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    Recommened Software? What software cant you live without?

    Hiya guys, im just starting out as an IT technician and i was just wondering what is the best piece of software to use overall?

    Or what software cant you live without, any help/advice would be appreciated!

    Cheers

    Mart

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without?

    lanview server from mst software
    pc file recovery
    ubcd a bootable utilty disk

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without?

    A Kbuntu Desktop install disk.

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without?

    Im quite partial to Northern's Storage Suite and Symantec's Ghost Solution Suite. I also anticipate Faronics' Deep Freeze will become a much loved bit of kit once I've tested it properly.

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without

    ZenWorks..........

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without

    Ghost
    Partition Manager
    Several Knoppix type CDs

    And although you said software I think every techy should have a portable USB hard Drive and USB floppy for when network booting/cloning fails.

    regards

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without

    Day-to-day I use Partition Manager and Impero quite a lot. In particular, Impero has saved me a lot of time and effort when I need to do something small to a lot of computers - but it does come at a price (other, similar, software is available).

    Also a USB Drive with file recovery software and other little gizmos is very useful.

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without

    All freely available:

    Recovery CDs such as UBCD, SystemRescueCD and Knoppix. This includes memtest86 which, um.. tests memory

    A decent text editor is a must - with line numbers for editing config files. On Windows - Notepad++ or metapad.

    WinSCP and PuTTY for administering Linux and BSD machines from windows.

    A decent web browser such as Firefox

    Then there's computer virtualisation - VMWare Server.

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    Re: Recommened Software? What software cant you live without?

    Hirens Boot CD 8.9
    Symantec Ghost
    Ultimate Boot CD
    ERD Commander
    VNC Viewer
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    GFi Languard
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    ZenOK Free Antivirus has served me well as a free anti-virus program.
    I recommend Malwarebytes for anti-spyware.

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    HI

    Have a look at Capsa its a network sniffing program that analysis sniffing programs like wireshark.

    Richard

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    Hi,
    heres a link to a whole list of free tools i use from Virus / Malware cleaners to crash dump debugging, memory checking etc .... regsitry cleaners (although lots of people dont like them and advise against em.)

    Ultimate bood cd is a must !

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    Quoth the raven: 404

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    Windows PE, Bart PE, Microsoft Anti Malware thingy, some of the more common Intel drivers, AC97 audio driver, Eraser, Drive Image XML, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Recover my files, .net framwork installer, Adobe apps, gimagex and VirtualBox.

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