What Macintosh IT tools do you use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by n8236, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    I work in the IT sector doing a lot of general work in all fields and I like to know what tools you use for your Mac arsenal of applications.

    I have all the tools I need while in Windows, but I like to make the transition to OSX fully w/ comparable applications. I use http://www.solarwinds.com/products/toolsets/engineer.aspx while Windows, is there an alternative to this?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I'm sure you already have these, but Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (to RDP into Windows machines) and Chicken of the VNC.

    The tools I use most of the time (Microsoft SQL server stuff + VMWare Infrastructure client) are Windows only, so I spend a fair amount of time switching back and forth between OS X and Fusion running an XP guest machine. At least Spaces makes it easy enough. :)
     
  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I do have Chicken of VPN and the latest Remote Desktop. Those have been saviors. I'm also running Shimo/Cisco VPN client. For the most part those tools are sufficient, but I guess I'll keep digging for more in depth tools.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Ah, I forgot about my VPN client. I'm using IPSecuritas, which is freeware, and works great connecting to Checkpoint VPN-1 firewalls (amongst others).

    There's quite a few IT guys on the forums here, so give this thread a little time and hopefully we'll all pick up a few new things. :)
     
  5. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    I use CoRD for RDP.

    Of course, also Fusion since I do stuff with the VMware VIC/etc.

    Mike
     

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