Freeware Tools for Change Auditing, Systems Management, Password and Identity Management

Change Auditing Tools

Be notified of changes as they occur. Seeing what objects and attributes have been changed is as simple as opening your email.
Free Tool
Track Changes Made to:
Active Directory users, groups and group membership, computers, organizational units and permissions
Mailboxes, Exchange role groups, mailbox databases and Exchange configuration
GPOs, GPO links, audit policy, password policy, software deployment
Files, folders, shares, and permissions on your Windows-based file servers
SQL instance configuration, database creation and deletion, changes to database users, roles and schemas
VMware host and virtual machine settings, creation and deletion of virtual machines
Windows Server configuration, including installed software and hardware, local security settings, and registry settings

Password and Identity Management Tools

Alerts on account lockouts and helps you troubleshoot each event and determine the root cause so you can quickly restore vital services. Accounts can be unlocked from the Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner console or your mobile device.
Change passwords in bulk across a domain, a subset of computers, or your local machine.
Report on accounts that have been inactive for a specified number of days.
Automatically send email notifications to your users letting them know their password is about to expire.

Miscellaneous Tools

Make sure that employees' permissions correspond to their roles in your organization by checking who has permissions to what in Active Directory and file shares.
Be alerted in real-time via email when disk space falls below certain thresholds on one or more of your servers.
Collect, alert and report on events from the Windows servers across your network.
Monitor services on multiple servers simultaneously and be alerted via email when one or more services stop unexpectedly. Optionally, automatically restart monitored services ensuring maximum uptime.