9 Best Open Source Tools For Windows Admin

Windows administrators can really have a tough time choosing the best open source tool for them. It really is a confusing process. These open source tools help you to do a lot of functions. They make a lot of tasks easier to perform. They can help to analyze traffic, one such tool is wire shark.
In addition you would also need these tools to monitor your networking and applications but it is a very costly affair. These open source tools make it extremely easy to do so and simplify the job greatly. These open source tools are also very easy to manage.
The list of their uses is never ending .Using these tools you don’t have to worry about backing up windows based systems. Open source tools provide the ability to the administrators to be able to set up a single master backup server. This server supports windows desktops.Some of the best open source tools are Exchange 2010 RBAC Manager , Core Configuration 2.0 for Server Core and various other tools.
A few days ago, we had provided some best tools for our readers as tools for mobile web, Measure tools for Rail applications, tools for designers and developers, etc. This list cove 10 best open source tools for windows admin. Visit this list and share the views in our comment section below.

1) Mailarchiva

MailArchiva is the email archiving, email discovery and email compliance solution of choice for thousands of companies, educational institutions, NGO’s and government agencies around the world.

2) Amanda

AMANDA, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, is a backup solution that allows the IT administrator to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts over network to tape drives/changers or disks or optical media.


RBAC Manager puts all efforts to simplify the RBAC administration. Basically it provides the missing GUI to edit RBAC settings on Exchange 2010 systems; including adding/removing cmdlets, cmdlet properties, assignments etc.

4) Ocsinventory

5) Wire Shark

Wireshark is the world’s foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

6) Auto Spinstaller

AutoSPInstaller works with and now leverages enhancements in SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 (with or without the June 2011 CU)! It takes advantage of some of the cmdlet updates in SP1, while remaining backward-compatible with non-SP1 deployments.


While Nmap was once a Unix-only tool, a Windows version was released in 2000 and has since become the second most popular Nmap platform (behind Linux). Because of this popularity and the fact that many Windows users do not have a compiler, binary executables are distributed for each major Nmap release. Nmap supports Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP1 and later.

8 ) Zenmap

UltraDefrag is a powerful Open Source Defragmentation tool for the Windows Platform. It can defragment any system files including registry hives and paging file. Also one of the main goals of UltraDefrag is doing the job as fast and reliable as possible.

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