List of Windows 7 Administrative Tools
Created for the use of developers and administrators, Component Services allows you to configure and manage Component Object Model (COM) components.
Computer Management contains many helpful tools for your computer, including the Task Scheduler, Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Device Manager and more.
Data Sources (ODBC)
This tool provides access to your data sources, such as Oracle, Microsoft Access, Excel and Visio. You can use the tool to move databases to different types of data sources.
The Event Viewer is the place you will want to go to view logs of significant events, such as program errors or hardware failures. You can use it to check out custom views, Windows logs, application logs and service logs.
Used to connect storage devices over networks, iSCSI can be used over local area networks, wide area networks or the Internet.
Local Security Policy
Access and manage your Group Policy settings. This tool is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
While it is accessible via Computer Management, you can get to the Performance Monitor directly through Windows 7 Administrative Tools. You can use it to learn about your system's performance in real time, or you can check out log files to learn about your computer's performance history.
If you have printers or print servers on a network, you can use this tool to manage them.
Use this tool to manage background services on your system, such as Windows Defender, Windows Update and your print spooler.
With System Configuration, you can determine how you prefer Windows to start, what items you want to run at startup, and advanced boot option. There is also a Tools tab on this utility that will help you diagnose and repair problems, monitor your system and more.
Use the Task Scheduler to setup common computer tasks, such as spyware and virus scans, defrags and updates, to run at scheduled times and dates.
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Access advanced configuration settings for your Windows firewall or those on networked computers.
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Find out if your computer's memory is working correctly. Read How to Use the Microsoft Memory Diagnostic Tool to learn more.