Desktop Central – Free Windows Tools 2.1

by admin February 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Desktop Central provides a set of free Windows tools that Windows Administrators might require on an day-to-day basis. It has a set of four tools, viz: Wake on LAN, GPO Update, Shutdown/Restart Tool, and Software Inventory Tool. This is very handy as it can be performed on multiple computers simultaneously. These tools are made available from the Desktop Central family and is provided as a separate download, which is absolutely free to use.

Wake on LAN Tool: Utility to boot computers in the network (LAN) from remote. It allows the administrators to boot multiple computers simultaneously. The Administrator has to just specify the IP Address, MAC Address and the Subnet Mask of the computers to wake them up.

GPO Update Tool: Utility to perform a GPO Update in the computers of a Windows Domain. GPOs are used to send configuration instructions to user and computer objects in the Windows Active Directory. By default, the GPO updates happen periodically, every 90 minutes. This utility helps the Administrators to perform a GPO Update on-demand on multiple domain computers simultaneously.

Shutdown / Restart Tool: Utility to shutdown or restart the computers of a Windows Domain. The Administrator can specify a common credential to perform this operation on multiple computers and can select the computers by specifying the Domain Controller.

Software Inventory Tool: Utility to retrieve the details of the software installed in the computers of a Windows Domain. The Software details include Software Name, Version, Manufacurer and Usage statistics. The software details can be exported as txt and csv formats.

Platform: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Download: Desktop Central – Free Windows Tools 2.1