While surfing the interwebs, checking the emails, etc. I came upon a program called WinAudit. It’s a FREEware app that can report a lot of things about your machine and output it in a lot of different formats. Straight from their site: “The programme has advanced features such as service tag detection, hard-drive failure diagnosis, network port to process mapping, network connection speed, system availability statistics as well as Windows® update and firewall settings.”
Anyway - it’s pretty neat. My new employer is a “100% Microsoft Shop”, so I’m trying to move more that direction in the things I learn about and use on a daily basis. I’m all for open source, free software for all, and beautiful alternative user interfaces…but managing a 100% Microsoft Shop is surely going to have its peaks. All in all I’m looking forward to the opportunity. Only question I now have…should I switch my Linux server/media box to Windows Server 2003?
If you’ve got a handy free tool for the Windows world that makes your life easier - leave me a comment or two :)