Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

On the latest episode of the Security Swarm Podcast:On-Prem Exchange Server Throttling,” we discuss Microsoft’s shocking decision to throttle traffic and block emails from old and outdated versions of On-Premises Exchange. Andy and Paul Schnackenburg delve into the details of Microsoft’s plans to protect Exchange Online against persistently vulnerable on-premises Exchange Servers.

As always, we’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community… those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we’ll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

We’re also updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

SnakeTail is a tail utility for Windows log files capable of monitoring “large” text logs and event logs (without the need for admin rights). Features support for MDI, tabbed, and floating window modes; saving and loading entire window session; highlighting based on keywords; jump to bookmarks; service stop/start from the tail window; search; display simple process stats in the window title bar; and more. Our thanks for this one go to ITmercinary.


A Free Tool

Mental Outlaw is a cool YouTube channel that features entertaining videos designed to “help people become more proficient with programming, scripting, and software in general.” Features in-depth tutorials plus interesting commentary on late-breaking news in the tech world. Appreciation for this recommendation goes to imnotabotareyou.


Another Free Tool

HFS is a fast and easy way to access or share files directly from your disk across the internet, without imposed restrictions on space or bandwidth. Transfer begins immediately without first uploading to a server, and you can see all activities in real-time. Automatically tries to detect any problems and suggest solutions. PowergeekDL describes it as “a small lightweight web server that starts from a shell extension in windows.”


A Free Tool

PoshCode is a “jacked up” version of Lee Holmes’ PowerShellCookbook module on Show-Object that displays a tree view of any piped-in object in a GUI just like showwindow. From the GUI display, you can click through all the properties of the object to see details. Kindly suggested by CodenameFlux.


A Free Tool

Redo Rescue offers bare-metal backup and restore in just a few clicks. Can restore an identical version to a blank new drive in minutes or preserve drive layout and restore data to a different area of the target drive. WauFantastic describes it as “a graphical version of clone zilla 🙂 it’s a little bit easier for the noobs like myself.”


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

LICEcap is a simple, lightweight screen capture tool for Windows and OSX that can save directly to .GIF format. Also offers a native lossless .LCF file format, which allows for higher compression ratios and quality and more-accurate timestamping, as well as working within REAPER. Zabzacon appreciates it for “screen cap to gif.”

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