Monday, November 03, 2008

NirSoft births five new utilities

Break out the cigars ladies and gents!

The prolific Nir Sofer has released five new utilities to the world.

Just spotted these over at the NirBlog.

I found the first two will be particularly useful in my sysadmin work.

UserProfilesView - (freeware) - “UserProfilesView displays the list of all user profiles that you currently have in your system. For each user profile, the following information is displayed: Domain\User Name, Profile Path, Last Load Time, Registry File Size, User SID, and more. You can save the profiles list into text/xml/html/csv file.”  When I tried it on my work system I even discovered some legacy registry bits for profile information that were later removed in the image-making process for the original system.  Pretty cool and very easy to use.  This is a real winner.

WirelessNetConsole - (freeware) - “WirelessNetConsole is a small console application that dumps all current detected wireless networks information into the standard output. For each wireless network, the following information is displayed: SSID, Signal Quality in %, PHY types, RSSI, MAC Address, Channel Frequency, and more.” Very easy to use and provides quick information dumps.  Will be a great tool to do spot audits for wireless compliance in our offices.

IPInfoOffline - (freeware) - “IPInfoOffline Allows you to view information about IP addresses, without connecting any external server. It uses a compressed IP addresses database that is stored inside the exe file. For each IP address, the following information is displayed: IP block range, Organization (RIPE, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC or AFRINIC), Assigned Date, Country Name, and Country Code. After retrieving the information about the desired IP addresses, You can copy the information to the clipboard, or save it into text/html/xml/csv file.”  Want to do some basic IP research immediately and don’t have a network connection handy.  Good place to start.

DNSDataView - (freeware) - “This utility is a GUI alternative to the NSLookup tool that comes with Windows operating system. It allows you to easily retrieve the DNS records (MX, NS, A, SOA) of the specified domains. You can use the default DNS server of your Internet connection, or use any other DNS server that you specify. After retrieving the DNS records for the desired domains, you can save them into text/xml/html/csv file.”

SkypeLogView - (freeware) - “SkypeLogView reads the log files created by Skype application, and displays the details of incoming/outgoing calls, chat messages, and file transfers made by the specified Skype account. You can select one or more items from the logs list, and then copy them to the clipboard, or export them into text/html/csv/xml file.”

Thanks very much Nir!

Go get’em!

--Claus V.

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