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Sysinternals Tools Now Available as a Single Download

The MS Sysinternals crew has created a number of really useful tools, like the previously mentioned Desktops, TCPView, and Process Explorer. In May, Microsoft put all the downloads together in one place, at live.sysinternals.com.

Fresh off the three-day weekend, they decided to simplify the download process even further by creating a single 8mb file containing their popular troubleshooting utilities.

No, the file doesn't contain the oh-so-fun BSOD screensaver (coming soon to your friend's trojan-infested Windows PC), but it does pack an incredible number of useful tools. Here's a sampling of what's in the file:

  • AdExplorer: allows viewing, editing, and backup of Active Directory databases
  • BGInfo: embeds info system like IP, CPU, ram, disk space on the desktop
  • Contig: single-file defragmenter
  • PageDefrag: defragments pagining, event log, hibernation, and registry files
  • RegMon: monitors the Windows registry for changes
  • RootkitRevealer: helps locate kernel and user-mode rootkits
  • Sync: Unix-style tool to flush system data to disk
Tons of other apps are included, and it's well worth any admin's time to take a few moments to download.

Tags: freeware, sysinternals, sysinternals utilities, SysinternalsUtilities

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