Readers' Choice: 15 admin tools you can't live without!

Vandana Sharma, Associate Editor

We asked 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 chose Doug Crist for his nomination of

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Hyena from SystemTools Software Inc. Congratulations to Doug, who won a $50 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:

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