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Free Admin Tools for Network administrators

Free Admin Tools for Network administrators

Free Admin Tools for Network administrators

Free Admin Tools for Network administrators

Network Tools for network administrator are very important to check the network within his work area. Many network tools which are very important for troubleshot network problems, help administrator to find out the network problems in networks. Network tools are softwares which installed on operating system either it is network Server operating systems, windows or Linus or other network server.

Below the list of important  Network Tools for every NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR.

System and network analysis

NTFS Permissions Explorer

Using this MMC snap-in you can quickly visualize the user and group
permissions of a local or remote folder or drive in a hierarchical
format to help identify problems.

Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful Wi-Fi management and troubleshooting
tool that allows you to locate and verify Wi-Fi devices, detect rogue
Access Points, troubleshoot connections, and search for Wi-Fi networks.


Whois performs a lookup of the registration information of a given IP address or domain name.


ShareEnum allows you to scan and view the security settings of file shares on your network.


PipeList displays a list of named pipes on your system, including the number of active instances and the instance threshold.


TCPView allows you to view detailed TCP and UDP connection information in a user friendly format.

The Dude

The Dude from MicroTik can automatically scan all devices within a given subnet and then draw and layout a map of your network.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

The MBSA is a tool that can be used to detect missing security updates and typical security misconfigurations.


WireShark is an interactive network protocol analyser and capture
utility. It provides for in-depth inspection of hundreds of protocols
and runs on multiple platforms.


Look@LAN allows you to quickly scan your network looking for active
nodes. It provides monitoring, reporting, logging and OS detection


RogueScanner will scan your network looking for rogue devices and
access points, classifying them in a way that allows you to quickly see
what’s on your network.

Capsa Free Network Analyzer

Using this tool you can monitor, troubleshoot and diagnose issues on
your network. It has a Microsoft Office-like user interface.


SuperScan is a fast connection-based TCP port scanner, pinger and hostname resolution tool.


Blast is a lightweight TCP service stress test tool that can help pinpoint weaknesses in your network.


UDPFlood is a lightweight UDP service stress test tool that sends out packets to a specified IP or port.


This tool allows you to quickly and easily track and manage your network IP addresses.


NetStumbler is an application that allows you to detect the presence
of a wireless network using 802.11a/b/g. It is useful for detecting
rogue access points, finding locations with poor signal, verifying
network configurations and determining the cause of wireless


PingPlotter is a lightweight tracert application that generates
graphs to help you visualize the route of the packets from source to

SolarWinds Free Permissions Analyzer for AD

Using this tool you can quickly visualize the user and group
permissions of a folder or shared drive in a hierarchical format. It can
track share level permissions, provide a breakdown of share level and
file level permissions and help identify why certain users have the
permissions they do.

Angry IP Scanner

Angry IP Scanner is a fast standalone IP address and port scanner.


FreePortMonitor is a tool for monitoring servers and applications on your network.


WirelessNetView monitors the activity of wireless networks in the
area and displays information related to them, such as SSID, Signal
Quality, MAC Address, Channel Frequency, etc.


BluetoothView monitors the activity of Bluetooth devices in the area
and displays information related to them, such as Device Name, Bluetooth
Address, Device Type, etc.


Vision allows you to view all open TCP and UDP ports and then maps them back to the owning process or application.


Attacker is a TCP/UDP port listener that allows you to define a list
of ports that you want it to listen on and it will notify you when a
connection is established on that port.

Total Network Monitor

Total Network Monitor is a comprehensive network monitoring
application that allows you to view the state of your network. It is
customizable and has advanced alerting features, letting you know when
something is wrong.

IIS Logfile Analyser

This tool allows you to analyse your IIS logfiles to determine
website statistics such as number of visitors, number of downloads, etc.


ntop uses a web-based interface that allows you to monitor network traffic and statistics.

System testing and troubleshooting


Pinkie is a collection of network troubleshooting utilities that
allows pinging multiple hosts, forward and reverse DNS lookup, a ping
sweeper, and a subnet calculator.

VMWare Player

VMWare Player is a multi-platform virtualization solution that can be
used to create and run multiple 32-bit or 64-bit virtual machines.
Ideal for testing or development environments.

Oracle VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a free, multi-platform general-purpose virtualization
solution that can be used to create and run multiple virtual machines.
Ideal for testing or development environments.


ADInsight is a real-time monitoring tool used for troubleshooting LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) clients.

Process Monitor

Process Monitor allows you to monitor activity related to processes,
threads, DLLs, the registry and file system in real-time. Useful for
troubleshooting application and system related issues.

SpiceWorks Network Troubleshooting

SpiceWorks Network Troubleshooting is an all-in-one tool that allows
you to perform routine troubleshooting tasks such as killing processes
remotely, access devices remotely, ping, tracert and nslookup, and even
compare the status of two devices.


RAMMap allows you to analyse physical memory allocation in your
system. You are able to determine how much file data is cached in RAM,
how much RAM is used by the kernel and device drivers, etc.


Autoruns allows you to view which programs are configured to run at system boot up or login.


Using LogFusion you can view and monitor log files in real-time.

Microsoft Log Parser

Using Microsoft Log Parser you can generate a custom-formatted output
file containing the results of multiple log file sources such as XML,
CSV, Event Logs, or the Registry.


AppCrashView allows you to view Windows Error Reporting (*.WER) files
in a simple user interface and then save the results into
TXT/CSV/HTML/XML file format.


RootKitRevealer allows you to detect the presence of rootkits that
operate by attempting to hide their files or registry entries.

System and network management


Bitcricket IP Subnet Calculator

This tool allows you to calculate subnets and CIDR routes
automatically using its intuitive interface and auto-discovery feature.

EMCO Remote Installer Starter

The free version of EMCO Remote Installer (Starter edition) allows
you to perform a software inventory of applications installed on your
network. You can retrieve and track changes as well as save reports.


ManagePC allows you to create an inventory of all your machines in
the domain, including hardware, software, devices, patches, group
policies, etc.

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS is a network monitoring solution that allows you to
monitor multiple platforms, from Linux machines, to Solaris machine, to
Windows machines. It provides alerts and reporting for CPU, disk and
memory usage, temperature, or even application values.

SNARE Audit and EventLog Management

SNARE (System iNtrusion Analysis and Reporting Environment) allows
you to install agents onto your server machines to facilitate the
centralized collection of logs, including Windows, Solaris, AIX, ISA
Server, IIS Server, SMTP, Exchange, Apache, etc.

OCS Inventory

OCS Inventory is an automated inventory and deployment application.
It allows you to determine what devices or software are installed on
your network and deploy software or configuration scripts using a simple
web-based interface.

Zenoss Core – Enterprise IT Monitoring

Using the Zenoss Core application, you can monitor systems
availability, performance, events and configuration across the network.

Unipress Free Help Desk

Unipress Free Help Desk is a simple yet powerful Help Desk solution
that allows you to create, assign and receive issue tickets. It contains
a web portal and knowledgebase for self-help.

SysAidIT Free Help Desk

Using this tool, you can easily manage and service requests and
create an inventory of installed software and network devices on your

Cyberx Password Generator Pro

Cyberx Password Generator Pro allows you to create random highly secure passwords. 

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