10 Windows Phone Apps for Administrators

    In the work of the administrator, alas, situations periodically occur when something went wrong, and this something urgently needs to be fixed. The task is complicated if at this point in time you are not at a large computer to quickly see and fix everything. In such situations, you can use a smartphone, for which connecting to a remote machine via SSH or RDP is not a problem.

    And even in the absence of force majeure, for some completely ordinary things, instead of a large desktop or laptop, you can use a mobile and lightweight smartphone.

    In this post, we described ten useful applications for Windows Phone, which in one situation or another can make life easier for system administrators.

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    Mobile Server Stats

    $ 1.99
    This is a remote monitoring tool for Windows Server / PC, which allows real-time monitoring of server statistics from a mobile device. For the application to work, you must install the free server component from the site www.mobileserverstats.com .

    The downloadable server component contains pre-compiled WMI requests for the most required statistics (state of the system, processor, disks, services, running processes, users, groups, etc.), but you can reconfigure them and add new ones. The only minus of the application is the absence in the Russian Marketplace.

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    The ssh client

    free
    Uncomplicated name immediately reveals the whole essence of the application: using The SSH Client, you can connect and manage servers through the command line. The application allows you to save multiple connection profiles and supports authentication using private keys. The application supports the SSH1, SSH2 and Telnet protocols.

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    Cool remote

    free
    This is a remote desktop client that works with Windows XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Windows 7. As with Mobile Server Stats, to use the client on remote machines, you need to install a free server.

    The application has full support for working with the keyboard, including all system combinations, and the ability to work with multi-monitor systems. To connect to a remote machine, you can use either manual connection settings or by selecting from the list after scanning the local network.

    A useful addition is that after installing the server part of Cool Remote, you can also connect to the remote machine through a web browser.

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    RemoteDesktop

    69 rubles
    Unlike Cool Remote, this application uses an RDP connection, so an additional server application is not required to connect to computers running Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 2003 Server. RemoteDesktop supports Network-Level Authentication (NLA) technology, multiple screen resolutions and its zoom for more comfortable operation.

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    Petri IT Knowledgebase

    free
    This is a convenient mobile client of the knowledge base www.petri.co.il , containing thousands of training articles, tips and guides on Windows Server, Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Server, Windows 7, virtualization, routing and so on.

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    Group policy search

    free
    Group Policy Search - This is a detailed guide to the Microsoft Group Policy and Windows registry different versions of Windows operating systems. Using this application, you can find the necessary parameter directly on the smartphone in the system registry of the operating system or in the group policies operating on the computer. In the application, you can specify which products should search for keys and policies.

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    SubCalc Subnet Calculator

    free
    This is a small but convenient application that allows you to quickly calculate IP addresses and subnet masks. If you are a system administrator, pay attention to this calculator for calculating addresses in subnets and network masks.

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    Pingdom pulse

    free
    If you administer web servers, you probably know the Pingdom service for assessing the availability of web servers. Using Pingdom Pulse, you can see a brief overview of the availability of all your servers, including the current status and response time, see detailed statistics for each server for the last 30 days, and quickly check the availability of any http-server.

    The application works with both paid and free Pingdom accounts.

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    My server

    free
    This official application from Microsoft allows you to seamlessly connect to server resources using smartphones on Windows Phone. Using the My Server application, you can manage users, devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

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    Wake my pc

    free
    If the network card of your computer supports the Wake-On-LAN protocol, this application will allow you to remotely wake it up for future use. All that is required of you is to add to the application the MAC addresses of the network cards of all computers and the IP addresses of the networks in which they are located.

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