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DevOps Resource Reference [ https://mcavallo.com , https://cava.lol ]


What is DevOps?
Wikipedia [1] states:
DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) which aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.
Atlassian [4] states:
DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order that they can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably.

Bash (Shellscript) Module Sync to [ mcavallo-git/cloud-infrastructure ] GitHub Repo
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  1. Prereq: Debian- or Fedora-based Linux environment (Ubuntu, Raspbian, CentOS, RHEL, etc.)
  2. Prereq: SSH Terminal w/ Elevated Privileges, e.g. running as "root" user (or as any sudoer)
  3. Action (if above pre-reqs are met): Run the following command to sync Bash modules:
    curl -ssL https://mcavallo.com/sh | bash -s -- --all;
  4. Once initial sync completes, you may trigger a manual re-sync via command:
    sync_cloud_infrastructure;


PowerShell Module Sync to [ mcavallo-git/Coding ] GitHub Repo
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  1. Prereq: Git SCM - Download (source)
  2. Prereq: Git CLI added to PATH (available during installation of Git SCM - click to view screenshot)
  3. Prereq: PowerShell Terminal w/ Elevated Privileges, e.g. in "Run as Admin" mode
  4. If Pre-Reqs are met, run the following command to sync PowerShell Modules:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy "RemoteSigned" -Scope "CurrentUser" -Force; $ProtoBak=[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; Clear-DnsClientCache; Invoke-Expression ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mcavallo-git/Coding/master/sync.ps1?t=$((Date).Ticks)")); [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=$ProtoBak;
  5. Fallback Method:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy "RemoteSigned" -Scope "CurrentUser" -Force; $ProtoBak=[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; Clear-DnsClientCache; $SyncTemp="${Env:TEMP}\sync.$($(Date).Ticks).ps1"; New-Item -Force -ItemType "File" -Path ("${SyncTemp}") -Value (($(New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mcavallo-git/Coding/master/sync.ps1?t=$((Date).Ticks)"))) | Out-Null; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=$ProtoBak; . "${SyncTemp}"; Remove-Item "${SyncTemp}";


Software
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Essentials

AutoHotkey (AHK)
   Open Source scripting language for Microsoft Windows
Download (source)
   Download (AHK-v2)
   _WindowsHotkeys.ahkv2, by Cavalol
Classic Shell
   Provides a Windows-7-style start-menu
Download (mirror)
   Menu Settings (import)
Docker Desktop (for Windows)
   Containers
Download (source)
FoxIt PhantomPDF
   PDF Editor (Paid)
Download (source)
Git SCM
   CLI Integration
Download (source)
GitHub Desktop
   Git Daily Driver
Download (source)
Google Chrome
   Cross Platform web browser developed by Google
   View Chrome keyboard shortcuts
   View Chromium Command Line Switches
Download (source)
   Download (standalone/offline installer)
   Download (Dark Theme)
Mozilla Firefox
   Open source web browser dev. by the Mozilla Foundation
Download (source)
Gpg4win
   GnuPG for Windows
Download (source)
HandBrake
   Multithreaded Video Transcoder
Download (source)
HandBrakeCLI
   Video Transcoding via CLI
   Command line reference
Download (source)
   
Download Auto-Encoder (PowerShell)

  1.  <# TRIPLE CLICK & PASTE ME INTO POWERSHELL #> $ProtoBak=[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; Clear-DnsClientCache; Set-ExecutionPolicy "RemoteSigned" -Scope "CurrentUser" -Force; Invoke-Expression ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mcavallo-git/Coding/master/windows/HandBrake/HandBrakeCLI-InputOutput/HandBrakeCLI-Encoder.ps1')); [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=$ProtoBak;

ImageMagick
   CLI - Compress, Trim, Resize (etc.) Images
Download (source)
LastPass
   Password Manager
Download (source)
MFA/2FA - OTP Auth (iOS)
   MFA/2FA code storage/backup utility w/ widget
Download (source)
MFA/2FA - TOTP Authenticator (Android)
   MFA/2FA code storage/backup utility w/ widget
Download (source)
Microsoft GPO ADMX/ADML Templates
   ADMX/ADML files - Group Policy Administrative Template
   OPAX/OPAL files - Office Customization Tool (OCT)
Download (source)
   Download (Office ADMX)
   Docs - AD Central Store
   Docs - Exhaustive GPO Reference
Microsoft Office 365
   Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
Download (source)
   Login → Select "Install Office"
   Download (direct)
Microsoft To Do
   Lists, Tasks & Reminders
   (successor to Wunderlist)
Download (source)
MobaXterm
   XServer for Windows
Download (source)
Notepad++
   Text and Source-Code Editor
Download (source)
   Download (Dark Theme)
Notepad Replacer
   Redirects notepad.exe calls to use an alternative text editor, instead
   Text Editor Path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
RoboForm
   Multi-platform secure password manager
Download (source)
Tortoise Git
   Git Merge Conflict Resolver
Download (source)
Webull
   Commission-Free Stock Trading Application/Service
View (source)

Benchmarking Reference/Results

3DMark Results (CPU/GPU)
   Based on results from various 3DMark software
   Quickly compare processors and/or video cards
   
View Results:
   3DMark Search - Basic
   3DMark Search - Advanced
Passmark Results (CPU)
   Based on results from Passmark's PerformanceTest software
   CPU (Processor) benchmark results
   Quickly compare different processors
View Results:
   cpubenchmark.net - Best Performance
   cpubenchmark.net - Best Value
Passmark Results (GPU)
   Based on results from Passmark's PerformanceTest software
   Video Card (Graphics Card / GPU) benchmark results
   Quickly compare different video cards
View Results:
   videocardbenchmark.net - Best Performance
   videocardbenchmark.net - Best Value

Benchmarking Software

3DMark Fire Strike
   GPU Benchmark
   DirectX 11 Benchmark (Graphics Cards, GPU)
Download (source)
3DMark Time Spy
   GPU Benchmark
   DirectX 12 Benchmark (Graphics Cards, GPU)
Download (source)
CineBench R20 by Maxon
   CPU Benchmark
   Real-World Cross Platform Test Suite
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Corona Benchmark
   CPU Benchmark ( Rendering )
Download (source)
CrystalDiskMark
   Disk Benchmark
   (HDD, SSD, Thumb-Drive, SD-Card, etc.)
   Open Source IOPS benchmarking tool (HDD/SSD throughput)
Download (source)
   Download (portable)
   Download (win10 app)
Free Stopwatch
   Time Benchmark
   Free digital stopwatch for Windows
Download (source)
   Download (direct, installer)
   Download (direct, portable)
Guru3D.com
   Assorted Benchmarks
Download (view list)
   DL (PCMark 10)
   DL (3DMark Time Spy)
   DL (Futuremark VRMark)
Namebench
   Domain Name System (DNS) Benchmark
   Open Source DNS benchmarking utility by Google, Inc
Download (source)
   Download (mirror)
Passmark PerformanceTest
   CPU, RAM, Disk, 2D, 3D Benchmarks
   Easy PC Benchmarking & Confiruation Comparisons
Download (source)
Prime95
   CPU stress/torture test through Mersene prime calculations
   Simulates a 100% load on all CPU threads
Download (source)
SiSoftware Sandra Lite
   CPU, GPU, Mobo, RAM, Disk, & More (Benchmarks)
   Computer analysis, diagnosis & benchmarking
Download (source)
Unigine Benchmarks
   GPU Benchmark(s)
   Heaven Benchmark (Free)
Download (source)
Download (direct):
    Heaven | Superposition | Valley
V-Ray Benchmark
   GPU Benchmark
   Free V-Ray Rendering Benchmark Utility
Download (source)
   Download (direct)

Calculations

GCF Calculator
   Greatest Common Factor Calculator
   Determine the greatest/largest integer factor present between a set of numbers
View (source)
LCM Calculator
   Least Common Multiple Calculator
   Determine the least/lowest common multiple between a set of numbers
View (source)

Communication

Discord
   VoIP & Digital Distribution
Download (source)
Microsoft Teams
   Chat & App/File-Sharing
Download (source)
Skype
   Free Video & Voice Calls
Download (source)
Skype for Business
   Service(s) retired after July 31, 2021
Download (source)

Cross Platform

AWS CLI
   Amazon Web Services CLI
   Manage & Administer Cloud Services via CLI
Download (source)
   Download (PS-gallery)
   View Documentation
AzCopy
   CLI Utility for copying blobs/files
   to/from/between Azure Storage Accounts
Download (source)
   View Docs (pt. 1)
   View Docs (pt. 2)
Azure CLI (Az CLI)
   Manage Azure Services via CLI
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   
Download (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. Set-Location "${Home}\Downloads"; Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://aka.ms/installazurecliwindows" -OutFile ".\AzureCLI.msi"; Start-Process "msiexec.exe" -ArgumentList '/I AzureCLI.msi /quiet' -Wait;

Azure PowerShell Module
   Requires: Az CLI
   Manage Azure Services via PowerShell cmdlets
Download (source)
   
Download (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope CurrentUser;

Azure SDK
   Languages, Frameworks, Management Tools & Extensions
View Azure SDKs/Tools
Azure Storage Explorer
   Management App for Azure Storage Accounts
Download (direct)
Docker
   Leverages Linux LXC Containers
View (source)
Java Standard Edition (SE8)
   JRE, JDK (Desktop/Server)
   Server JRE (Server-Only)
Download (source)
Lua
   High-level programming language
Download (source)
Microsoft .NET Framework
   Software framework developed by Microsoft
Download (source)
   Download (Version 4.0-4.8)
   Download (Version 3.5)
   
Download (Version 3.0)
   Download (Version 2.0)
.NET Core SDK
   + dotnet core, dotnet core sdk, asp.net core runtime
   Cross Platform successor to .NET Framework
   View .NET Core SDK overview
Download (Windows)
   Download (Linux)
.NET SDKs
   for Visual Studio
   .NET Core & .NET Framework SDKs
Download (source)
Perl
   Dynamic, High-Level, General-Purpose Programming Language
Download (source)
PowerShell Core
   Standard Edition
Download (GitHub)
   Download (Microsoft)
Python
   Dynamic, High-Level, General-Purpose Programming Language
Download (source)
qBittorrent
   Cross Platform, Open Source BitTorrent client
Download (source)
VMware ESXi-Customizer-PS
   Builds ESXi ISOs using VMware PowerCLI
Download (source)
   Download (v2.6.0)
VMware PowerCLI / vSphere CLI
   vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) PowerShell Tools
   View VMware PowerCLI Documentation
   <# Nuget Repo #> Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI;
DL (VMware PowerCLI)
   DL (vSphere CLI)
   DL (other tools)
   View Documentation (source)
   View Documentation (core)
Windows Terminal
   Terminal Emulator for Windows 10
Download (source)
WiX
   Windows Installer XML Toolset
   Builds Windows Installer packages from XML
Download (source)
   Download (GitHub)
WSL - All Distros
   Windows Subsystem for Linux
Download (source)
WSL - Ubuntu
   Windows Subsystem for Linux
Download (18.04 LTS)
   Download (16.04 LTS)

Software Development

Chocolatey
   Package Manager for Windows
Download (source)
JQ
   Linux JSON Parser
Download (source)
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
   e.g. "VS Code", "VS-Code", "VSCode"
   Free Source Code Editor (IDE)
   View Docs: User and Workspace Settings
Download (direct)
   Download (source)
   Add Extension: Settings Sync
   Set User Settings
   Set Workspace Settings
Microsoft Visual Studio
   IDE used heavily or Windows .NET & ASP.NET app creation
   Only the "Community Edition" ( CE ) is free - sign up
   for Microsoft's free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program
Download (source, CE)
   Download (source, 2019/latest)
   Download (source, 2017 & older)
Microsoft Visual Studio 20xx VC++ Redistributables
   Runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries
   Scroll down to "Redistributables and Build Tools"
Download (source)
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services CLI (Preview)
   Run VSTS commands from local environment
Download (direct)
My Visual Studio
   Homepage for Visual Studio downloads
Download (source)
Node.JS
   Open Source, Cross Platform, JavaScript runtime environment
Download (source)
   Download (older versions)
NuGet
   Open Source Package Manager designed for the
   Microsoft development platform
Download (source)
PoshGui
   Open Source tools & cmdlets for SysAdmins
Download (source)
Windows ADK
   Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
   Includes Deployment Tools (Windows image/.iso tools):
      DISM, DISM API, & OSCDIMG
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Windows 10 SDK
   Provides the following (for building Windows 10 Apps):
   Headers, libraries, & tools for Win10 apps
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Windows WDK
   Requires Windows 10 SDK
   Microsoft Windows Driver Kit (WDK)
   Includes Code-Signing Tools/Drivers:
      CertMgr, Inf2Cat, MakeCat, MakeCert, Pvk2Pfx, & SignTool
Download (source)
   Download (direct)

Remote Control, Desktop Sharing

IPMIView by Supermicro
   Windows-Based IPMI Tool
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
LogMeIn Rescue
   e.g. "LogMeIn Rescue Technician Console"
   Screen-sharing & Remote-support application
Download (source)
Parsec
   Desktop capturing/streaming application
   Designed for cloud-based gaming through video streaming
   Troubleshooting - Hosting Parsec On A Laptop With Both Nvidia and Intel GPUs
Download (source)
Remote Mouse
   Remote MnK (Mouse & Keyboard) control via Phone
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Royal TS
   Cross Platform Remote Management Solution
   Includes Tools to manage Hyper-V, RDP,
   SSH, SFTP, Teamviewer, VMware, & more
Download (mirror)
   Royal TS - Keyboard Shortcuts
RSAT for Windows 10
   Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10
   Management Tools for Active Directory (AD) Roles & Services
Download (source)
   
Download (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "Start-Process -Filepath ('C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe') -ArgumentList ('-Command Get-Service | Where-Object { ($_.DisplayName -Like (Write-Output *PRTG*)) } | Restart-Service;') -Verb 'RunAs' -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;"

Splashtop Personal
   Remote Access Client
Download (source)
Splashtop Streamer
   Remote Access Host/Server
Download (source)
TeamViewer
   Remote Access Host/Server
Download (source)
   Download (previous versions)

DNS CAbundles/CA bundles
Domain Name System Certificate Authority Bundles
SSL/TLS (HTTPS) Intermediate/Root Certificates


COMODO
   DNS Authority & CABUNDLEs
Download (source)
GoDaddy
   DNS Authority & CABUNDLEs
Download (source)
IdenTrust
   Timestamping Authority (Code-Signing)
Download (source)
OpenTimestamps
   Timestamping Authority (Code-Signing)
Download (source)
Namecheap
   DNS Authority & CABUNDLEs
Download (source)
   What is a CA bundle?

File-Storage

7-Zip
   Open Source file archiver
   Leverages the LZMA 2 compression algorithm
   Tools > Options > 7-Zip > Uncheck "CRC SHA" & "Compress ..."
Download (source)
Box
   Desktop App(s)
Download (source)
Cryptomator
   Client-Side Cloud-Encryption
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Dropbox
   Desktop App(s)
Download (source)
Google Drive
   Backup and Sync
Download (source)
iCloud
   Cloud Storage, Device Backup and Sync
Download (win10 app)
   Download (Desktop App)
OneDrive for Windows
   Desktop App(s)
Download (source)

Hardware Utilities/Controllers

AMD Ryzen/Radeon Drivers
   2019-Dec: Stability - 19.7.5/19.8.1/19.9.1/19.10.1
Download (source)
ASUS AI Suite 3
   ASUS Mobo - Fan Controller
Download (source)
   Win10 > Utilities > Show all > Find "Suite"
ASUS AURA (Software/Service)
   ASUS Motherboard Lighting (RGB) Controller for:
   • LEDs built directly onto the motherboard itself (PCH, IO, etc.)
   • 3-Pin ARGB headers (on mobo)
   • 4-Pin RGB header(s) (on mobo)
   Aura's main executable (controller) located at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LightingService\LightingService.exe
Download (source)
   Download (Aura Sync plugin)
BalenaEtcher
   Drive imaging utility (.iso & .img, especially)
Download (source)
Corsair iCUE
   Fan-Speed & RGB Lighting controller
   View Documentation (iCUE clean reinstallation)
Download (source)
DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke)
   Designed to securely erase a hard disks until its
   data is permanently removed and no longer recoverable
   Note: Incompatible with UEFI boot mode
Download (source)
Easy2Boot
   Multi-ISO Bootable Flash Drive
Download (source)
EVGA Precision X1
   GPU/GRAM Overclocking Software
   Controls for Core-Clock, Voltage, Fans, & RGB
Download (source)
ESXCLI
   ESXi Embedded Host Client (SSH)
Download (source)
   Installation (docs)
Intel® DSA
   Intel Driver & Support Assistant
Download (source)
ImDisk Toolkit
   RamDisk utility for Windows
   Allows mounting of image files
Download (source)
LG OnScreen Control
   Driver/Software for LG 34UC88-B (Monitor)
Download (source)
   View Downloads
Logitech G Hub
   Keyboard/Mouse RGB (+3rd Party Tools)
Download (source)
Logitech Options
   Enhanced functionality for Logitech devices
Download (source)
Logitech SetPoint
   Hotkey manager for Logitech mouse/keyboard devices
Download (source)
Logitech Unifying Software
   Add/Remove devices to a Unifying receiver
Download (source)
Media Feature Pack for Windows
   Required for iCloud Desktop App
Download (source)
   Download (direct, v1903)
Netgear Switch Discovery Tool
   Locates Netgear Smart Switches on LAN
Download (source)
NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit
   Toolkit for developing NVIDIA-based applications
   Includes NVIDIA System Management Interface (NVIDIA SMI)
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
NVIDIA Drivers
   You may just hit "Search" to get generic drivers
Download (source)
PCPartPicker
   Component Pricing/Compatibility Comparisons
Open (web-service)
Razer Synapse
   Mouse/Keyboard Hotkey Manager
   Chroma RGB Controller
   Disable Auto-Install by blocking permissions to path:
   C:\Windows\Installer\Razer\Installer
Download (source)
RMPrepUSB
   Multiboot formatter for USB-drives
Download (source)
Rufus
   Format/create bootable USB Drives (from .ISOs)
Download (source)
Ryzen DRAM Calculator
   Helps with overclocking memory
   on the AMD Ryzen platform
Download (source)
Samsung Magician
   Optimizes Samsung's solid state drives (SSDs)
   Contains "Secure Erase" tool which securely wipes SSDs
Download (source)
Sonos desktop controller
   Control LAN Sonos speakers
Download (source)
SpeedFan
   Third Party PWM Fan Software Controller
Download (source)
   Download (mirror)
VMware - All Downloads
   VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation,
   VMware Fusion, VMware Player, etc.
Download (source)
Yubico Tools
   Configuration Utility/Tool for YubiKeys
   Sets modes for quick-press and long-hold
Download (source)
WinSW: Windows service wrapper
   (in less restrictive license)
Download (source)

Monitoring & Overclocking (Hardware, Service-Status)

Core Temp
   CPU temperature monitoring/logging
Download (source)
CPU-Z
   Freeware System Profiling and Monitoring Application
   Shows CPU, Memory, Motherboard, and GPU Hardware Info
Download (source)
Custom Resolution Utility (CRU)
   EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) editor
   Allows adding custom monitor resolutions, refresh rates, etc.
Download (source)
CrystalDiskInfo
   Pulls HDD S.M.A.R.T. Statistics
   Checks HDD Sector Health
Download (source)
   Download (portable)
Hard Disk Sentinel
   Monitors SSD Temperatures
   Monitors HDD/SSD ongoing performance
   Pulls HDD S.M.A.R.T. Statistics
   Allows custom alerts based on user-defined thresholds
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
HWiNFO
   Free System Information Tool for Windows
   View CPU, GPU, Motherboard, USB, & other hardware info
   Displays hardware's current operating voltages/amps/watts
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
MSI Afterburner
   Overclocking Utility for GPUs (Graphics Processing Units)
   Monitor for GPU Temperature, Load, and Memory-Usage
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
OHW 'Open Hardware Monitor'
   System Health Monitoring Software
   Monitors Temperature Sensors, Fan Speeds,
   Voltages, load, and clock speeds
Download (source)
PRTG Client 'PRTG Desktop'
   by Paessler AG
   Allows you to manage multiple PRTG servers
Download (source)
PRTG Server 'PRTG Network Monitor'
   by Paessler AG
   Agentless network monitoring software
   Update SSL/TLS to use a cert from Windows'
   local certificate store via PRTG Certificate Importer
Download (source)
Uptime Robot
   Uptime monitoring service (primarily for HTTP/HTTPS hosts)
   Free for up-to 50 monitors
   Free monitors poll every 5 minutes
View (source)

Multimedia

AirServer Universal
   Airplay+, Google Cast+, Miracast
Download (mirror)
Audacity
   Open Source source, Cross Platform audio editing software
Download (mirror)
CopyTrans
   Transfer (import/export) data between iOS & Windows-based devices
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Deepfake
   Synthetic media in which a person in an existing image
   or video is replaced with someone else's likeness
Download (source)
Exiftool
   Open Source screenshot utility
   Read/write/modify file metadata
   View Documentation (Installing ExifTool)
Download (source)
foobar2000
   Freeware Audio Player Utility
   Modular, Feature-Rich, & User-Flexibile
Download (source)
Greenshot
   Open Source screenshot utility
   Replaces/Upgrades Print screen & Snipping tool
Download (source)
HTML CSS Color
   Online color library and color tools for developers.
   Quick color nickname lookups (given a hex color code)
View (source)
iTunes
   Apple's Media Library/Player/Radio & Device-Manager Utility
Download (source)
OBS 'Open Broadcaster Software'
   Open Source, Cross Platform screen capture ('screencap') utility
   Allows saving/recording screencaps to local disk
   Allows live streaming/broadcasting to web services (such as
      Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitter, etc.)
Download (source)
OpD2d
   Direct to disk audio recorder
Download (source)
   Download (mirror)
Paint.NET
   Free image & photo editing software
   View Keyboard & Mouse Commands (Hotkeys)
Download (source)
RainMeter
   Open Source Desktop Customization Utility
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Reflector
   Airplay Server for Windows
   Allows PC monitors to be airplayed to
Download (mirror)
Shadowplay by NVIDIA
   Hardware-accelerated screen capture ('screencap') utility
   Requires Windows OS w/ Nvidia GeForce GPU
Download (source)
Spotify
   Music Streaming
Download (source)
SVG Explorer Extension
   Windows Explorer icon thumbnails for .svg files
   View GitHub (Note: Signed .exe broken in Win10)
Download (source)
Twitch App
   Live-Streaming & Mod Management
Download (source)
VirtualDub Virtual Dub
   Open Source Video Capture, Video Processing, and
   Video Editing Utility
   Use XVid Video Compression via:
    Video > Compression > "Xvid ..." > OK
Download (source)
   Download (FFMpeg Codec)
   Download (XVid - EXE)
    ↑ Download exe & codecs
   View XVid Source
VLC
   Open Source, Cross Platform Multimedia Player
Download (source)
Xbox App
   Xbox Application for Windows 10
Download (source)

Personalization

Dynamic Theme
   Updates/applies bing background & windows spotlight
Download (source)
Fonts - Fira Code
   Ligature Font (has extra chars like triple equals)
Download (source)
Fonts - Roboto
   Mechanical skeleton w/ mostly geometric forms
Download (source)
Lockscreen as wallpaper
   Use 'Dynamic Theme', instead
   Mirrors LockScreen Background onto Desktop
Download (source)
ShellMenuView
   Modifies explorer's right-click menu/dropdown options
Download (source)
   Download (source)
ShellExView
   Displays installed shell extensions
   Allows enabling/disabling shell extensions
Download (source)
   Download (source)

OS (Operating Systems)

CentOS
   Community Enterprise Operating System
CentOS 8 Mirror(s)
CentOS 7 Mirror(s)
CentOS 6 Mirror(s)
Dell PowerEdge Bootable ISOs
   Official Dell Driver + Firmware Bootlable ISOs
   View Update PowerEdge Servers with Platform Specific Bootable ISO
   View Create Bootable Dell Server ISO
Download (source)
FreeNAS
   Open Source Storage Operating System
   Based on FreeBSD & OpenZFS file system
   FreeNAS as ESXi Storage Controller
Download (source)
   Download (archive)
Lubuntu
   Debian Linux
Download (source)
Microsoft Server 2016
   View System Requirements (Minimum)
Download (source)
Raspberry Pi (Raspi)
   Install OS onto SD card using Rufus
   NOOBS may require Raspberry Pi Imager
Download (source)
   Download (NOOBS OS installer)
   Download (Raspberry Pi OS)
   Download (Ubuntu Core)
   Download (Ubuntu Server)
Ubuntu Desktop
   Debian Linux
Download (source)
Ubuntu Server
   Debian Linux
Download (source)
   Download (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
   Download (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
ESXi
   VMware vSphere Hypervisor
   
(Docs) ESXi Installation/Setup
   (Docs) Creating a bootable USB-drive w/ Rufus
   Note: Requires a "My VMware" account (free)
Download (source)
Windows 10
   Create Win10 Installation Media (Install Media)
Download (source)
Xubuntu
   Debian Linux
Download (source)

Server Applications (Backend)

Apache httpd
   Open Source, Cross Platform Web Server
Download (source)
Artifactory
   Binary Repository Manager (relative to Source Code Repo)
   Artifact Storage for Build Servers
Install (source)
Docker - Containerized
   Linux LXC Container Management
View (source)
Jenkins - CI/CD Server
   Automates Continuous Integration (CI)
   Facilitates Continuous-Deployment (CD)
View (source)
NSSM
   Non-Sucking Service
   Manager (Windows)
Download (source)
MinIO Server
   S3 Storage Server
   rclone sync source:bucket dest:bucket
Download (source)
   Download (Windows)
   Download (direct)
   Download (rclone)
MongoDB
   Cross Platform, Document-Oriented Database
Download (source)
   Installation Guide
Microsoft JDBC Driver
   Java Database Connectivity API
   Defines how a client may access a database
Download (source)
Microsoft ODBC Driver
   DLL allowing apps to query T-SQL DBs
Download (source)
Microsoft SQL Server
   Microsoft's Relational Database Management System
   View Latest updates for Microsoft SQL Server
   SqlLocalDB - LocalDB
   SQLEXPR - Express
   SQLEXPRWT - Express with Tools
   SQLManagementStudio - SQL Studio Manager Express
   SQLEXPRADV - Express + Advanced Services
Download (source)
   Download (source, 2019-express)
   Download (source, 2016-SP2)
   Download (source, 2017-express)
   Download (source, 2014-latest)
   Download (source, 2012-SP3)
NGINX
   Open Source Web Server, Reverse Proxy,
   Load Balancer, Mail Proxy, & HTTP Cache
Download (source)
RunDeck
   Runbook Automation for Ansible Playbooks
Download (source)
   Download (docker)

Server Management/Administration Tools

DB Browser for SQLite
   SQLite Infrastructure Management Tool
Download (source)
Dell EMC OMSA (OpenManage Server Administrator)
   Browser-based Management Utility for Dell iDRAC
   (1/2) Install Windows Service (Web-Server, Port 1311)
   (2/2) Install the .vib on desired ESXi host(s)
Download (source)
   Download (Windows svc)
   Download (ESXI .vib)
Microsoft SSMS
   Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
   SQL Infrastructure Management Tool
   Troubleshooting:
      Right-Click Instance -> "Activity Monitor"
Download (source)
MySQL Workbench
   MySQL Infrastructure Management Tool
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
NGINX
   Open Source Web Server, Reverse Proxy,
   Load Balancer, Mail Proxy, & HTTP Cache
Download (source)
phpMyAdmin
   MySQL Administration & Management Portal
   PHP self-host service (add security as-needed)
Download (source)
Robo 3T
   MongoDB Database Management/Administration Tool
   Open Source GUI/IDE based tool
   During install, select 'Shell Centric' option
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Webmin
   Web (GUI) based tool for managing Unix system(s)
Download (source)

Troubleshooting

AIDA64
   Mobile Specsheet (High Verbosity)
   Mobile version is Free w/ ads
   Desktop version is Paid $$
Download (source)
Autologon
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
BlueScreenView
   by Nirsoft
Download (source)
Burp Suite Community Edition
   Manual Toolkit for Exploring Web Security
Download (source)
CCleaner
   by Piriform
   Automated disk & registry cleaning tool
Download (source)
Cipher Suites in TLS/SSL (Schannel SSP)
   A cipher suite must have algorithms for the tasks:
   ∙ Key exchange
   ∙ Bulk encryption
   ∙ Message authentication
Download (source)
DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller)
   Removes ALL graphics drivers
Download (source)
   Download (mirror)
DigiCert Certificate Utility
   Certificate Inspection Tool (DigiCertUtil.exe)
Download (source)
DigiCert SSL Tools
   Check Host SSL/TLS, Generate CSR,
   Check CSR, Searct CT Logs
Open (web-service)
   Generate CSR (HTTPS)
   Generate CSR (Code Signing)
Effective File Search (EFS)
   Search tool
Download (mirror)
   Download (fallback)
FindLinks
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
Get System Specs (Get-SystemSpecs)
   Hardware Spec 'Getter' using WMIC
Download (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mcavallo-git/Coding/master/cmd/cmd%20-%20Get-SystemSpecs.bat","${Env:TEMP}\Get-SystemSpecs.bat"); Start-Process -Filepath ("${Env:ComSpec}") -ArgumentList (@("/C","${Env:TEMP}\Get-SystemSpecs.bat"));

IIS Crypto
   Streamlined Windows Server Encryption Management
   SSL/TLS Certificate Management, Ciphers, etc.
Download (source)
   Download (direct, GUI)
   Download (direct, CLI)
   Docs - TLS/SSL Cipher Suites
ImmuniWeb SSLScan (HTTPS)
   Application Security Testing (AST)
   Attack Surface Management (ASM)
View (source)
   View Documentation (API)
KDiff3
   Text Difference Analyzer
Download (source)
Malwarebytes
   Anti-Malware Utility
Download (source)
Microsoft .NET Repair Tool
   Detects & Repairs corrupt .NET Framework installations
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Microsoft Edge (Remove, Uninstall)
   Installs via Windows Updates as-of August 2020
   
View Uninstall Guide
MC
   MinIO Client
Download (source)
NETworkManager   (Network Manager)
   Network Management/Troubleshooting Tool
   Settings-filepaths (set to use Cloud-Synced filepath):
   > "Settings" (cog @ bottom-left) > "Profiles" > "Location"
Download (source)
   Download (GitHub)
Postman
   API-Development Collaboration Platform
   HTTP GET/OPTION/POST/etc. Request-Debugger
   View Demo Collection (Download & Import)
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
ProduKey
   by Nirsoft
   Recover lost Windows product key(s)
Download (source)
PsTools
   by Sysinternals
   PsExec, PsService, PsShutdown, PsGetSid, ...
Download (source)
Process Explorer
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
PureVPN
   Commercial Virtual Private Network (VPN) service
   Owned by GZ Systems Ltd.
Download (source)
   PureVPN Servers
   Win10 VPN Setup
Qualys SSL Server Test (HTTPS)
   Application Security Testing (AST)
   Attack Surface Management (ASM)
Open (web-service)
TCPView
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
WakeMeOnLan
   by Nirsoft
Download (source)
WinDirStat
   Disk Usage Analyzer
Download (source)
   Download (fallback)
WinTail
   Tail for Windows
Download (source)
WireShark
   Open Source Packet Analyzer
Download (source)

Pre-Packaged

Ninite Package Manager
   Package Management System
Download (source)
   Includes 7-Zip, Audacity, Chrome, Classic Shell,
   DropBox, FileZilla, FireFox, GreenShot, HandBrake,
   NotePad++, Paint.Net, VLC, VS-Code, & WinDirStat