Programs/utilities for download
All the programs available for download from this page are provided to the public as FreeWare
(except where noted). Programs are provided as-is with no warranties and no assurances of suitability of purpose.
You are advised to have ready backups available. Programs can be modified or source code provided for a fee.
Win95 Only Utilities
- TSR-Select. qcsi Systems biggest selling utility. It is a DOS-only product, and cannot be used with Windows. This product is Shareware
and not crippled. If you are using Windows, you don't need this "program swapper."
- Click here to download (225K). TSR-Select
|NOTICE: If you are currently using HappyMail with Win95 or WinNT, you are advised
to upgrade to the 32-bit version. Browse the Javelina
Software site for more information on a downloadable version of
the new, 32-bit HappyMail.
- HappyMail, a Windows-based Banyan VINES e-mail client. This is
(16-bit) version 1.19n, and contains the fix that allows e-mail messages greater than 6K. HappyMail was written
by David Ritchie, who no longer supports the 16-bit version. My modifications were performed for a company I used
to work for, and are now provided -- also unsupported -- to the public. This version should also work for Win95
users as well as VINES 7 users.
- Click here to download (920K). HappyMail
If you already have a version of HappyMail up and running, and only need the latest executable
(version 1.19n of HMAIL.EXE), you can download it here at only 216K:
The original source code to happy mail can be found at ftp://ftp.csus.edu/pub/banyan/src/
If you're at all interested in the (long, boring) history of the changes I've made to HappyMail, and how they came
about, here it is.
- Server Time. SvrTime will scan your network for all servers and
report back the time each one THINKS it is... A handy way of making sure all servers are time synched. You can
also select specific servers. Updated to version 1.3 on 7/18/96.
- Click here to download (115K). SVRTIME
- Server Time Update. SvrTimUp will check one or more specified VINES
servers' times' against a master server or local PC's time. If any of the servers is out of sync more than a specified
number of minutes, then a specified server is updated with the master server/local PC time. This specified server
should be the "upstream" server to all the servers that are being checked against, so that it will propagate
the time change to all the other servers. This utililty, in a way, mimics the TimeOut processes that is built into
VINES, but will let a source other than a single server (for example, a local PC) in essense become the master
'keeper of the time.' (Yeah, I know, it doesn't make much sense unless you already know what I'm talking about.)
Updated to version 1.12 on 4/11/97. [This version has a known problem with time changes past midnight.]
- Click here to download (160K). SVRTIMUP
- ListAnlz (StreetTalk List Analyzer) is a VINES/Windows utility
which enumerates StreetTalk lists based on a pattern, then checks to see if the list name is valid or if the list
is empty, then checks each member of the list for validity. After the process completes, there are buttons that
can easily remove individuals or all invalid user names. Shareware. Updated to version
1.2 on 4/3/97.
- Click here to download (135K), ListAnlz
- The sample program GETUNAME (a Delphi/VINES program) which was used to demonstrate the ease
at which a VINES program could be written with Delphi. From the May/Jun 1996 issue of Enterprise Networking magazine.
- Click here to download (6K). GetUName
- SvrStat is a VINES/Windows utility which will report 6 vital statistics
from a selected server: Local PC time, free process memory, 1 minute load average, message average, CPU percent
idle, and the server time. Versions 1.03 and later have a crude graphics view of the statistics, making it a bit
easier to notice trends. This program is freeware. Updated to version 1.04 on 10/2/96
- Click here to download (135K), SvrStat
- (Warning: This version requires the Borland Database Engine, as well as the Chart2FX.VBX and
BIVBX11.DLL files; if you don't have them, you can download them now (151K) : Chart2FX.ZIP. After you unzip it, put them in your \WINDOWS\SYSTEM subdirectory.
If you don't have the BDE, then please e-mail me and I can e-mail it to you, but it is about 1.5 Mb. Although it's
"expensive" in disk space and download time, it's also free, so that's the route I decided to take on
- STLMgr (StreetTalk List Manager) is a VINES/Windows utility which
provides an easy method of querying StreetTalk lists for a users name based on a list mask (wildcard). STLMgr also
allows you to add a user, delete a user, add a user if a specified user is a member of a list, delete a user if
a specified user is a member of a list, and replace a specified user with another user if the specified user is
a member of the list. Updated to version 1.3 on 7/23/96.
- Click here to download (118K), STLMgr
- WinSend (VINES Windows Send command) is a VINES/Windows utility
which replaces the Z: drive copy of WINSEND. This version provides STDA lookup, and pre-pends the senders name
on to the message so the recipient knows who sent the message. An optional 2-line send will first send a message
saying who the next message is from, then send the message. This version will also notify the sender if the user
is not currently logged in. Updated to version 1.7 on 8/1/96.
- Click here to download (112K), WinSend
- Notes Unread Count (N_UNREAD) is a Notes utility which provides
for the user a method of reporting the number of unread Notes mail messages without having to have Notes loaded
in memory. 32-bit only, requiring Notes 4.x or above. Version 1.0 on 10/8/96.
- Click here to download (112K), N_Unread
- Screen Saver Control (SSCTRL) is a Win95-only utility which places
an icon in the Tray on the TaskBar that, when clicked, will instantly activate your screen saver. Placing your
cursor into the top-left-hand corner will also activate the screen saver. Right-clicking on the tray icon will
present a menu that will also allow you to deactivate the screen saver. Version 1.1 on
- Click here to download (103K), SSCTRL
- SvrTimeToLocal (STTL) is a Vines 32-bit-only utility which provides
a method of updating the local PC based on the date/time setting of a server. This utility was written primarily
for NT workstations which, when logging into VINES, are not automatically synchronized with the server. This utility
works from the command line (which means you can have it run from PostLogin) or it can be run interactively. Version 1.0 on 10/14/96.
- Click here to download (123K), STTL
- VINES Group-to-Server (GRP2SVR) is a Vines utility which is a nice-to-have
tool for administrators. How many times have you come across a user having problems, and you wondered what server
they are on? This program will answer that quickly. The first time you run it, all Orgs are enumerated, then all
groups, then all the servers for each group are identified. This information is then stored on the local disk.
Next time you run the program, it uses the stored information, so it's instantaneous. Every week or so, you can
easily update the list. GRP2SVR will also show the number of groups on a server (left double-click) and the number
of services on a server (right-click). Freeware. Version 1.1 uploaded on 4/15/96.
- Click here to download (105K), Grp2Svr
- VINES STDA Names (STDANAME) is a Vines utility which is will "dump"
all of STDA to a text file. You can select the STDA service or simply have the default service chosen for you.
Version 1.4 uploaded on 4/3/97.
- Click here to download (105K), STDAName
- KillMSN (Removes MSN and Inbox from Win95 Desktop). This utility
works ONLY with Windows95. It provides you with a method of removing (or adding back) the Microsoft Network and
Inbox icons from the desktop. There is also a command-line method provided for use in auto-setup routines. Originally
written for a tech support group that installs Win95 on many, many machines. There are no instructions in the ZIP
file, but it's pretty straight-forward. Note: After you use KillMSN to remove or add the
icons, you must restart Win95 to see the result. Freeware. Version
1.0 uploaded on 11/5/97.
- Click here to download (115K), KillMSN
- NetUse. This utility works ONLY with Windows95. Typically used
in a DOS Batch program, it provides you with a method of connecting to a UNC drive, then returning a random drive
letter for use by remaining commands in the batch file. Freeware. Version 1.2 uploaded
- Click here to download (105K), NetUse
- Reboot95. This utility works ONLY with Windows95. Typically used
in a DOS Batch program, it provides you with a method of rebooting the PC no matter what is going on. If there
is a diskette in drive A:, a dialog box will ask the user to remove the disk. Freeware. Version
1.0 uploaded on 9/4/98.
- Click here to download (105K), Reboot95
- UMName. This utility works with Windows95 and WindowsNT4. Typically
used in a DOS Batch program or within the login script, UMName will retrieve the users login name and also the
machine name, then post it to a text file on the users hard drive. A date/time stamp precedes this information.
This gives you a history of who logged into the machine and when. Freeware. Version 1.0
uploaded on 9/4/98.
- Click here to download (105K), UMName
For more free VINES utilities, check out Dick Lee's page at http://www.magi.com/~dickl/banyan.html.