The following is Tool #5 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: Angry IP Scanner
Nominated by: Graham Gillies
My favorite tool isn't some fancy complex megabucks application, but a small, fast, very useful tool that I absolutely have to have now that I've been using it for a while. The Angry IP Scanner is a standalone executable that lets you scan your network for IP addresses and shows the results. You can then right-click on any of the IP addresses and you get a menu of choices that includes Telnet, open using browser, open using Explorer, FTP, ping, trace route, GeoLocate and it also lets you choose another custom method.
It is great for quick network maintenance and finding which addresses are free for the IT staff to use.
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