Our SearchExchange.com experts' favorite freeware

This collection of tool downloads will help you get your Exchange Server environment in tip-top shape -- and you won't have to spend a dime.

We asked our SearchExchange.com experts to tell us their top five freeware tools for Microsoft Exchange. The following is a list of what they say is the best Exchange Server freeware on the Web.

What is your favorite Exchange freeware? We want to hear from you -- e-mail the editor your top picks.

Peter terSteeg's Top Five Favorite Downloads

Active Directory Cookbook

      1. Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool: Identifies items that do not conform to Microsoft best practices
      1. PFDavAdmin: Sets and recaptures permissions on public folders and Exchange mailboxes
      1. Exchange Intelligent Message Filter: Message filtering, analysis and support
      1. Exchange Server WinRoute: Exchange routing tool
      1. OutlookSpy: Manages hidden Outlook properties and settings

Peter terSteeg is our deployment and migration expert. Click for his bio or view Peter's responses to your questions.

Richard Luckett's Top Five Favorite Downloads

Active Directory Cookbook

      1. Microsoft Security Configuration Wizard: Attack-surface reduction tool
      1. Sam Spade: Network query tool
      1. The Antivirus Test File: Find out if your antivirus program is running correctly
      1. Telnet: Diagnostic tool for remote computers
      1. Exchange Message Tracking Center: Helps find messages and checks status of e-mails

Richard Luckett is our spam and security expert. Click for his bio or view Richard's responses to your questions.

Patricia Guerrero's Top Five Favorite Downloads

Active Directory Cookbook

      1. Server Performance Advisor: Server performance diagnostic tool
      1. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer: Detects common security misconfigurations and missing updates
      1. Ad-aware SE: Spyware removal utility
      1. SuperScan: Determine which ports are listening on a particular server or set of servers
      1. NWTools: Web-based network tool

Patricia Guerrero is our clients and mobility expert. Click for her bio or view Patricia's responses to your questions.

What is your favorite Exchange freeware? We want to hear from you -- e-mail the editor your top picks.

This was first published in September 2005

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