrator your job becomes easy with the below listed tools, whether you are dealing with issues related to Desktop, Server or Network you will find something related for you which could be used in daily troubleshooting task

Here is the list of Free Software, Utility And Tool For System Administrators


1. Process explorer
Process monitoring tool for windows operating systems, unlike task manager it provides vast amount of information for running process and detailed information on DLLs, threads, handles and TCP/IP connections. It is a advanced process management utility and replacement for task manager


2. Belarc Advisor

A 3402 Kilo Bytes file size of free tool to do your system inventory . The software builds a in-depth profile of installed hardware and software, network, Installed hotfixes, status of anti-virus , you can use your Web browser to view the details.

Works with Operating systems: Server (Both 32 and 64 bit) : Windows server 2012, 2008, 2003 Windows 8, Windows 7, windows 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows server 2008, Window server 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported. Works with browser Versions : Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and others.

3. Norton removal tool
Tool is used to uninstall Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, and Norton SystemWorks 12.0 from your computer. If you use ACT! or WinFAX, back up those databases before you proceed.


4. MyDefrag-4.0
Completely automated and easy to use, quick, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and also works for floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. It is a simple tool which can defragment and optimize the windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64.

Comes with different versions as below

  • JkDefrag.exe – Windows Version
  • JkDefragCmd.exe – Commandline version
  • JkDefragScreenSaver.scr + JkDefragScreenSaver.exe -Screen saver version.
5. PING -Partimage Is Not Ghost
Best tool for Linux system rescue and windows with the below features

  • Backup and restores Locally or network files and partition
  • Can be used to backup Bios and restoration bootable DVD
  • Backup MS Network Shared directory, NFS, FTP or SSHFS
  • Creates bootable DVD
  • Partitions and Format a disk for installing Windows


6. SuperScan

A vigorous utility known as SuperScan is a TCP port scanner, which also includes list of other additional networking tools like ping, traceroute, HTTP HEAD, WHOIS and many more. Can be used to perform ping scans and port scans for any IP range or specify a text file to extract addresses from. Other features include TCP SYN scanning, UDP scanning, HTML reports, built-in port description database, Windows host enumeration, banner grabbing and more.

7. Windows Sysinternals

Provides a list utilities useful to troubleshoot, manage, and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.


8. VirtualBox

Free Open source server, desktop virtualulization utility from Oracle

  • List of Supported host operating systems : Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Solaris, and OpenSolaris; there is also a port to FreeBSD.
  • List Supported guest operating systems : versions and derivations of Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris and others. The release 3.2.0, VirtualBox allows to virtualize Mac OS X guests on Apple hardware, OSX86 can also be installed .
9. Everything from Voidtools
It is a simple, easy to use and free utility. Shows faster and better search results as compared to the built in Windows search. An administrative tool to locates files and folders by filename for Windows. It is a Freeware

Works with Operating System : Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista and Windows 7

Drawbacks of using : Only search local Files and folders and Removale NTFS volumes. To search for Netwok drive you need to install it on both local and network computers and start ETP server, does not search contents it only works for files and folders names


10. WinDirStat
WinDirStat is a disk monitoring and clean up utility for Windows operating systems.

On loading it takes a while to read the complete directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views:

  • The directory list sorts like Windows Explorer but it is sorted by file/subtree size
  • The tree-map displays complete contents of the directory tree
  • The extension list, Display statistics about the file types.
11. KDirStat

KDirStat is a GUI () disk usage utility for Linux, BSD, and other Unix-type systems like Solaris. it provides cleanup facilities to reclaim disk space.


12. Wireshark
A very popular, free and open source tool used for Network troubleshooting It capture the packets from Network traffic which is helpful in troubleshooting purpose i network related issues. Network Administrator’s read the live packet capture or can also save the capture.

Compatible with Linux, OS X, BSD, and Solaris and Microsoft Windows.

13. UltraTech Knowledgebase Viewer
UltraTech Knowledge base viewer provides list of tools and their links. It has list of KB CONTENTS, not well updated but good for the beginner who are looking for good technical links.


Mohammed Yusuf
An IT System Administrator and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) with 10+ years of experience, has good ability to solve tech issues of various platforms, apart from that he is a passionate blogger and love to write on varied topics of technology.

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