Whole lot of link-dumping going on.
Mostly applications and utilities of note released this week.
- TeamViewer Portable 4.1.6911 Released - PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives. Appears to be another nice and free (for personal use) remote-control/support application. My fave remains ShowMyPC. Will download and play with a bit in the coming week.
- 2X Client Portable 7.3.743 Released - PortableApps.com. Described as a free “..remote server/desktop access client that allows you to connect to all your servers using a single client. It works seamlessly with the 2X ApplicationServer as well as with native Remote Desktop Protocol built into your Windows PC.” I’m wondering if this could help me on a number of test-bed/remote system deployments I work with.
- Toucan 2.2.0 Released - PortableApps.com – Described as a major update to the file backup/sync utility.
- A Windows 7 Launch Party Trick! - Didier Stevens. Actually Didier is releasing a “UserAssist” tool that works with Windows 7. Free and worthy of snagging and adding to your incident-response USB stick. Spotted off PenTestIT blog.
- DevManView - (freeware) – New Nirsoft alternative to device manager of Windows. I like the report output ability and property detail this tool provides. It’s a lot easier to cull through the info than the default Windows provided tool.
- RegScanner Tool - (freeware) – Really fast and sophisticated alternative to RegEdit find/search of Windows. This updated version now allows direct jumps to edit/delete displayed search items.
- Second Beta of NirLauncher package is available to download. Nir’s NirLauncher rounds up all of his tools and utilities along with those for Microsoft Sysinterals. See this Beta version of NirLauncher package is available to download post for extensive details on the tool.. Awesome and handy launcher.
- Sysinternals Site Discussion : Updates: Disk2vhd v1.1, ZoomIt v4.1, Coreinfo v2.0, VMMap v2.4. All of these are great tools and must-keep on USB sticks for sysadmins.
- Sysinternals Site Discussion : Updates: Disk2vhd v1.2.
- Sysinternals Site Discussion : Updates: Disk2vhd v1.3, Sigcheck v1.61, Process Monitor v2.8, LiveKd v3.12 and a new Mark’s blog post.
- Mark’s Blog : The Machine SID Duplication Myth and Aaron Margosis’ Machine SIDs and Domain SIDs – Two earth-shattering posts that rock the foundations of sysprep fun by explaining why duplicate SID’s for local systems on a network is, in-fact, a myth and fallacy. Alas, since Mark and Aaron have done all the mythbusting, I guess there is now no chance of seeing this same submission of mine to Jamie and Adam of Mythbusters ever seeing the light of day. Drat. I really wanted to see Carrie and Tory take this one one personally with some C4 applied for good measure.
- Wireshark and Wireshark for Windows 7 - The H Security: News and Features. Yep Now updated to release 1.2.3 (stable) which adds in enhanced stability and support for execution on Windows 7 systems. Available in install, portable, and non-Windows flavors.
- MyDefrag v4.2.4 - (freeware) – my favorite Windows defragger, JkDefrag now had a major redesign and renaming to MyDefrag. It runs great and seems to pack a few more features. The GUI progress display is zoomable and much more stable in my testing. GUI-wrappers for it are slowly being written as well (though it does fine on its own; MyDefragGUI or MyDefrag GUI wrapper or Emiel Wieldraaijer’s "MyDefrag PowerGUI" (still not available for download but looking nice in the meantime…).
- Using a Windows System Image backup to transfer a configuration between computers. – Mark Wilson’s blog. Not a utility but great information on how to use a system image backup in Windows 7 to migrate a system to a different platform.
- BETA: Visio 2010 Beta coming… sign up here! - Windows Live. Looks very nice in a teasing way. I’ve signed up for the public beta notification. Maybe you should as well?
- Paint.NET 3.5 Released! - Windows Experience Blog Now final. Paint.NET now optimized for special features that Windows 7 provides. Get it even if you don’t yet use Windows 7.
Hope you find some nice pickings here!