Saturday, June 7, 2008
4 Windows must-have Tools
Developing SysAdmin task on Windows Operating System seems to be a kind of hard, not anymore if you are properly equiped. Here I recommend a set of cool tools to make your Windows usage&control experience easy peasy.
The perfect tool whenever you do a right click over a folder, select properties and get flashed with the amount of memory contained in the directory, then you start to figure out what the heck am I storing there. Then is when Windirstat comes to the rescue, it will show you in a very intuitive graphic interface which are the folders with more data and the file extensions responsible for the most storage consumption.
There is a time after each windows reinstallation, that you start to notice that it takes ages for windows to give you control after logon. Windows softwares love to install little updaters or checkers or remainders to show up in the taskbar, although you find them useless and annoying but they keep adding more and more. Get rid of those leeches using autoruns.
Sometimes you have just two programs opened but your machine behaves lazy, and you don´t know why, then is time to launch Procmon. Firts you will get lost in all the info the Procmon gives you but after you start using the filters you will be able to figure out who is consuming your CPU and your resources. Another nice complement to this tool is the ProcExplorer.