These don't have to full out programs like Photoshop, but simple tools that make life easier. Ghost - Seriously, I don't know how I admin'd before this tool. It is a godsend. So simple, but so effective. Any program this useful under 1 meg is CPUKiller - This is a neat little program that will slow down your processor (actually choke it to be more precise). Great for those old apps that initialize their variables so fast you get a divide by 0 error XECHO - this is a DOS based program that will format text and dates for you. Good for batch programming when you want to time stamp a log Choice - ah, choice. The only reliable program that can actually wait x number of seconds before proceding. I've tried others for this simple task but they all end up crashing. And, on top of that, a useful little program in its own right Telnet Scripting Tool - a quick little telnet script program - I use it to send out server email alerts on an older computer tlist - this is actually an NT tool that provides a list of processes in text. Lot of neat tools in the NT Resource Kit actually. All of these tools can be run from the command line and are rock stable IMHO.