WinTK : Windows Multi Tool Manager for System Administrators

WinTK is multi purpose utility with some cool features for Windows 8, Windows 7 & Windows Vista. There are a couple of features in this tool that are really helpful – like the one for decrypting the Digital Product ID for Windows operating system and Office products. Also, the ability to backup and modify OEM information is quite useful too. I know there are already a couple of tools that do it, but still it’s nice to have one more addition to our USB toolkit for IT Professionals. The thing that mostly attracted me is the user interface – it’s really clean and beautiful.

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WinTK for System Administrators

Here is the list of features that WinTK offers:

  • View Office and Windows product keys
  • Edit, backup and restore OEM information
  • View operating system information
  • View your Slic version
  • Includes various system tools and custom tools
  • View Resource Usage
  • Delete stuck or in use files
  • Disable unnecessary services
  • Automatically check for updates

Now lets see how it works. First we’ll see how it pulls the licensing information for the Windows operating system & Office. When you open the tool, make sure you right-click and run the application as administrator. In order to decrypt the Digital Product ID, we need to manually enter the registry location, which I think could have been avoided since less tech-savvy people may not know the location. For those who don’t know the location, I’ll list the registry locations here:

For Windows OS: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

For Office: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Registration

I have Office 2013 so it’s 15.0, but it changes according to which version of Office you are using.

  • So copy the key and paste in Digital Product ID window.

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  • Now you can click on Decrypt and view the Product details with Product Key

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You can copy it to the clipboard or just export it and save it for later use. I couldn’t test the Office part since Office 2013 is not supported by the tool yet.

The other feature is the OEM Editor.

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You have the ability to backup and restore the current OEM information. You can also change the OEM details. It’s fairly simple to use. Then other options are Toolbox where you’ll find links to several Windows administrative tools like Group Policy Editor, MSCONFIG etc. One useful feature in the bunch is “Delete Stuck File

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Once you browse and select the file you have the option to back up the file and then delete it. Under Services +, it gives you a glance of a few important services and the status and ability to start and stop the service. You also have a tool tip for the given services. This will tell you what exactly that service does.

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Incase this tool crashes with a message: WinTK has stopped responding, then according to the developer you need to run a command.

  • Open the command prompt as administrator
  • Type in lodctr –r
  • Once this is done reboot the system and test it again.

To conclude it’s a great little tool with some rather useful options. But I have to say that it’s meant more for IT Professionals, rather than an average user because of the way it’s designed. There is a lot of room for improvement. You can download it from here from Softpedia.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumni and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.
  • Keith Brooks

    Avoid this program. Bitdefender Internet Security 2014 blocks the programs download site.

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    Hi, Here are the results of the Jotti scan. They say file is clean – but yes, if in doubt, bet not to download it. :) http://virusscan.jotti.org/en/scanresult/627aee2b6499bddd9c27bdd6d7ee14eef74754fa/bf1eabe50fa0cb78d9c89524579f8dffa22335b3

  • http://www.versedtech.org/ Sudip Majhi

    This is Softpedia.com. How can Bitdefender blocks this softpedia.com?

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    Hi Sudip, My apologies, let me clarify. We just changed the link to Softpedia, a few minutes back. Softpedia has certified this as a 100% malware-free software. Moreover, Softpedia does not require you to register, whereas the home site requires you to register with your email ID first. :)

  • http://www.versedtech.org/ Sudip Majhi

    I see. Actually, I have got the Softpedia link from this page and that’s why I have told so. Anyway thanks sir.

  • http://captaindbg.com Shyam Sasindran
  • David R

    As the developer of this software, I can tell you it’s 100% free of malicious code, thanks.

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    ANAND KHANSE WROTE: Softpedia has certified this as a 100% malware-free software. Moreover, Softpedia does not require you to register, whereas the home site requires you to register with your email ID first.

    DAVID R WROTE: As the developer of this software, I can tell you it’s 100% free of malicious code

    MY RESPONSE: That’s nice, but Anand’s point was that Softpedia actually both checks and guarantees it; backed by its long history of being truthful about such thing. All the user has from you is your word…

    …and let me see if I can help you understand what that word would be in question (since you seem not to grasp it): If it’s true that, as Anand wrote, you require one’s email address in order to obtain your software, then that, in and of itself, is suspect. It is reasonable for the downloading site visitor to wonder why you’d want his/her email address unless for nefarious reasons… for spam purposes, perhaps; or to sell it to a spammer, perhaps.

    Moreover — and many in your shoes seem to find the hardest of all to grasp — if you require one’s email address in order for one to download your software, then said software is not really free (freeware). One’s email address has a value. If you require registration involving uniquely-identifying information (in this case, in the form of one’s email address), then you’re actually requiring a form of payment for your software: payment, in this case, with one’s email address… which, again, has value.

    The other thing you seem to have completely missed, then, about why Anand went to the Softpedia link instead of yours is so that his valued readers may avail themselves of your software without also falling victim to your email address collection scheme.

    Remove the requirement of one registering with one’s email address (if, in fact, you do; I haven’t checked, but Anand suggests that you do), and then not only will your software really and truly be freeware, but one huge reason to find you suspect with regard to whether it might also be malware infected is removed, too. Atop that, if you simply show, on your download page, the download file’s anti-malware scan results (with HASH info, so that the user can see that the file being downloaded is, in fact, the one that was scanned), then all worry about malware is removed, too.

    The bottom line of all this is that the whole malware thing isn’t really the issue. That Softpedia guarantees that it’s malware free is the easy excuse that one in Anand’s shoes can give for giving the Softpedia link instead of the software maker’s website’s link. In reality, I suspect it’s your email address registration requirement that is the biggest reason for giving the Softpedia link instead of yours. He’s just trying not to be apolitic, I suspect.

    If you’re using an email registration scheme, please discontinue it. It’s suspcious, at best; disingenuous and possibly even nefarious, at worst.

    Just tryin’ to help.

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    Well said Gregg. :)

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