Free Tools and Resources
This section of the site contains some great free features available to all DBA�s to make their life a little easier. We are always on the look out for useful free tools so if you have a recommendation please send them through, we�ll be happy to publish them here.
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("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing
FullSun SQL Server Toolkit
Personally I have never tried this toolkit but according to reports it has a nice tool kit with many helpful features. It�s currently only available for SQL Server 2000 but I understand that SQL Server 2005 version is currently being developed. Some of the tools features are listed here:
List all SQL ids with very easy passwords so they can be fixed.
Review all the errors or failed logins in the SQL Error Log files.
Monitor database growth through their backup file sizes along with viewing the current table sizes.
Check nine predefined performance counters.
Read a database log file!
This tool is CharityWare software. Every time the tool is started, a panel pops up in the background with instructions on using the tool and a request for a charitable donation.