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.
Sets up the Microsoft Management Console, the front end to the 1,700 page online Resource Kit book, as well as the Reskit tools.
HTML version of the Resource Kit book.
ResKit tools Help file.
Policy Editor Help file (see the Netadmin directory below).
Installs Batch98, a tool to help automate large-scale, repetitious installations of Win98. This can also be useful in combination with Microsoft Backup.
Lets MS-DOS programs match the Windows 98 country and language settings.
Shows you how much disk space you’ll gain by converting from FAT16 to FAT32.
Edits time zone information.
Creates files to automate WIN98 installations. Another useful tool that can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Backup.
Finds dead shortcuts and links.
Manages the clipboard.
Lets you add and remove programs both to and from the system tray.
Displays detailed information on system files.
Displays USB configuration information.
Allows you to backup and restore long filenames for use with MS-DOS based backup utilities.
Displays text files.
Finds files on your hard disk.
Compares the contents of files and directories.
Adds new INFs to your Windows setup files.
Help file for INFINST.EXE
Location: …\NETADMIN (this folder contains six subdirectories as noted)
Allows remote monitoring of Win98 network performance.
Defines system configurations for individual users or groups.
Edits entries in a Windows 98 password list file.
Lets you change Registry entries remotely.
Allows administration of NT-network printer queues.
Allows Win98 machines to participate in SNMP networks.
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 Note: This version is an outdated version of Tweak UI.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.
Times how long a given command takes to execute.
Forces the system to wait for a network command.
Sets global environment variables.
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