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Windows 7 God Mode

Today I received an email detailing the “Windows7 God Mode”. OK, so its not quite God Mode but it gives you all the Administrator tools you could dream in one place, just by creating a new folder. Yes I know it sounds odd but carry on reading and try, you’ll be amazed. I just hope server administrators don’t let their users run as local administrators otherwise ALL of these tools will be available to them now, oops!!

 

Start by creating a New Folder on the Desktop (right click and choose New Folder)

 

 

 

 

Then rename the folder to “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” (no inverted commas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once this is created it automatically populates with a huge number of useful Windows administrative tools which are ready to use.

Now this is really useful for windows admins, however you should also make sure that your users cannot create this file. If they can create it they will still need to have admin rights to use most of the tools, however it’s best not to give them the chance.