Windows SteadyState 2.5

Windows® SteadyState 2.5 is now available on Windows XP and Windows Vista. Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet café, a library, or even in your home, Windows SteadyState helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them.

Windows SteadyState runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, and Windows Vista Starter. And, Windows SteadyState is offered free of charge to Windows Genuine Advantage customers!

Windows SteadyState Features Windows SteadyState includes the following features to help you manage your shared computers:

  • Getting Started – Provides the initial steps to help you during your first time use of Windows SteadyState.
  • Windows Disk Protection – Help protect the Windows partition, which contains the Windows operating system and other programs, from being modified without administrator approval.Windows SteadyState allows you to set Windows Disk Protection to remove all changes upon restart, to remove changes at a certain date and time, or to not remove changes at all. If you choose to use Windows Disk Protection to remove changes, any changes made by shared users when they are logged on to the computer are removed when the computer is restarted
  • User Restrictions and Settings – The user restrictions and settings can help to enhance and simplify the user experience. Restrict user access to programs, settings, Start menu items, and options in Windows. You can also lock shared user accounts to prevent changes from being retained from one session to the next.
  • User Account Manager – Create and delete user accounts. You can use Windows SteadyState to create user accounts on alternative drives that will retain user data and settings even when Windows Disk Protection is turned on. You can also import and export user settings from one computer to another—saving valuable time and resources.
  • Computer Restrictions – Control security settings, privacy settings, and more, such as preventing users from creating and storing folders in drive C and from opening Microsoft Office documents from Internet Explorer®.
  • Schedule Software Updates – Update your shared computer with the latest software and security updates when it is convenient for you and your shared users.


visionapp Remote Desktop 2009 out now!

visionapp Visionapp released their Remote Desktop 2009 (vRD) version and it’s awesome! The new version offers a lot of new features like mulit protocol support – VNC, SSH, ICA, RDP and Telnet , connection protocol, Server import via AD or CSV, Server tools to logoff user or restart Servers and much more!.

For me visionapp Remote Desktop is a program that I use every day and will not miss anymore. Check out the short promo video

or go directly to the try out

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TreeSize Professional 5.2.0 build 484

TreeSize Professional is a powerful and flexible harddisk space manager. Find out which folders are the largest on your drives and recover megabytes on them. TreeSize Professional shows you the size, allocated and wasted space, the number of files, 3D bar and pie charts, the last access date, the file owner, the NTFS compression rate and much more information for several folders or drives you choose. It also lets you search for old, big and temporary files. The application has an intuitive Explorer-like user interface and it is fast and multithreaded. You can print detailed reports or export the collected Data to Excel and to an HTML, XML or ASCII file. TreeSize Professional can be started from the context menu of every folder or drive.

More information about TreeSize Professional

For Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and 7:
TreeSize Professional 5.2.0 build 484 (6.70 MB, 7.029.225 bytes)
MD5 Hash: e9f3233be54fdb40453b077f852cdec5
For Windows 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and 7:
TreeSize Professional 5.1.0 build 404 (5.35 MB, 5.617.135 bytes)
MD5 Hash: 086abe9f1fc8ab71f6deceabf573c19a
For Windows 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and 7:
TreeSize Professional 4.3.2 build 335 (5.67 MB, 5.954.952 bytes)
MD5 Hash: 354f92a099b4c0cc66b6fd98152c2f02

K-Lite Codec Pack Full 4.6.2

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codec is short for Compressor-Decompressor. Codecs are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video. This Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. You should be able to play all the popular movie formats and even some rare formats.

The K-Lite Codec Pack has a couple of major advantages compared to other codec packs: It it always very up-to-date with the latest versions of the codecs; It is very user-friendly and the installation is fully customizable, meaning that you can install only those components that you really want; It has been very well tested, so that the package doesn’t contain any conflicting codecs; It is a very complete package, containing everything you need to play your movies; and has different packages.

Full contains even more codecs. It also has encoding support for various formats. This package is for power users and people who do their own encodings.

Download: K-Lite Codec Pack Full 4.6.2

DeviceLock 6.3 Build 18503

DeviceLock allows network administrators to specify which users can access which devices (ports, floppies, MOs, etc.) on the local computer. Once DeviceLock is installed, administrators can assign permissions to LPT ports, CD-ROMs, COM Ports, or any other device, just as they would to any share on the hard disk. Network administrators may use DeviceLock to flush a storage device’s buffers and to get extended information about devices and NTFS partitions.

Download: DeviceLock 6.3 Build 18503

KeyPass 4.7.6

KeyPass is a versatile password manager that types your passwords for you. it works with any browser or application, including web browsers, terminal emulators and corporate services. KeyPass stores all your sensitive information in an encrypted database. The information is encrypted using 448-bit blowfish algorithm and a master password is required to unlock the information in the database. KeyPass can be installed on external storage devices such as keychain-size USB flash drives.

Download: KeyPass 4.7.6

KeePass Password Safe 1.13 is also released.

Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, online passwords, etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem… A serious problem. The thief would have access to your computer, e-mail account, etc. Unimaginable.
KeePass Password Safe is a free open-source password safe and manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key and/or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password and/or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms known today (AES and Twofish).

More information about KeePass Password Safe

KeePass Password Safe 1.13 (1.34 MB, 1.408.521 bytes)
MD5 Hash: e0b71db4c133683d42c2fc0e0e02bab8
KeePass Password Safe Taalmodule Nederlands 1.13 (15.6 kB, 16.064 bytes)
MD5 Hash: aa441f94900329b7befbe5aa85749d5d

BWMeter 4.1.4

BWMeter is a powerful bandwidth meter and monitor which measures and displays all traffic on your network. It can analyze the data packets (where they come from, where they go, which port and protocol they use). This makes it possible to distinguish between local and internet traffic for example. It can create statistics for all computers in your network, measuring and displaying all internal networ k traffic as well as download and upload from the internet. You can even define filters which show your transfer with certain Internet addresses. It is ideal for home users to get an overview of how much bandwidth they use, as well as small to large businesses, where one computer can maintain the statistics of downloaded / uploaded data of all computers in the network. The product is easy to configure and offers a rich set of options and features for beginners as well as experts and network administrators.

Download: BWMeter 4.1.4

Access Sysinternals utilities over the web with command prompt

The Microsoft acquisition Sysinternals that is famous for their useful Windows utilities has a new site up that allows you to easily access any of their utilities for free over the internet in your command prompt. This allows you to run any of their utilities without first downloading it to your computer.  Just open an administrative level command prompt and type in:


For example if you want to run Autoruns (a great program to see what starts up automatically) type \\\tools\autoruns.exe and hit Enter.

Every Sysinternals utility is available for “live” use.

Available Commands