The following is Tool #9 from "Readers' Choice: 15 admin tools you can't live without," a collection of top Windows...
admin tools nominated by SearchWinSystems.com readers.
Admin tool: CheckIt Pro
Nominated by: Paul Ressler
For hardware diagnostics and new system burn-in, I find CheckIt Pro to be the best tool available. For software/operating system issues, a BartPE based and customized version of "The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows" (compiled by Benjamin Burrows at http://www.ubcd4win.com/) is probably the most useful tool I have seen for front-line work. When combined with another excellent toolkit (the Admin Pack from http://www.internals.com isn't cheap, but boy are they some excellent utilities. Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell do superior work), it's an unbeatable combination.
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