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Top 10 Free Tools that IT Pros Love
These free tools proved useful for thousands of IT pros all over the world. Track changes to Active Directory, file
servers, Windows Server, manage passwords, troubleshoot account lockouts at absolutely no cost.
1. Change Notifier for Active Directory
Tracks changes to Active Directory (AD) users, group memberships, OUs, permissions, and provides visibility into what's happening inside your AD.
2. Change Notifier for Group Policy
Tracks every change made to your group policy objects (GPOs), including GPO links, audit policy, password policy, and software deployment changes, and fills major gaps found in native auditing tools.
3. Account Lockout Examiner
Alerts on account lockouts, helps troubleshoot these events, and analyzes their potential causes. The accounts can be unlocked via Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner console or mobile device.
4. Change Notifier for Exchange
Reports on what's happening inside your Exchange servers, and tracks both configuration and permission changes with "before" and "after" values.
5. Password Expiration Notifier
Automatically reminds your users to change their passwords before they expire so you can avoid password reset calls. It works nicely for users who don't log on interactively and never receive standard password change reminders at logon time (e.g., VPN users).
6. Change Notifier for File Server
Tracks changes to files and shares permissions, detects deleted and newly-created files, and reports on file-access attempts. This freeware tool strengthens security of your Windows based file servers.
7. Password Manager
Allows users to reset forgotten passwords and unlock their accounts through a convenient, web-based, self-service portal and integration with the standard Windows logon procedure.
8. Change Notifier for SQL Server
Detects changes made to your SQL Server configurations, including database creation and deletion, changes to database users, roles, and schemas. It also reports "before" and "after" values for every change, and sends daily reports showing all changes made.
9. Change Notifier for VMware
Allows you to control changes in your virtual environments. It notifies you about changes to VMware virtual machine settings, creation and deletion of virtual machines.
10. Change Notifier for Windows Server
Notifies you about changes made to your Windows and hardware, services and scheduled tasks. It sends change summary reports listing changes made in the last 24 hours with "before" and "after" values.
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