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DevOps Resource Reference [ , ]

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 -sL | bash -s -- --all;
  4. Once initial sync completes, you may trigger a manual re-sync via command:

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; $ProtoBak=[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[System.Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; Clear-DnsClientCache; Invoke-Expression ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString("$((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=[System.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("$((Date).Ticks)"))) | Out-Null; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=$ProtoBak; . "${SyncTemp}"; Remove-Item "${SyncTemp}";

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Benchmarking Software

3DMark Fire Strike
   GPU Benchmark
   DirectX 11 Benchmark (Graphics Cards, GPU)
Download (source)
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
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)
   Based on results from Passmark's PerformanceTest software
   CPU (Processor) benchmark results
   Quickly compare different processors
View Results: - Best Performance - Best Value
   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)
   Assorted Benchmarks
Download (source)
   Download (PCMark 10)
   Download (3DMark Time Spy)
   Download (Futuremark VRMark)
   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)
   CPU stress/torture test through Mersene prime calculations
   Simulates a 100% load on all CPU threads
Download (source)
   Download (mirror 1)
   Download (mirror 2)
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)
VideoCardBenchmark.Net (GPU)
   Based on results from Passmark's PerformanceTest software
   Video Card (Graphics Card / GPU) benchmark results
   Quickly compare different video cards
View Results: - Best Performance - Best Value


Numeric Converters (between different Radices/Bases)
   Binary (Radix/Base 2) uses numeric characters 01
   Decimal (Radix/Base 10) uses numeric characters 0123456789
   Octal (Radix/Base 8) uses numeric characters 01234567
   Hexadecimal (Radix/Base 16) uses numeric characters 0123456789ABCDEF
View (source)
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)
Virtual TI-83/TI-89 Calculator
   Emulator for TI-83 Calculator
   Emulator for TI-89 Calculator
   Originally manufactured/developed by Texas Instruments
View (source)


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

Cross Platform

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

  • PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command Set-Location ((GCI env:\TEMP).Value); SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri (Write-Output -OutFile (Write-Output .\AzureCLI.msi); Start-Process ((GCM msiexec).Source) -ArgumentList (Write-Output /I` AzureCLI.msi` /quiet) -Wait; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null; Write-Host (Write-Output Close` and` reopen` terminal` to` use` az` command);";

Install Az CLI (Debian/Ubuntu one-liner)

  • curl -sL | sudo bash; az config set extension.use_dynamic_install=yes_without_prompt;

Azure Portal
   Desktop application for (Azure Resource Management)
Download (source)
Azure PowerShell Module
   Requires: Az CLI
   Manage Azure Services via PowerShell cmdlets
Download (source)
Install Az Module (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Force; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

Azure SDK
   Languages, Frameworks, Management Tools & Extensions
View (Azure SDKs/Tools)
Azure Storage Explorer
   Management App for Azure Storage Accounts
Download (direct)
   Leverages Linux LXC Containers
View (source)
Java Standard Edition (SE8)
   JRE, JDK (Desktop/Server)
   Server JRE (Server-Only)
Download (source)
   Converts docker-compose YAML file(s) to Kubernetes manifest YAML file(s)
   For Linux installs, refer to shellscript install_kompose
Download (source)
   High-level programming language
Download (source)
   + dotnet core, dotnet core sdk, core runtime
   Cross Platform successor to .NET Framework
   View .NET Core SDK overview
Download (Windows)
   Download (Linux)
   for Visual Studio
   .NET Core & .NET Framework SDKs
Download (source)
   Dynamic, High-Level, General-Purpose Programming Language
Download (source)
PowerShell & PowerShell Core
   Compatible with Windows, Linux, & macOS
Download (source)   CTRL+F Assets
   Download (Windows)
   Download (Linux)
   Download (macOS)
Install/Update pwsh (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command Set-Location ((GCI env:\TEMP).Value); SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; SV PWSH_HTML ((Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri (Write-Output; SV REGEX_MATCHES ([Regex]::Match(((GV PWSH_HTML).Value), (Write-Output \/PowerShell\/PowerShell\/releases\/download\/v``([0-9\.]+``)\/))); If ((((GV REGEX_MATCHES).Value).Success) -NE ((GV False).Value)) { SV PWSH_LATEST_VERSION (((GV REGEX_MATCHES).Value).Groups[1].Value); SV DOWNLOAD_BASENAME ((Write-Output PowerShell``-)+((GV PWSH_LATEST_VERSION).Value)+(Write-Output ``-win``-x64.msi)); SV DOWNLOAD_URI ((Write-Output PWSH_LATEST_VERSION).Value)+(Write-Output /)+((GV DOWNLOAD_BASENAME).Value)); SV OUTPUT_FULLPATH (((GCI env:\TEMP).Value)+(Write-Output \)+((GV DOWNLOAD_BASENAME).Value)); Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri ((GV DOWNLOAD_URI).Value) -OutFile ((GV DOWNLOAD_BASENAME).Value); Start-Process ((GCM msiexec).Source) -ArgumentList (@((Write-Output /I),((GV DOWNLOAD_BASENAME).Value),(Write-Output /quiet)) -join ([String][Char]32)) -Wait; }; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

Install/Update pwsh (Debian/Ubuntu one-liner)

  1. sudo apt-get -y update; sudo apt-get -y install wget apt-transport-https software-properties-common; wget -q ""; sudo dpkg -i "packages-microsoft-prod.deb"; sudo apt-get -y update; sudo apt-get install -y "powershell";

   Dynamic, High-Level, General-Purpose Programming Language
Download (source)
   Cross Platform, Open Source BitTorrent client
Download (source)
VirtualBox (Oracle VM)
   Decent at running single VM(s) on local workstation
Download (source)
VMware ESXi-Customizer-PS
   Builds ESXi ISOs using VMware PowerCLI
Download (source)
   Download (v2.6.0)
VMware PowerCLI PowerShell Module
   vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) PowerShell Tools
   Also known as "vSphere CLI"
   View Documentation (source)
   View Documentation (core)
   View Documentation (developer)
Download (VMware PowerCLI)
   Download (vSphere CLI)
   Download (other tools)
Install VMware PowerCLI (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -AllowClobber -Force; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

   Windows Installer XML Toolset
   Builds Windows Installer packages from XML
Download (source)
   Download (GitHub)
   Windows Subsystem for Linux
   View Docs (Install WSL on Windows 10)
   WSL EXE Shortcut (static): %WINDIR%\System32\wsl.exe
   WSL Directory Shortcut (from Windows) (static): \\wsl$\
Download (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)
Install WSL Ubuntu-20.04 (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. Start-Process -Filepath ("${env:windir}\System32\wsl.exe") -ArgumentList ("--install --distribution Ubuntu-20.04") -Verb RunAs;

   Download (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)
   Download (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
   Download (All Distros - MS Store)
   Download (Offline/Manual Installers)

Software Development

Chocolatey (choco)
   Package Manager for Windows
Download (source)
Install choco (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. <# Install choco (one-liner) #> PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; If ((GCM choco -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -Eq ((GV null).Value)) { Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser -Force; Invoke-Expression ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString((Write-Output; }; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

Upgrade choco (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. <# Upgrade choco (one-liner) #> PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command If (GCM choco -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { Start-Process -Filepath ((GCM choco).Source) -ArgumentList (Write-Output feature` enable` -n=allowGlobalConfirmation) -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null; Start-Process -Filepath ((GCM choco).Source) -ArgumentList (Write-Output upgrade` all` -y) -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null; Start-Process -Filepath ((GCM choco).Source) -ArgumentList (Write-Output --version) -NoNewWindow -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;}') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

Uninstall choco (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. <# Uninstall choco (one-liner) #> PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; If (Test-Path ((((GCI env:\PROGRAMDATA).Value)+(Write-Output \chocolatey)))) { Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command Remove-Item -Verbose -Recurse -Force -Path (((GCI env:\PROGRAMDATA).Value)+(Write-Output \chocolatey)); Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null; }";

Docker Desktop (for Windows)
Download (source)
   Open Source Markdown editing/reading utility (GUI-based)
Download (source)
   Includes Git CLI, Git Bash, Git GUI, & Git SCM (for Windows)
   Git custom scripts (shellscripts):
      • git_init
      • gpg_git_config_sync
   Git custom scripts (PowerShell modules):
      • GitSyncAll
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
GitHub Desktop
   Git Daily Driver (for Windows-based devices)
Download (source)
   GnuPG for Windows
   Contains component installs for [ Kleopatra, GpgOL, & GpgEX ]
Download (source)
   Linux JSON Parser
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)
Microsoft Visual C++ (VC++) Redistributable
   Runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries
Download (source)   CTRL+F Redistributables
   Download (source #2)
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 Code
   Also known as "VS Code", "VS-Code", "VSCode"
   Free Source Code Editor (IDE)
   View Docs (User and Workspace Settings)
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   Add Extension: Settings Sync
   Set User Settings
   Set Workspace Settings
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)
   Open Source, Cross Platform, JavaScript runtime environment
Download (source)
   Download (older versions)
   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)
   Open Source Package Manager designed for the
   Microsoft development platform
Download (source)
   Open Source tools & cmdlets for SysAdmins
Download (source)
Tortoise Git
   Git Merge Conflict Resolver
Download (source)
   Markdown editing/reading utility (GUI-based)
   Paid Software (Closed Source)
View (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 ADK
   Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
   Includes Deployment Tools (Windows image/.iso tools):
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)
   XServer for Windows
Download (source)
   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
   Manages Hyper-V, RDP, SSH, SFTP, Teamviewer, VMware & more
   View Docs (Royal TS - Keyboard Shortcuts)
Download (source)
   Download (previous versions)
RSAT for Windows 10
   Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10
   Management Tools for Active Directory (AD) Roles & Services
Download (source)
Install RSAT (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "Start-Process -Filepath ('C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe') -ArgumentList ('-Command Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT* -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online;') -Verb 'RunAs' -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;"

Splashtop Personal
   Remote Access Client
Download (source)
Splashtop Streamer
   Remote Access Host/Server
Download (source)
   Remote Access Host/Server
Download (source)
   Download (previous versions)
Windows Terminal
   Multi-tabbed terminal emulator by Microsoft
Add a "Git Bash" profile to Windows Terminal

  • WindowsTerminal.exe > "⚙️ Settings" > "+ Add a new profile"
  • Enter the following (into the new profile's fields):
    • Name: Git Bash
    • Command Line: %ProgramFiles%\Git\bin\bash.exe --login -i
    • Starting Directory: ☑ Use parent process directory
    • Icon: %ProgramFiles%/Git/mingw64/share/git/git-for-windows.ico

Add an "Ubuntu 20.04" (WSL) profile to Windows Terminal

  • WindowsTerminal.exe > "⚙️ Settings" > "+ Add a new profile"
  • Enter the following (into the new profile's fields):
    • Name: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Command Line: %windir%\System32\wsl.exe -d Ubuntu-20.04
    • Starting Directory: ☑ Use parent process directory
    • Icon: ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{9acb9455-ca41-5af7-950f-6bca1bc9722f}.png

Add a "PowerShell v7" profile to Windows Terminal

  • WindowsTerminal.exe > "⚙️ Settings" > "+ Add a new profile"
  • Enter the following (into the new profile's fields):
    • Name: PowerShell v7
    • Command Line: %ProgramFiles%\PowerShell\7\pwsh.exe
    • Starting Directory: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • Icon: ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/pwsh.png

Add a "PowerShell v5" profile to Windows Terminal

  • WindowsTerminal.exe > "⚙️ Settings" > "+ Add a new profile"
  • Enter the following (into the new profile's fields):
    • Name: PowerShell v5
    • Command Line: %windir%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
    • Starting Directory: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • Icon: ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{61c54bbd-c2c6-5271-96e7-009a87ff44bf}.png

Add a "Command Prompt" profile to Windows Terminal

  • WindowsTerminal.exe > "⚙️ Settings" > "+ Add a new profile"
  • Enter the following (into the new profile's fields):
    • Name: Command Prompt
    • Command Line: %windir%\System32\cmd.exe
    • Starting Directory: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • Icon: ms-appx:///ProfileIcons/{0caa0dad-35be-5f56-a8ff-afceeeaa6101}.png

Download (source)
   Download (all releases)

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

   DNS Authority & CABUNDLEs
Download (source)
   DNS Authority & CABUNDLEs
Download (source)
   Timestamping Authority (Code-Signing)
Download (source)
   Timestamping Authority (Code-Signing)
Download (source)
   DNS Authority & CABUNDLEs
Download (source)
   What is a CA bundle?
Pi-Hole (PiHole)
   Intended to be ran either on a Raspberry Pi or in a docker container
   Blocking application for Advertisement & Internet Trackers
   Blocking application for Advertisement & Internet Trackers
   Acts as a DNS sinkhole & (optionally) a DHCP server
Download (source)
   Download (blocklists)


   Open Source file archiver
   Leverages the LZMA 2 compression algorithm
Explorer right-click menu cleanup (context menu items)

Open 7zFM.exe
   ↪ Tools
   ↪ Options
   ↪ 7-Zip
   ↪ Context menu items:
      ✔️ (CHECK) Extract to <Folder>
      ✔️ (CHECK) Add to archive...
      ✔️ (CHECK) Add to <Archive>.zip
      ❌ (UNCHECK) [ All other context menu items ]

Download (source)
   Desktop App(s)
Download (source)
   Client-Side Cloud-Encryption
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   Desktop App(s)
Download (source)
Google Drive
   Backup and Sync
Download (source)
   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 Chipset Drivers
   Amongst other things, resolves issues with "? PCI Device" in Device Manager
Download (source)
   Download (source, X570)
APC PowerChute (Back UPS - Personal Edition)
   Personal Edition - Requires APC "Back UPS" (Desktop/Workstation) type/model device
   Provides safe system shutdown in the event of an extended power outage
Download (source)
APC PowerChute (Smart UPS - Business Edition)
   Business Edition - Requires APC "Smart UPS" (Server) type/model device
   Provides safe system shutdown in the event of an extended power outage
Download (source)
ASUS AI Suite 3
   ASUS Mobo - Fan Controller
Download (source)
   ↳ Please select OS
    ↳ Windows 10 64-bit
     ↳ CTRL+F Software and Utility
      ↳ Show all
       ↳ CTRL+F Suite
        ↳ DOWNLOAD
   Download (direct, V3.00.69)

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)
   Drive imaging utility (.iso & .img, especially)
Download (source)
Brother P-touch Editor
   Drivers & Software for Brother Label Printer(s)
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 (E2B)
   Multi-ISO Bootable Flash Drive
   • View Docs (installing/setting up Easy2Boot on a USB drive)
Download (source)
EVGA Precision X1
   GPU/GRAM Overclocking Software
   Controls for Core-Clock, Voltage, Fans, & RGB
Download (source)
   ESXi Embedded Host Client (SSH)
Download (source)
   Installation (docs)
   Open Source Home Automation (SmartHome) Server
Download (source)
Hubitat Package Manager
   Provides tools to install, uninstall & upgrade 3rd party Hubitat Elevation packages
Download (source)
Hubitat Package Repositories
   Mainstream App & Device Code repos for the Hubitat Elevation platform (user-driven)
Download (source)
Gigabyte RGB Fusion
   Controls gigabyte-specific RGB/ARGB hardware
Download (source)
GMMK Keyboard Software
   Contains the latest software/firmware updates GMMK keyboards
   GMMK stands for "Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard"
   GMMK boards are manufactured by "Glorious PC Gaming Race"
      • View Docs (GMMK Fn Key - Assign hotkeys/macros/lighting effects)
Download (source)
Intel® DSA
   Intel Driver & Support Assistant
Download (source)
ImDisk Toolkit
   RamDisk utility for Windows
   Allows mounting of image files
Download (source)
LG Monitor Drivers
   Drivers/Software for LG 34UC88-B (75 Hz)
   Drivers/Software for LG 34GP83A-B (160 Hz)
View (source)
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)
   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)
   Download (fallback (DCH))
   Component Pricing/Compatibility Comparisons
Open (web-service)
Razer Synapse
   Mouse/Keyboard Hotkey Manager
   Chroma RGB Controller
   Disable Auto-Install by blocking permissions to path:
Download (source)
   Multiboot formatter for USB-drives
Download (source)
   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)
   Third Party PWM Fan Software Controller
Download (source)
   Download (mirror)
Yubico Tools
   Configuration Utility/Tool for YubiKeys
   Sets modes for quick-press ('Short Touch') and long-hold ('Long Touch')
   Reference: Configuring YubiKeys for OTP use with Duo
   Reference: Assigning a Hardware Token to an Administrator
Download (source)
   Download (YubiKey Manager)
   Download (YubiKey Personalization Tool)
   Displays a table showing local Wi-Fi signals':
   SSID, RSSI, MAC Address, PHY Type, Channel, Frequency, Quality & More
Download (source)
WinSW: Windows service wrapper
   (in less restrictive license)
Download (source)

Multifactor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication

   Two-factor Authentication (2FA) App
Download (source)
Duo Security
   Two-Factor Authentication & Endpoint Security
Download (source)
   Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS)
Download (source)
OTP Auth (iOS)
   MFA/2FA code storage/backup utility w/ widget
Download (source)
OTP Authenticator (Android)
   MFA/2FA code storage/backup utility w/ widget
Download (source)

Monitoring & Overclocking (Hardware, Service-Status)

Core Temp
   CPU temperature monitoring/logging
Download (source)
   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)
   Pulls HDD S.M.A.R.T. Statistics
   Checks HDD Sector Health
Download (source)
   Download (portable)
   GPU (Graphics/Video Card) information gatherer
Download (source)
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)
   Free System Information Tool for Windows
   View CPU, GPU, Motherboard, USB, & other hardware info
   Displays hardware's current operating voltages/amps/watts
   Load good HWiNFO64 settings:
      > Copy HWiNFO64.INI to directory C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64
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)
Open Hardware Monitor OpenHardwareMonitor / OHW
   System Health Monitoring Software
   Monitors Temperature Sensors, Fan Speeds,
   Voltages, Load & Clock Rates/Speeds/Frequencies
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)


AirServer Universal
   Airplay+, Google Cast+, Miracast
Download (mirror)
   Open Source source, Cross Platform audio editing software
Download (mirror)
Color Converter
   Color syntax conversion between Hexadecimal (#111111) and RGB (rgb(17,17,17))
View (source)
   Transfer (import/export) data between iOS & Windows-based devices
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   Synthetic media in which a person in an existing image
   or video is replaced with someone else's likeness
Download (source)
   Open Source metadata editing utility
   View Documentation (Installing ExifTool)
Download (source)
   Freeware Audio Player Utility
   Modular, Feature-Rich, & User-Flexibile
Download (source)
FoxIt PhantomPDF
   PDF Editor (Paid)
Download (source)
   Open Source screenshot utility
   Replaces/Upgrades Print screen & Snipping tool
   Add/Remove context menu options from Greenshot (under "Save as")
      • Right click Greenshot (taskbar) > "Configure external commands"
      • View Docs (Greenshot - Add 'Paint.NET' to context menu options)
Download (source)
   Multithreaded Video Transcoder
Download (source)
   Video Transcoding via CLI
   Command line reference
Download (source)
Run HandBrakeCLI-Encoder (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. <# Run HandBrakeCLI-Encoder #> SV ProtoBak ([System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol); [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[System.Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; Clear-DnsClientCache; Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser -Force; Invoke-Expression ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString((Write-Output; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=((GV ProtoBak).Value);

   Online color library and color tools for developers.
   Quick color nickname lookups (given a hex color code)
View (source)
   Allows viewing, copying, and saving (as .ico files) icons contained within programs (.exe) & libraries
Download (source)
Image Converters
   Image conversion between different image file formats (.ico, .jpg, .png, .svg, etc.)
   PNG to ICO      JPG to ICO   
   EPS to SVG      PNG to SVG   
   ICO to PNG      SVG to PNG   
View (source)
   CLI - Compress, Trim, Resize (etc.) Images
Download (source)
   Download (direct, installer v7.1.0.2)
   Download (direct, portable v7.1.0.2)
   Apple's Media Library/Player/Radio & Device-Manager Utility
Download (source)
   Download (win10 app)
OBS Studio '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.)
   View Installation/Setup Guide
Download (source)
   Direct to disk audio recorder
Download (source)
   Download (mirror)
   Free image & photo editing software
   View Docs (Paint.Net Keyboard & Mouse Commands (Hotkeys))
   View Plugin (Heic FileType Plus)
      • View Docs (Installation - Heic FileType Plus)
      • Allows HEIC (.heic) images to be loaded and saved with transparency
Download (source)
   Open Source Desktop Customization Utility
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   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)
   Open Source, Cross-Platform Video Editor
Download (source)
   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
   Open Source, Cross Platform Multimedia Player
Download (source)
Xbox App
   Xbox Application for Windows 10
Download (source)

Network Tools/Utilities

Burp Suite Community Edition
   Manual Toolkit for Exploring Web Security
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)
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)
GitHub Meta
   GitHub services' public IPv4/IPv6 addresses (in JSON)
View (source)
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)
Mozilla SSL/TLS Configuration Generator
   Tool which builds Web Server SSL Configuration Files which
   follow Mozilla's Server Side TLS configuration guidelines
View (source)
Mozilla SSL/TLS Recommended Cipher Suites
   Mozilla's recommended cipher suite configurations for servers using TLS
View (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)
   Command-line collection runner for Postman
   Essentially a server-side version of Postman
View (source)
   View (docker image)
   API-Development Collaboration Platform
   HTTP GET/OPTION/POST/etc. Request-Debugger
   View Postman demo collection (download then import into Postman)
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   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)
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
   by Nirsoft
Download (source)
   Open Source Packet Analyzer
Download (source)

OS (Operating Systems)

   Community Enterprise Operating System
CentOS 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)
   Open Source Storage Operating System
   Based on FreeBSD & OpenZFS file system
   FreeNAS as ESXi Storage Controller
Download (source)
   Download (archive)
   Debian Linux
Download (source)
Microsoft Server 2016
   View System Requirements (Minimum)
Download (source)
Raspberry Pi OS
   Renamed from "Raspbian" in mid 2020 for 64-bit OS release
   Install OS onto Raspi's SD card using Rufus
Download (source)
   Download (Ubuntu for Raspi)
Ubuntu Desktop
   Debian Linux
Download (source)
Ubuntu Server
   Debian Linux
Download (source)
   Download (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)
   Download (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)
   Download (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
   Download (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
VMware (All Downloads)
   VMware vSphere/Workstation/Fusion/Player/etc.
Download (source)
VMware 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)
VMware Workstation Player
   (Free) Desktop Virtualization for a Single (1) VM
Download (source)
VMware Workstation Pro
   (Paid) Desktop Virtualization for a Multiple VMs
Download (source)
   Download (older versions)
Windows 10
   Media Creation Tool - Creates Win10 Installation Media
   View Docs (Windows 10 Versions & Builds)
Download (source)
   Debian Linux
Download (source)


   Desktop Email client for Windows 7/8/10
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
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)

Password Managers

   Password Manager
Download (source)
   Multi-platform secure password manager
Download (source)


AutoHotkey (AHK)
   Open Source scripting language for Microsoft Windows
Download (source)
   Download (AHK-v2)
   _WindowsHotkeys.ahkv2, by Cavalol
Classic Shell (Deprecated - replaced by Open-Shell)
   Provides a Windows-7-style start-menu
   Load good Classic Shell settings:
      > Right Click Menu Settings (Classic Shell).xml > Save Link As... > Desktop
      > Right-Click Start-Menu Icon > Settings (Class Shell) > Backup > Load from XML File...
Download (Open-Shell)
   Download (Classic Shell (deprecated))
Dynamic Theme
   Updates/applies bing background & windows spotlight
Download (source)
Fonts (Apply to Android)View (source)
Fonts (Apply to iOS)View (source)
Fonts - Bebas Neue
   Font suitable for headlines, captions & packaging
Download (source)
Fonts - Fira Code
   Coding font: Monospaced + ligatures
   Ligatures - Enable ligatures in VSCode settings via "editor.fontLigatures": true
   Ligatures - Example character(s):
      ≡ Identical To (triple equals)
Download (source)
   Download (fallback)
Fonts - Roboto
   Mechanical skeleton w/ mostly geometric forms
Download (source)
Glyphrstudio Font Editor
   Rename TTF/OTF font-name (held within font file)
   Convert between TTF & OTF font filetypes
   Remove non-latin unicode characters out of font
View (source)
Lockscreen as wallpaper
   Use 'Dynamic Theme', instead
   Mirrors LockScreen Background onto Desktop
Download (source)
   Modifies explorer's right-click menu/dropdown options
Download (source)
   Download (source)
   Displays installed shell extensions
   Allows enabling/disabling shell extensions
Download (source)
   Download (source)

Server Applications (Backend)

Apache httpd
   Open Source, Cross Platform Web Server
Download (source)
   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)
   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)
   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)
Microsoft SQL Server PowerShell Module
      • SQLPS Module
      • SqlServer Module (which contains SQLPS' cmdlets)
Download (source)
Install SqlServer Module (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; Install-Module -Name SqlServer -AllowClobber -Force; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

Microsoft SQLCMD
   Uses ODBC to execute Transact-SQL batches

   !!! Requires Microsoft ODBC Driver !!!
Download (source)
   Open Source Web Server, Reverse Proxy,
   Load Balancer, Mail Proxy, & HTTP Cache
Download (source)
   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 GPO ADMX/ADML Templates
   ADMX/ADML files - Group Policy Administrative Template
   OPAX/OPAL files - Office Customization Tool (OCT)
   View Docs (AD Central Store)
   View Docs (Exhaustive GPO Reference)
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
Microsoft SSMS
   Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
   SQL Infrastructure Management Tool
      Right-Click Instance -> "Activity Monitor"
Download (source)
MySQL Workbench
   MySQL Infrastructure Management Tool
Download (source)
   Download (direct)
   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)
   Web (GUI) based tool for managing Unix system(s)
Download (source)


   Mobile Specsheet (High Verbosity)
   Mobile version is Free w/ ads
   Desktop version is Paid $$
Download (source)
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
   by Nirsoft
Download (source)
   by Piriform
   Automated disk & registry cleaning tool
Download (source)
DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller)
   Removes ALL graphics drivers (NVidia, AMD, Intel)
Download (source)
Effective File Search (EFS)
   Search tool
Download (mirror)
   Download (fallback)
Exclusions List Update (ExclusionsListUpdate)
   Adds exclusions for 'known-good' applications to
   antivirus/antimalware software's exclusions list(s)
View (source)
Run ExclusionsListUpdate (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV ProtoBak ([System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol); [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=[System.Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; Clear-DnsClientCache; Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser -Force; Try { Invoke-Expression ((Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -TimeoutSec (7.5) -Uri ((Write-Output ).Content) } Catch {}; If (-Not (Get-Command -Name (Write-Output ExclusionsListUpdate) -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) { Import-Module ([String]::Format((((GV HOME).Value)+(Write-Output \Documents\GitHub\Coding\powershell\_WindowsPowerShell\Modules\ExclusionsListUpdate\ExclusionsListUpdate.psm1)), ((GV HOME).Value))); }; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol=((GV ProtoBak).Value); ExclusionsListUpdate -Defender -Entertainment -RemoveMissing;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
Get System Specs (Get-SystemSpecs)
   Hardware Spec 'Getter' using WMIC
Download (source)
Run Get-SystemSpecs (PowerShell one-liner)

  1. PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV ProgressPreference SilentlyContinue; (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile((Write-Output,(((GCI env:\TEMP).Value)+(Write-Output \Get-SystemSpecs.bat))); Start-Process -Filepath ((GCI env:\ComSpec).Value) -ArgumentList (@((Write-Output /C),(((GCI env:\TEMP).Value)+(Write-Output \Get-SystemSpecs.bat)))) -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru; Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

   Text Difference Analyzer
Download (source)
   Antimalware Utility
Download (source)
   MinIO Client
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
   by Nirsoft
   Recover lost Windows product key(s)
Download (source)
   by Sysinternals
   PsExec, PsService, PsShutdown, PsGetSid, ...
Download (source)
Process Explorer
   by Sysinternals
Download (source)
   Disk Usage Analyzer
Download (source)
   Download (fallback)
   Tail for Windows
Download (source)

Web Browsers

Google Chrome
   Cross Platform web browser developed by Google
   View Chrome keyboard shortcuts
   View Chromium command line switches
Google Account & Google Chrome - settings to apply
  • Browse to chrome://settings/content/camera & select "Don't allow sites to use your camera"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/content/location & select "Don't allow sites to see your location"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/content/microphone & select "Don't allow sites to use your microphone"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/content/notifications & select "Don't allow sites to send notifications"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/content/popups & select "Don't allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/syncSetup & disable "Autocomplete searches and URLs"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/syncSetup & disable "Help improve Chrome's features and performance"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/syncSetup & disable "Make searches and browsing better"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/syncSetup & disable "Enhanced spell check"

  • Browse to chrome://settings/syncSetup & disable "Google Drive search suggestions"

  • Browse to & disable option "Google Account sign-in prompts"

  • Browse to chrome://flags/#read-later & disable option "Reading List" (deprecated in chrome v95.0+)

    • Deprecated in chrome v95.0+
    • Alternatively, use hotkey CTRL+D instead of clicking the "☆ Add bookmark"/"★ Edit bookmark" button
Download (source)
   Download (standalone/offline installer)
   Download (Dark Theme)
Install Google Chrome (PowerShell one-liner)

  • PowerShell -Command "If (GCM pwsh -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) { SV PS ((GCM pwsh).Source); } Else { SV PS ((GCM powershell).Source); }; Start-Process -Filepath ((GV PS).Value) -ArgumentList ('-Command SV LocalTempDir ((GCI env:\TEMP).Value); SV ChromeInstaller (Write-Output ChromeInstaller.exe); SV Process2Monitor ([IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension((GV ChromeInstaller).Value)); (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile((Write-Output, (((GV LocalTempDir).Value)+(Write-Output \)+((GV ChromeInstaller).Value)) ); & (((GV LocalTempDir).Value)+(Write-Output \)+((GV ChromeInstaller).Value)) /silent /install; Do { SV ProcessesFound (Get-Process | Where-Object { ((GV Process2Monitor).Value) -contains (((GV _).Value).Name); } | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name); If ((GV ProcessesFound).Value) { ((Write-Output Still`` running:`` )+(((GV ProcessesFound).Value) -join (Write-Output ``,`` ))) | Write-Host; Start-Sleep -Seconds 2; } Else { Remove-Item -Verbose -Path (((GV LocalTempDir).Value)+(Write-Output \)+((GV ChromeInstaller).Value)) -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue; } } Until (!((GV ProcessesFound).Value)); Start-Sleep -Seconds 5;') -Verb RunAs -Wait -PassThru | Out-Null;";

Mozilla Firefox
   Open Source Web Browser by the Mozilla Foundation
Download (source)


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