We asked SearchWinComputing.com readers to tell us what their favorite admin tools are -- the utilities that make their jobs easier and that they just couldn't live without.
We received an enthusiastic response, along with detailed descriptions of what the favorite admin tools do for them. While it was difficult to select one overall winner, the editors and site experts of SearchWinComputing.com chose Doug Crist for his nomination of Hyena from SystemTools Software Inc. Congratulations to Doug, who won a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate!
If you aren't familiar with Hyena, read this tip that Serdar Yegulalp, our Desktop Administration expert, wrote about the program and find out how Hyena can save you time.
We received so many other nominations for time-saving tools. With permission from our readers, we are sharing the majority of their product recommendations. We'd like to point out that the products are not ranked in any way in the list below—we are presenting them in a totally arbitrary order.
Thanks to everyone who wrote in to share their favorite admin tool with us! Read on and learn what your peers say is the tool they need most. You may just learn about a tool that you can't live without.
Readers' Choice: 15 admin tools you can't live without!
Tool 1: Readers' Choice admin tool winner: Hyena
Tool 2: Toad for Oracle
Tool 3: Fastpush
Tool 4: Belarc Advisor
Tool 5: Angry IP Scanner
Tool 6: Dameware NT
Tool 7: Microsoft Computer Management Tool
Tool 8: PC Duo and PC Duo Enterprise
Tool 9: CheckIt Pro
Tool 10: WinSCP 3.7.5
Tool 11: Treepad
Tool 12: Remote Administrator
Tool 13: BartPE
Tool 14: Sam Spade
Tool 15: EventID.net