IT Pro Tuesday #242

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:01

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We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

Sysinternals Live allows you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the web without needing to find and manually download anything. You just enter the tool's Sysinternals Live path into either Windows Explorer or a command prompt using<toolname> or  \\\tools\<toolname>. Appreciation for this one goes to iB83gbRo, who considers this a can't-live-without-it tool: net use <driver letter> \\\tools

Sysinternals Live

Free Tutorials

DeploymentResearch YouTube Channel provides lots of helpful videos on OSD, ConfigMgr (SCCM), MDT, Windows 10 and more—as well as videos related to the popular ‘Deployment Fundamentals’ book series. Kindly suggested by jatari.

DeploymentResearch YouTube Channel

Another Free Tool is a cross-platform, open-source tool for enforcing privacy and security best practices. Features hundreds of scripts, transparency, reversibility, extensibility, portability and more. Mikeyc245 says to "ignore the stupid name.… Don't even need O&O anymore honestly - This has been my goto for a year or so. Just gives you powershell code, no installation needed. Works like a champ."

One More Free Tool

KeeWeb is an open-source password manager that's compatible with KeePass. This cross-platform tool is available for browser and desktop and doesn't require any server or additional resources. Credit for this recommendation goes to techtornado.


A Script

Merge-MailboxFolders.ps1 is a PowerShell script to merge folders within a mailbox (or potentially even move folders and items between mailboxes). Works for multiple folders and can be automated for multiple mailboxes. Handles throttling so it works even with large O365 mailboxes. hex00110 appreciates this solution to "the manual folder shuffle in Exchange," and raves, "I think this is the single most powerful and complete script I've ever found via ze google lifeline."


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

authentik is a flexible open-source Identity Provider. Can be used in an existing environment to add support for new protocols; implement sign-up, recovery, etc. in an application and much more. troubleshootmertr recommends it for SSO.

SFK combines a collection of useful command-line tools in a portable executable you can carry on a USB drive. Includes functions for searching and converting text files, finding duplicate files, folder comparison, an instant simple FTP/HTTP server and more. Another favorite of vbd.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

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