Portlock Gadget

Portlock Gadget

Portlock Gadget displays system information at a glance on a user's desktop in a format similar to the Windows Sidebar. Portlock Gadget provides a GUI to view system information and change system settings. This is extremely beneficial to Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Windows Server Core users as these platforms do not have GUI-based system management utilities. Portlock Gadget can also manage Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. This is particularly useful for Windows XP users as there are no Hyper-V management utilities available for Windows XP.

With a variety of features for system management tasks, Portlock Gadget allows you to view and manage items such as assigned drive letters, network configuration, system information, Hyper-V virtual machines, display settings and screenshots.

Additional Portlock products are required to use all of Portlock Gadget's features. For example, clicking Portlock Gadget's "Computer" gadget will open the Portlock SMART Suite for Windows web page if it is not already installed. For users who already have Portlock SMART Suite installed, clicking the "Computer" gadget will open Portlock Computer Management.

Supported operating systems (x86 & x64)

    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008, R2, Server Core
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Server 2003, R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server, R2

Note: Portlock Gadget is not meant to replace the Windows Vista Sidebar. Portlock

Top New Features

Hyper-V
Connect to and display virtual machines running on Hyper-V locally and/or remotely.

VMware
Connect to and manage virtual machines running on VMware Workstation or ESX/ESXi Server.


Computer
Provides system information such as system name, make, model and OS version.

Drives
Plug and Play support. Displays all assigned drive letters and their devices.


Date and Time
Displays and manages system date and time.

Memory
Displays the total and available system memory.


Network
Displays and changes network settings for physical and virtual adapters.

Processor
Displays system processor type, speed, and usage as well as system uptime.


Screenshots
Take system screenshots of the entire desktop.

Misc.
Log off, lock, shutdown, restart and enable/disable gadget features.


Display
Displays and allows changes to the screen resolution.