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Free Tools That Every (SMB) Windows Administrator Should Install

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones whose IT budget lets you have every management, maintenance, and diagnostics tool you ever dreamed of. You might even be lucky enough that you’re at least somewhat specialized: there are other people in IT that are responsible for other things. For the rest of us, we might hear about how valued IT is as a department, but we know that they know that every time the CFO reviews the company’s numbers, everything related to IT is colored red. If that’s your company, this list is for you. We’re also either alone in IT or share a room with one or two other generalists, all of which are expected to do anything that any of the others can do.

Everything on this list is free. Only a few are freed. If such things matter to you beyond the fact that you don’t have to spend any money on them, you probably don’t need further explanation.

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