Cool Tool: Bart's PE Builder

I was just exposed to Bart’s PE Builder today — I had seen it before but only had time today to investigate. Bart’s PE Builder creates a modular environment similar to Windows PreInstallation Environment (PE) CD and Bart’s Modular Boot Disk. It is sort of Knoppix for Windows environment and has all the same benefits. I only wish I had one of these for system diagnostics while I was still consulting. Having a bootable environment that could function as an appliance for any services we wish to deploy. Here’s one idea — an IIS system that you wouldn’t need to worry about defacement. A commercial product with this functionality is Wininternals ERD Commander 2003. I predict this utility is or will be an essential tool in every network administrator’s toolkit.

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