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    Useful tools for Technician? Just about to start my first job.

    Hi,

    Just brought myself a 32GB usb memory stick to start building a collection of software that i might find usefull in my first job as an IT Technician in a local school.

    Can anyone recommend any software that will make my life easier?

    Thanks in advance.

    Fred

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    I am still finishing up the edugod mode app. When done it will work on xp, Vista and 7..and will be very handy to have.

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    Here are some i use

    IT Related
    • Angry IP Scanner
    • Tight VNC
    • WireShark
    • NetBootDisk
    • HP Bootable USB Disk Creator
    • PuTTY
    • WinDirStat
    • Windows Installer CleanUp Utility (really handy to remove software that wont remove)
    • Bulk File Name Utility
    • driverpacks.net
    • Orca
    • Unlocker
    • WinRAR


    Boot Disks
    • Ubuntu
    • WinDART / ERD


    I also use Robocopy allot, although that built into Windows Vista & 7. If your still on XP you will need to download it.

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    Just to add a few programs to the list:

    Double Driver Portable

    7zip Portable

    A version of Malware Bytes Anti Virus - Try to update periodically

    CCleaner

    I would also consider keeping a copy of all drivers on your Flash Drive (Double Driver is very good for that)

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    Some brill apps there. Thanks

    Have downloaded some poprtable apps-
    Notepad++
    xampp
    Firefox
    JKDefrag
    Foxit Reader
    Open office

    They seem to be good software if you dont want to install programs on individual computers. Have yet to check licenses to see if they are only free for personal use though.

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    Burned ISOs of XP, Vista and 7 are useful to have. A DVD with all Service Packs (x86 and x64) is also useful.

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    This is all the tools I've ever needed

    For Windows machines
    Hiren's BootCD 14.0 - All in one Bootable CD » www.hiren.info (I really should update from my v10 to the latest)
    GParted -- About

    For Linux machines
    http://rip.7bf.de/current/ although really you only need your favourite distros install media

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    USB powered dvd drive
    Screwdriver kit

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    These are all great suggestions. However, I would hope that the school would provide you with the tools necessary to do the job. You should not have buy any equipment yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman View Post
    Beware using that in a school/business setting - many of the tools are illegal or unlicensed on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman View Post
    Hiren's BootCD 14.0 - All in one Bootable CD » www.hiren.info (I really should update from my v10 to the latest)
    Many of the tools on there are not legal or unlicenced so I would be extremely cautious using this.

    *edit*

    Damnit @Domino!!!

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    too slow :-p

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    Get yourself one of these. Lifesaver.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gerber Suspension Multi Tool

    And it always raises a laugh on a job when I say to the ladies, "hang on whilst I get my tool out......" for some reason......
    Last edited by tech_guy; 18th August 2011 at 10:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Get yourself one of these. Lifesaver.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gerber Suspension Multi Tool

    And it always raises a laugh on a job when I say to the ladies, "hang on whilst I get my tool out......" for some reason......
    But be careful about carrying it when you're not at work. Knives with locking blades are classed as offensive weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Beware using that in a school/business setting - many of the tools are illegal or unlicensed on that
    Looking at the list of s/w on the cd it's all either freeware or shareware I think they've cleaned themselves up a bit from the early ones which did have lots of commercial stuff on them.

    Ben

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