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Networking  Utilities for Windows 2000

Our Top Picks

Advanced Administrative Tools Size: 1,080K Shareware $39.95
A multithreaded network diagnostic tool. Its purpose is to accumulate data pertaining to network status and availability, using all of the latest development tools in network research. It is a 9-in-1 utility, including Port Scanner,  Proxy Analyzer, CGI Analyzer, Email Verifier, Links Analyzer, Network Status, Process Info, Whois and System Info.
Didyma Size: 300k Freeware
A network documentation and monitoring tool based on ICMP (ping) and TCP ports that contains a graphical interface to design and document your computer networks. It also gives a graph of the status of the nodes in your network, including its history and will raise an alarm (including mail notification) if an event (i.e. a change of status of a node) occurs. You also can view the status of your network remotely with a browser via the Didyma HTTP service.

IP Subnet Calculator Size: 486k Freeware
A free calculator with the ability to enter subnet information five different ways: by number of subnet bits, number of total mask bits, number of subnets, number of hosts, or just the subnet mask in dotted decimal notation. Refined over the years, the IP Subnet Calculator is now in its third release. They also have a version for the Palm OS
IP Sub 2.0 Size: 974K Shareware $35.00
A IP Subnet Calculator that fits on one diskette and doesn't require supporting DLLs or ActiveX controls, which means it can be used without running Setup. Features Most Significant Bit (MSB) to Least Significant Bit (LSB) MAC address conversion utility, and support for VLSM and CIDR. Results are shown in binary octets to help in understanding subnetting, and can be printed or copied to the clipboard.
LMHOST File Generator Size: 25k Freeware
Generates the LMHOSTS file automatically and includes the #pre switch to load the entries into cache and 0x1b entries for browsing. This program also generates batch files that use "net view", "ping", "nslookup", and use nltest from the NT Resource kit to test your network setup. Additionally, this program will generate a batch file used to distribute the LMHOSTS file.
Logon Scripting 2.1 Size: 1,140k Freeware
This program will let you create logon scripts for use on a WinNT/Win95/Samba network. An optional floating toolbar, templates, individual command testing..etc.. Not that creating logon scripts is hard to do, but everyone knows it's more fun to click and drag.

NetworkView Size: 733K Shareware: $59.00
NetworkView is a very compact network management tool for the Win32 platform that allows you to: discover all your TCP/IP nodes and their routes using DNS, SNMP and TCP Ports information, monitor chosen nodes and Receive Alerts when they are down,  and document your network with printed Maps and Lists. Even with a database of more than 5000 SNMP Enterprises and Devices, it can be run from a floppy disk ! It can be with you everywhere you go ! In a few seconds, you produce a high quality map of a network, print it or save it to a floppy and modify it.
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.

NTWare.com  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.

System Tools.com

SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

TuCows  
Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful.

Winfiles.com NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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