provides what kind of accesses specific users or groups have to resources including files, directories, Registry keys, & Windows services
Active Directory Topology Diagrammer
reads AD configurations using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or Exchange 200x
is a full featured notepad alternative using the Aero Glass technology
Application Compatibility Toolkit
contains tools & docs to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows Vista, Windows Update, or a new version of Internet Explorer in your environment.
App-V USB Tool
is an add-on to the App-V 4.5 Client. It makes it possible to automatically, or by request, import and register App-V enabled (sequenced) applications into the App-V Client from any USB storage device. (Support TechNet
tool contains scripts to fix most Automatic Updates & Windows Update problems.
shows what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows the order Windows processes them.
saves up to 70% of your battery by disabling some greedy
displays relevant information on the Desktop’s background: computer name, IP address, service pack version, etc.
BITS Repair Tool
for 32 bit
& 64 bit
, helps fix the corruption of Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) state files. (Support: KB940520
for automating command-line tasks by using batch files or scripting tool
mind mapping tool for flushing out design ideas. (Support: MSDN
organizes your applications on up to four virtual desktops.
– energy monitoring application to actively control PC’s energy consumption.
Group Policy Log View
utility exports Group Policy event data from the system & operational log into a text, HTML, or XML file
for Internet Explorer includes tweaks
to make it friendlier, more useful, secure & customizable. (Support: MSDN
IE Proxy Manager
(TrayIcon) is an easy to use proxy Manager for Internet Explorer and all depending applications.
creates icons in multiple formats: 16×16 – 16 color, 48×48-24bit color, up to 128×128-32bit color, along with marking the transparent colors (XOR Mask & AND Mask). (Support: MSDN
toolbar shows current privilege level (Administrators, Power Users, Users, or Guests)
shows information in two sub-windows, about which handles & DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The top window shows currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, the information in the bottom window depends on the Process Explorer mode: in handle mode you’ll see the handles the process selected in the top window; in DLL mode you’ll see the DLLs & memory-mapped files the process has loaded.
shows real-time file system, Registry & process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon & Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich & non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs & user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, & more. (Support: TechNet
allows executing processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec’s most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems & remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.
service viewer & controller displays the status, configuration, & dependencies of a service, and allows you to start, stop, pause, resume & restart them. PsService enables logging-on to a remote system using a different account, for cases when the account from which it doesn’t have required permissions on the remote system.
information on deploying & using Vista, including known issues.
Remote Server Administration Tools 32bit
support remote management of computers running Windows Server 2008.
, is a Vista Search Folder changed to be generic & able to be shared. "It’s like Search + XML + Sharing — it’s a whole bunch of melty goodness!"
connects up to 15 people & get your point across by showing them your
screen. (Support: FAQ
for heavy Explorer users who launch programs under different accounts (similar to RunAs)
emails selected text in Internet Explorer using your default email: Gmail, Hotmail & Outlook & Yahoo Mail.
system tray utility to turn off Speed Recognition after a few minutes with no activity.
gives you lightning quick access to all the documents, files, & websites.
Windows XP Desktop Search allowed the creation of aliases between words or characters with commands & searches. Example: set up the Deskbar so you could type “g Stuff” to search for the work “Stuff” on Google. Start++ also launches programs, run scripts with parameters.
helps manage shared computers in a school, Internet cafe, library, or at home. (Support: FAQ
System Update Readiness Tool x32
checks for inconsistencies in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, & software.
shows detailed listings of all TCP & UDP endpoints, including the local & remote addresses and state of TCP connections. TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint.
multi-tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll) allowing the control of multiple connection simultaneously.
quickly Turns On & Off (UAC) User Account Control (Support: MSDN
User State Migration Tool
migrates user files & settings during deployments of Windows XP & Vista. USMT captures files & settings from the source computer and then migrates them to a new Windows installation.
Virtual PC 2007
create & run one or more virtual machines (different operating systems), on a single computer.
for privacy, security, & system performance. (Support: Channel 10
has software, performance, usability & other tweaks to improve the overall experience. (Support: Channel 10
disk usage statistics viewer & cleanup tool. (Support: MSDN
Windows Automated Installation Kit
helps IT professionals customize & deploy Windows Vista. Perform unattended installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, & create Windows PE images.
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
removes a program’s Windows Installer configuration information when experiencing installation (Setup) problems (i.e. problems when adding / removing a program’s component.)
Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)
screen zoom & annotation tool for technical presentations.
monitor debug output on a local system, or any computer on the network via TCP/IP. It displays both kernel-mode & Win32 debug output, so you don’t need a debugger to catch the debug output your applications or device drivers generate, nor do you need to modify applications or drivers to use non-standard debug output APIs.
Debug Diagnostic Tool
assists in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation, & crashes in any Win32 user-mode process.
Fiddler HTTP & HTTPS Website Debugging PowerTool
supports viewing & modifying HTTP & HTTPS traffic. It also can be saved to Visual Studio WebTest files.
add-on helps identify common web performance issues
demonstrates how to write an application for colorizing digital photos using the inking support provided by Tablet PC APIs.
helps developers & IT Pros (sysadmins) identify specific causes of admin-permissions issues (a.k.a. LUA bugs
) in desktop applications.
& PowerShell 64
command-line shell & scripting language allows managing computers via commands or scripts, improving productivity through system automation. (Support: Website
Graphical Help File
(including cmdlet help & the About topics) in a fully-searchable, graphical format (a standard Windows .chm file). Also included in the help file is the VBScript to Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide & a collection of PowerShell Tips of the Week.
is an extensible graphical administrative console for managing systems based on Windows PowerShell. The tool allows to use the rich capabilities of Windows PowerShell in a familiar & intuitive GUI console. (Support: MSDN
is an environment to create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware.
demonstrates common robotics concepts such as reading sensors, controlling actuators, designing simple behaviors, & having a robot interacting with its environment.
is used to diagram (model) & generate documentation for a storyboard scenario.
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
Visual Basic 2008 Express
Visual C# 2008 Express
SQL Server 2005 Compact
SQL Server 2005 Express
MSDN Express Documentation
Windows Media Center SDK
– Documentation, tools, & sample code for developing Windows Media Center applications & services.
Media Center Markup Language Preview Tool
provides a graphical user interface to craft the command line parameters which can be used with the Media Center Markup Language Preview Tool available with the Windows Media Center SDK.
Windows Vista SDK
includes documentation, samples, and tools designed to help develop applications & libraries using both Win32 & .NET Framework 3.0 technologies. (Also: ISO Image