Free Tools hidden in Windows 98

Free Tools hidden in Windows 98

Your Windows 98 CD has more than just Windows! You may want to preview some of the two dozen free tools hidden inside the \TOOLS\RESKIT directory.

Location:  ..\Setup\

CDSETUP.EXE

Sets up the Microsoft Management Console, the front end to the 1,700 page online Resource Kit book, as well as the Reskit tools.

Location: …\Help\

RK98BOOK.CHM

HTML version of the Resource Kit book.

WIN98RK.HLP

ResKit tools Help file.

POLEDIT.HLP

Policy Editor Help file (see the Netadmin directory below).

Location: …\BATCH\

SETUP.EXE

Installs Batch98, a tool to help automate large-scale, repetitious installations of Win98. This can also be useful in combination with Microsoft Backup.

Location: …\CONFIG\

CHDOSCP.EXE

Lets MS-DOS programs match the Windows 98 country and language settings.

FAT32WIN.EXE

Shows you how much disk space you’ll gain by converting from FAT16 to FAT32.

TZEDIT.EXE

Edits time zone information.

Location: …\DEPLOY\

BATCH.EXE

Creates files to automate WIN98 installations. Another useful tool that can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Backup.

Location: …\DESKTOP\

CHKLNKS.EXE

Finds dead shortcuts and links.

CLIPTRAY.EXE

Manages the clipboard.

QUICKTRAY.EXE

Lets you add and remove programs both to and from the system tray.

Location: …\DIAGNOSE\

FILEINFO.EXE

Displays detailed information on system files.

USBVIEW.EXE

Displays USB configuration information.

Location: …\FILE\

LFNBACK.EXE

Allows you to backup and restore long filenames for use with MS-DOS based backup utilities.

TEXTVIEW.EXE

Displays text files.

WHERE.EXE

Finds files on your hard disk.

WINDIFF.EXE

Compares the contents of files and directories.

Location: …\INFINST\

INFINST.EXE

Adds new INFs to your Windows setup files.

INFINST.CHM

Help file for INFINST.EXE

Location: …\NETADMIN (this folder contains six subdirectories as noted)

NETMON\NMAGENT.EXE

Allows remote monitoring of Win98 network performance.

POLEDIT\POLEDIT.EXE

Defines system configurations for individual users or groups.

PWLEDIT\PWLEDIT.EXE

Edits entries in a Windows 98 password list file.

REMOTREG\REGSERV.EXE

Lets you change Registry entries remotely.

RPCPP\RPCPP.INF

Allows administration of NT-network printer queues.

SNMP\SNMP.EXE

Allows Win98 machines to participate in SNMP networks.

Location: …\POWERTOY\

TWEAKUI.CPL

Gives you fine control over many elements of the Win98 interface. Note: This version is an outdated version of Tweak UI. You will find the current version here.

Location: …\SCRPTING

TIMETHIS.EXE

Times how long a given command takes to execute.

WAITFOR.EXE

Forces the system to wait for a network command.

WINSET.EXE

Sets global environment variables.

WSHADMIN.HLP

Help file for running scripts and using the Windows Scripting Host.

Location: …\OTHER DIRCTORIES\

Contains DLLs and similar files called by or required by the files listed above

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