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Readers' Choice admin tool: CheckIt Pro

We recently asked readers to tell us what their favorite admin tools are -- the utilities they just couldn't live without. Read about CheckIt Pro.

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 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 is probably the most useful tool I have seen for front-line work. When combined with another excellent toolkit (the Admin Pack from 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
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