System Utilities Tweaking Sysinternals Suite

Sysinternals Suite 09.05.2019 for Windows

by Sysinternals

Avg. Rating 4.7 (640 votes)

File Details

File Size 25.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 152,124
Publisher Sysinternals
Homepage Sysinternals Suite

Publisher's Description

Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.

Latest Reviews

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v11/18/2016 on Nov 19, 2016

Great suite of tools. Not much more to say.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed vBuild 05/02/14 on May 3, 2014

A missing changelog can always be found here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sysinternals/

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed vBuild 03/07/14 on Mar 11, 2014

nice

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed vBuild 01/11/13 on Jan 12, 2013

Most usefully useful - 5 as always.

vodimitriy

vodimitriy reviewed vBuild 12/6/12 on Dec 10, 2012

Excellent

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed vBuild 05/24/12 on May 24, 2012

A must have ~

roj

roj reviewed vBuild 05/14/12 on May 15, 2012

We use this suite heaviliy for tracking the doings of malware on machines we investigate. Good stuff.

FIVE stars.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed vBuild 05/14/12 on May 15, 2012

I find Autoruns for example extremely useful is keeping your PC as lean as a Windows PC can be - Great software.

jcollake

jcollake reviewed vBuild 04/16/12 on Apr 17, 2012

An essential set of tools for anyone with any sort of technical job related to Windows. The types and uses for the tools are so broad, I can't even narrow the target market down more than that, lol.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed vBuild 02/16/12 on Feb 17, 2012

Oops, sorry. This is actually good software. I thought this was a review of 'System' Explorer. I adjust.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (640 votes)
Your Rating
jcollake

jcollake reviewed v11/18/2016 on Nov 19, 2016

Great suite of tools. Not much more to say.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed vBuild 05/02/14 on May 3, 2014

A missing changelog can always be found here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sysinternals/

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed vBuild 03/07/14 on Mar 11, 2014

nice

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed vBuild 01/11/13 on Jan 12, 2013

Most usefully useful - 5 as always.

vodimitriy

vodimitriy reviewed vBuild 12/6/12 on Dec 10, 2012

Excellent

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed vBuild 05/24/12 on May 24, 2012

A must have ~

roj

roj reviewed vBuild 05/14/12 on May 15, 2012

We use this suite heaviliy for tracking the doings of malware on machines we investigate. Good stuff.

FIVE stars.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed vBuild 05/14/12 on May 15, 2012

I find Autoruns for example extremely useful is keeping your PC as lean as a Windows PC can be - Great software.

jcollake

jcollake reviewed vBuild 04/16/12 on Apr 17, 2012

An essential set of tools for anyone with any sort of technical job related to Windows. The types and uses for the tools are so broad, I can't even narrow the target market down more than that, lol.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed vBuild 02/16/12 on Feb 17, 2012

Oops, sorry. This is actually good software. I thought this was a review of 'System' Explorer. I adjust.

jcollake

jcollake reviewed vBuild 02/16/12 on Feb 16, 2012

Always the best, of course ;). The only shame is that they went closed source after being acquired by Microsoft. I don't blame them though, the source code was ABUSED heavily by both malware authors *and* even legitimate software authors. It was 'lifted' essentially. Of course, I'm sure the people who did such things later had issues, as code stealing will just cause them problems if they don't fully understand the code they are stealing. Such code stealing makes me sick, but it is prevalent in the industry ;o. Anyone can imagine such without even knowing the industry - knowing human nature is enough.

eaves

eaves reviewed vBuild 08/18/11 on Aug 19, 2011

Still no update for RootKitRevealer for the current versions of Windows.

steven71

steven71 reviewed vBuild 07/18/11 on Jul 22, 2011

Sysinternals website provides utilities, tools, and technical resources to monitor, diagnose, troubleshoot and manage Windows systems and applications. It is a live service that allows execution of its tools directly from the web without manually searching and downloading them, but just entering the path into Windows explorer.

http://www.techyv.com/ar...i-toolkit-suite-windows

eaves

eaves reviewed vBuild 05/18/11 on May 19, 2011

A good set of utilities. But I'd like to see rootkitrevealer updated for use on more current versions of Windows.

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed vBuild 04/13/11 on Apr 21, 2011

Great does what it is supposed to and exactly that

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 02/14/11 on Feb 18, 2011

On second thought wscc updates both and you cannot compress them. Just delete the download folder after it's updated.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 11/16/10 on Nov 17, 2010

WSCC works with both this and the nirsoft suites as a gui for all the aps.
http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/index.php
I use mostly only autoruns atm so it's kinda overkill for me.
Down wscc portable (not the portable ap or u3 crap) and this, extract this to a folder with the wscc inside, compress with ap compactor down to ~12.5mb, open wscc and use ".\Sysinternals Suite\" as the software location. Done and done. Nirsoft stuff is not nearly so easy to grab last I checked.

Balderstrom

Balderstrom reviewed vBuild 10/14/10 on Oct 15, 2010

Changelog can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sysinternals/
Perhaps BetaNews could add it to the links above.

Use junction all the time, the others not so often and some never at all.

Much like the NirSoft utilities, the SysInternals Suite suffers from fragmentation. A gui-toolbox that would allow you to drop-in/snap-in the tools; possibly add a comment/Tip to the tool description line would make it much easier to access infrequently used SysUtilities.

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed vBuild 10/06/10 on Oct 11, 2010

Cogswell and Russinovich are a class act. One sees many ho-hum programs on the fileforum but even in these freebies one sees professionals at work.

I don't use these utilities all that often but when I do I can rely on then to do exactly what they're supposed to do.

Would be nice if they were a bit better integrated together (but that's the paid version.)

Anyway, highly recommended.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed vBuild 10/06/10 on Oct 7, 2010

Alas, they never publish any changelog.

Jen Smith

Jen Smith reviewed vBuild 09/13/10 on Sep 18, 2010

Incredibly useful set of tools for Windows, a must-have for your toolbox. I have this suite on every machine I set up, and couldn't do without them. It takes a little bit to figure out what's-what, as it's a bunch of separate utilities vs one big do-it-all program (as it should be), but once you do you'll wonder why you didn't grab these sooner.

alshawwa

alshawwa reviewed vBuild 08/30/10 on Sep 1, 2010

best windows tools ever

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed vBuild 08/30/10 on Aug 31, 2010

Updates: ProcDump v2.0, Process Monitor v2.92, and a new Mark's Blog Post - Sysinternals Site Discussion - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

ProcDump v2.0: This major update to ProcDump, a tool that captures process dumps based on process CPU usage, memory consumption, and other behaviors, can now be configured to generate dumps based on the values of system performance counters.

Process Monitor v2.92: This update adds a toolbar button that makes the process tree dialog more accessible. In order to make it easy to zoom in on a particular time range in a trace, it also introduces two quick-filter context menu items that enable you to filter out events before or after a selected event.

Mark’s Blog: The Compound Case of the Outlook Hangs: Mark’s latest blog post comes directly from Microsoft support services and highlights the use of a relatively new Sysinternals tool to troubleshoot two issues causing long Outlook hangs.

jcollake

jcollake reviewed vBuild 07/22/10 on Jul 23, 2010

Always the best. It is only a shame that people stealing their source code (especially malware authors) prevents them from keeping everything open source, as it once was. Of course, I saw many products that borrowed code from them, so I don't blame them one bit. Still, their code was a good educational tool in many cases and will be missed by those learning about the low level operations of the NT OS (though they can probably still get old source code).

carlvui

carlvui reviewed vBuild 6/14/10 on Jun 22, 2010

Amazing tool. Handles all windows related problems, and settings safely. Easy to change and revert Windows setting, gives access to all. Uses low CPU power.

Thanks Mr. Russinovich. Great job.

NunjaBusiness

NunjaBusiness reviewed vBuild 6/14/10 on Jun 16, 2010

STILL not a frickin' suite. Bundling together a bunch of standalone programs, regardless of how powerful and valuable they are, does not make them a "suite."

I would expect at least a unified launcher/toolbar or something to justify the term. That said, all these progs are pretty much the best for what they are designed for. Mark Russinovich is a genius.

gcaleval

gcaleval reviewed vBuild 6/8/10 on Jun 9, 2010

As there is never a change log or whatsnew.txt, assuming that file attributes are a reliable indicator, the changed files in the June 8, 2010 release are:
autoruns.exe
autorunsc.exe
procdump.exe
procexp.exe
sigcheck.exe

shantanu

shantanu reviewed vBuild 4/28/10 on Apr 30, 2010

Must have tools for any Windows system. Allows you to do very interesting stuff.

*** They should really repack this as a .7z archive ... will help people like me to save bandwidth!!!

arma1985

arma1985 reviewed vBuild 4/1/10 on Apr 5, 2010

I download and stored Fiemon and regmon on my computer , my OS is windows 7 , Run Filemon and Regmon in compatibility mode ( Windows XP SP3 ) , work like charm !

nteldata

nteldata reviewed vBuild 4/1/10 on Apr 3, 2010

Well one of the reasons I think "Filemon" was removed is the fact that it could show the actions of hidden spy programs running in background. I don't believe they were seen by procmon. Now these programs are truly invisible. Microsoft was very nice to make Sysinternals available to us, but can we trust that it is going to accurately display malicious programs? I remember the original Winternals program and it had lots of features that we no longer see in this new scaled down version after Microsoft acquired the company. I wish I had the skills of Mark Russinovich, he's the Master IMHO.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 3/8/10 on Mar 9, 2010

Lean? Ap compactor will compress the entire working folder down to 9.74MB.
Procmon is 963kb

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed vBuild 1/14/10 on Jan 17, 2010

yetisouth,

I perfectly know about Procmon, but as you said, it's a bit overloaded with functionality.

yetisouth

yetisouth reviewed vBuild 11/3/09 on Nov 11, 2009

"Artem Tashkinov

Reviewing Build 11/3/09 (Nov 5, 2009)

Sometimes I hate Microsoft.

For no reasons, Filemon and Regmon were thrown out of the Suite and you cannot even download them from the sysinternals website."

Artem, you are right, they were removed, but not for no reason. They are replaced by Process Monitor (procmon.exe), which does both - and then some! But I admit, it is not lean anymore (almost 3MB).

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed vBuild 11/3/09 on Nov 5, 2009

Sometimes I hate Microsoft.

For no reasons, Filemon and Regmon were thrown out of the Suite and you cannot even download them from the sysinternals website.

Both were lean and fast, and much handier than Procmon monster.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBuild 10/27/09 on Oct 27, 2009

I use about 6 of the included tools daily, all have worked fine on my 7 64-bit since day 1.

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed vBuild 10/27/09 on Oct 27, 2009

Doesn't work on my W7 Pro 64 bit. Tried several, all crashed.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 10/13/09 on Oct 14, 2009

Supposedly disk2vhd may not work well on running systems. Clonezilla's livecd has better support and can image to a usb device.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBuild 10/7/09 on Oct 7, 2009

Now includes this tool:
http://technet.microsoft...internals/ee656415.aspx

P2V for free!

Vimes

Vimes reviewed vBuild 08/17/09 on Aug 19, 2009

A great set of tools that is invaluable for me in certain situations. Continually updated and easy to use, very informative.

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed vBuild 07/01/09 on Jul 3, 2009

Use daily in my work environment, never let me down. Excellent software.

gcaleval

gcaleval reviewed vBuild 04/22/09 on Apr 23, 2009

An outstanding tool set for intermediate to professional users. Some do not have available alternatives (certainly not free) and some are simply the very best in their class, such as Autoruns.

If you need a lot eye candy in a gooey, then you should run, not walk, away from this package. Many of the tools can cause self-inflicted damage in the hands of someone who needs hand-holding. For example, because Autoruns does such an excellent job of exposing the finest grained account of auto-start code, a user can (some have!) disable core system functionality.

Many provide detailed information on a variety of system and software and may be interesting to even casual users.

Earlier references to Nirsoft are confusing, as Sysinternals and Nirsoft live together perfectly happily and have for the most part very different purposes. Both are composed of completely stand alone, individual utilities that do not require installation and are uninstalled as easily as deleting the files.

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed vBuild 04/06/09 on Apr 7, 2009

a must have to manage one's computer.

mizkitty

mizkitty reviewed vBuild 03/02/2009 on Mar 4, 2009

Great set of utilities...also great that they have the same tools available from a web page.
@ conceptjunkie...I think MS just hired the 2 Sysinternal developers and all their software went along for the ride.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 12/10/08 on Dec 12, 2008

They really need to upx their files. From over 23MB to less than the download. WSCC is nice but trying to grab all the nirsoft crap is a joke. You could also use Pstart
http://fileforum.betanew...ail/PStart/1130494368/1
for, imo, a better gui sans console.

ConceptJunkie

ConceptJunkie reviewed vBuild 12/10/08 on Dec 11, 2008

These tools were so good, Microsoft had to buy the company because even they couldn't write utilities this useful.

Stoerpser

Stoerpser reviewed vBuild 10/30/08 on Oct 31, 2008

@Morningdove
Thanks for your download-tip!

Morningdove

Morningdove reviewed vBuild 10/30/08 on Oct 30, 2008

If you would like a very nice GUI for these utilities go to:

http://www.kls-soft.com/freeware/wscc.php

trevithick

trevithick reviewed vBuild 10/30/08 on Oct 30, 2008

adamlau,

Your personal animas towards Microsoft aside, does the software work, or not?

Try to keep emotions out of beta testing reviews.

adamlau

adamlau reviewed vBuild 10/30/08 on Oct 30, 2008

trevithick: Animus (yes, it is spelled with an 'u')? Emotions? Reread what I wrote, please. Also, the Sysinternals Suite is not beta software. And it is not about whether software works or not, it is also about how well software works without introducing additional code. Extreme Power Tools, for example. Once again, four out of five for introducing MS licensing code into an otherwise pristine package. Try not to bring misinterpretation into the reading of the reviews of others.

andrewbmoore

andrewbmoore reviewed vBuild 09/30/08 on Oct 1, 2008

This suite is the most useful collection of tools in my entire "computer repair kit". The author of these tools is pure genius, which is probably why Microsoft snatched him up.

Banquo

Banquo reviewed vBuild 09/30/08 on Sep 30, 2008

If you need a pretty GUI to use these, you probably would be better off not using them at all because I doubt you'd have much use for them. Stick to playing Minesweeper instead. :P

AvantAge

AvantAge reviewed vBuild 08/21/08 on Aug 27, 2008

Another kick for the 'I need a shared GUI' (read: Wizard) low-in-stature observed individual. Part of the greatness of these tools IS the fact they are not dependent upon one another, and most only have 1 or 2 files that make up the whole utility. No need to wait for the portable versions either - these are built for speed.

These two gentlemen were b(r)ought under the MS umbrella, but MS continues to let them have control over this package. Couple that and how the software hasn't been Balmer-ized (except EULAs), is a testament to their software engineering godliness and respect in the highest circles. If memory serves, early on these guys would write many utils ENTIRELY in straight assembly language...wow.

One non-a**kissing remark - how about a real changelog posted here when an update to the 'suite' is posted? Anyone? Bueller?

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed vBuild 08/21/08 on Aug 23, 2008

This outstanding suite of tools has helped me find and eliminate spyware on more than one occasion. I can use process explorer to track down what processes are running which shouldn't be and which are likely spyware based on the past encounters. I then use a batch file and the pskill tool to help kill the processes so I can remove the files. Autoruns helps provide an overall system snapshot of what is going on throughout all portions of the system.

Overall, a highly useful suite of tools that I can't recommend enough to anyone who is an administrator or even a power user on their own PC. This is what all applications should be in terms of functionality!

5/5

gdovicm

gdovicm reviewed vBuild 08/21/08 on Aug 22, 2008

Outstanding collection of tools glad to see they update the suite every time they update the indivdual tools. keeps me from having to download the current tools such as autonrus and process explorer. Now I have the current version all in one folder

SELonBN

SELonBN reviewed vBuild 08/08/08 on Aug 12, 2008

Though argybee is correct in that it is more of a "collection" and the term "suite" may convince some that there is a front end, it's still contains some of the best best tools available to those that understand them. No need to lowball the rating due to wording.

argybee

argybee reviewed vBuild 08/08/08 on Aug 11, 2008

This is no more a 'single suite' of tools than it was 3 years ago. The tools themselves have hardly changed also. A 'zipped' 'collection of tools' would be more apt. I can see no reason for this release and (although the individual tools deserve more) this release gets a '1' for a cheap bump. Very disappointing.
Someone will make a tidy little front-end for it one day.

RGB

scurlaruntings

scurlaruntings reviewed vBuild 08/08/08 on Aug 11, 2008

Sysinternal was so good that Windows bought it around a year or so ago. Of COURSE its a suite of utilities much like PSS Tools. Its a bunch of small applets that can be used for all manner of administrative functions from changing SID`s to zooming in on the Windows GUI. Its an EXCELLENT suite of tools. If it wasnt so good MS wouldnt have bought it.

Now because there ALL individuals tools why on earth would it require an executable when all the tools are either .exe`s for there designated function or command line based. What do you require a unified interface for when there all seperate tools which again have there OWN function. Thats like complaining that the ping command has no GUI and cant be integrated with the ipconfig command. Its as semantic as the day is long a throughly worthless argument purely because the poster isnt capable of understanding the administrative funtion that they provide. Theres no point in complaining that the scapel doesnt work when your not a surgeon.

Again there is NO need for any bunch of tools to communicate with each other. If there was a need they would NOT be seperate tools.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed vBuild 07/24/08 on Jul 25, 2008

The best system SUITE ever build. Period!
Reason:
- it has the best tools in each area (have tried similar programs but does not offer the same quality nor functionality)
- it is free
- is frequently updated.

I personally use the ProcessExplorer all the time, while the other tools only occasionally, when there there is a need for them. For this reason, the current distribution suits me best; if for some reason (one button Apple mouse users requires it?!) a "unified interface" will be created, I just hope that Mr. Russinivich will continue to provide the tools in the current distribution as well.

Regarding the comment "sweet if you are a geek", I would have to respectfully disagree with that and say only this: if unzipping a file, copy the content and executing one of the resulted files if "cumbersome and frustrating" then this suite is not for you joe.m... sorry :(

joe.m

joe.m reviewed vBuild 07/24/08 on Jul 25, 2008

Although these tools are very useful. I found the whole package cumbersome and frustating and here's why:

1) It comes in a "ZIP" compressed file which leads me to reason number 2.
2) No installer! No "*.exe" or "*.msi" installer.
3) Most of the tools are command line based.
4) No unified interface.
5) This is no suite, a suite should have tools that can communicate with one another so that info is passed with little effort to next app in the suite much like MS Office does.

The tools here are make no mistake. But I find this so called suite, sweet if you are a geek. This file is a geeks dream come true. I was bit disappointed.

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed vBuild 06/26/08 on Jun 26, 2008

Totally awesome.

NunjaBusiness

NunjaBusiness reviewed vBuild 06/24/08 on Jun 25, 2008

I love and rely on many of the sysinternals tools daily. However, calling it a "suite" of tools leads one to think there is a unified interface with which to launch the different programs.

Suite? - no.
Sweet? - yes.

rgrah

rgrah reviewed vBuild 06/24/08 on Jun 25, 2008

Microsoft Buys Winternals, Sysinternals
(100.0% relevant)
Jul 18, 2006

Just search on betanews.com type in 'systernals'. Get updated before you post garbage anomoly. Of course systernals dies with windows..... idiot

marty

marty reviewed vBuild 06/24/08 on Jun 25, 2008

As the name says a fantastic set of tools to look below the hood (while holding your breath) of Windows.

But you just made up M$? Probably been used for over ten years!

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 05/28/08 on May 30, 2008

Too bad the exe's are not compressed. 21.8 mb can be reduced to 8.39mb. Which is smaller than the downloaded zip!

DanPhilpott

DanPhilpott reviewed vBuild 04/17/08 on May 8, 2008

The best set of tools for working with Windows internals available. The PS suite is required for command line junkies and deep troubleshooting always benefits from Process Explorer, Registry Monitor, TCPView and File Monitor.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vBuild 04/17/08 on Apr 28, 2008

They never did need to be installed to begin with. Asking why not install them (with shortcuts-geez) is rather stupid.
So is worrying about chm files when apparently the exe itself is the bigger mystery.
Speaking of which ms was too busy designing the os around which these free aps begat life. Get rid of ms & sysinternals dies with it. If you know what does what & pick the ones you want you won't need to read this page more than a couple times
http://technet.microsoft...-8120-c47c5a693683.aspx

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed vBuild 02/28/08 on Mar 9, 2008

Great set of tools. For those that installed this, do you normally run them from a command-line (add them in your PATH) or do you create shortcuts in your start menu? I realize these are for admins but why not create an installer with start menu shortcuts?

BarneyR

BarneyR reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 28, 2008

Nice set of tools. Too bad it comes under the M$ (note the "$" for added emphasis - I just made that up - M$ - pack of idiotic, money grubbing fools) umbrella.

DatabaseBen - come on, be a "real" administrator and type from the command-line (or better yet, administer Linux or Unix). How dare you request an interface to aid the user - "Real" administrators use the keyboard and don't use a pointing device. (My daddy can beat up your daddy).

ConceptJunkie

ConceptJunkie reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 28, 2008

Microsoft couldn't make stuff this good so they had to buy someone who could. These are THE power tools for any knowledgeable Windows admin or user.

If you're familiar with Linux or liked the old Norton Utilities back in the 80s then you'll feel right at home with the SysInternals suite.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 28, 2008

Absolutely wonderful tools. Glad that the development is still on, even if SysInternals is under Microsoft right now.

I have read the (rather funny) remarks of Databaseben bellow and I'm quite surprised: the sysinternals suite is quite user friendly... maybe you should give a try to WindowsPowerShell to see how a (real) SysAdministrator job is like.

...or a Unix/Linux flavor, for that mater.

Another thing: how putting all these utilities together, in a single interface, will increase their value and make them suddenly "better"?

So far so good Mr. Russinovich!

aszure

aszure reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 27, 2008

Databaseben...you really should learn how to admin rather than finding "user friendly" tools to do it for you. I would hate to see any employer who would hire you.

I use sysinternals every single day while administrating systems at my job, and I wouldnt go a day without it. Excellent set of tools.

Project51

Project51 reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 27, 2008

This is not for average joe. Don't use it. It's only for users who knows exactly what they need.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 27, 2008

I'd hate it if this thing got wrapped in some horrible n00b interface for the DatabaseBen's of the world..

the only thing I seriously dislike about these tools these days is microsoft ownership..

improvelence

improvelence reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 27, 2008

Database Ben, stop trying to pretend to be a system administrator and go back to using your warez tools and game mods. This a great package of software and its nice to see everything bundled together. Have you ever even done any database work or is that the newest word in your "PC terminology for jackasses" book?

k12-IT

k12-IT reviewed vBuild 02/26/08 on Feb 27, 2008

The best utilities for Administrators. I've been using them for years. DatabaseBen is a non factor, doesn't know what he is doing end user.

devilrider

devilrider reviewed vBuild 02/04/08 on Feb 6, 2008

Very good tool-collection to do some things in the system that are missing in Windows.

The famous Tools:
Process Monitor
Disk Monitor
TCP Monitor
File Momitor
And a lot of tools e.g. System Admins can help allot.
combined in a All-In-One Download

DatabaseBen : Don't even download it, it is definite not for ppl like you. They event want to prevent to install anything or not need a complicated control panel thingy. just unpack and execute is much more comfortable.

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed vBuild 02/04/08 on Feb 6, 2008

The issue i have with Mr. Russinovich's utilities, if he is actually the one still writing them, is that i don't think he is smart enough to package the suite into a user friendly interface. Why doesn't he know how to make a control panel for them...???? Many of the lessor freewares by others can do as much.

The other issue is that chm's are still being used, when microsoft has canned this file format. Thus helpful information on the utilites are not easily accessiable to many nor does he provide a tip on the homesite regarding failed attempt to open help from his menu bars.

Therefore i give it a low rating, until making his utilites user friendly becomes a high priority.

Galway

Galway reviewed vBuild 02/04/08 on Feb 6, 2008

DatabaseBen ... are you are moron ?

These are Admin tools, they are not meant for idiots like you. Your opinions are noob comments here. don't you realise that Sys Admins who use these tools do so at the command line to be applied remotely or as a script?

If was was control panel based it would lose the functionality it was designed for !

Go play Quake, if you can install it !!

shodan816

shodan816 reviewed vBuild 02/04/08 on Feb 6, 2008

I have been using utilities from Sysinternals for years now. It Mark wrote it - it deserves a '5.' Case closed.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 7, 2008

countering DatabaseBen

ritz_nair

ritz_nair reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 7, 2008

I could not find more than a 10 rating. If anyone wants to crib over help or the higher level of technical inclination required to use these tools, i suggest you do just that and give these a miss as then these are not for you. If you want to help you can try writing up a few guides of your own if you are concerned about the ease of use for the others.

Above all Sysinternals Rocks.. And MS made a smart choice like most times to include them under their wing.

slinkys_delsol

slinkys_delsol reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 6, 2008

This is such an essential package for anyone who does PC Analyst / Tech work or administrators.

The fact that all utilities can be run from a USB Drive makes it an automatic download!

Even if they charged $$$ for this, it is worth it!

belthurgp

belthurgp reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 6, 2008

The best ever. Who cares if it has a control panel or not. these tools are the best in class and some of them are meant to be used in a dos box.

@DatabaseBen, it's easy to call somebody a egghead, but difficult to write something like ProcessExplorer.

Some people always complain...

rsx508

rsx508 reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 5, 2008

They all work great and do what they promise. Always have. Just keeps getting better with time. I use them all the time and they've saved my butt on dozens of troubleshooting calls.

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 5, 2008

the collection of the utilities are handy for the technincally inclined.

however, the egghead needs to create a control panel so the tools can be initiated from a single interface that is user friendly and helpful.

speaking of helpful - the help files should all be single format. if i'm not mistaken microsoft has canned chm formats and i could not readily find any help from the website or one of the downloaded files.

fyi- the chm files included can be right click upon and via properties click on the "allow" button.

Skyfrog

Skyfrog reviewed vBuild 01/04/08 on Jan 5, 2008

Nice to see it in one package, and I'm glad they are not including garbage like the BSOD screensaver (I'm surprised that after buying Sysinternals Microsoft hasn't wiped that little "tool" from existance seeing as it basically pokes fun at them).

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vBuild 12/18/07 on Dec 19, 2007

Wish there was a combo installer for all of these.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBuild 12/18/07 on Dec 18, 2007

"You should be aware though, that Process Explorer may conflict with SecuRom copy protection and other rootkits."

Good. :)

LRN

LRN reviewed vBuild 12/18/07 on Dec 18, 2007

Excellent set of utilities.
You should be aware though, that Process Explorer may conflict with SecuRom copy protection and other rootkits.

Vetta

Vetta reviewed vBuild 11/19/07 on Nov 28, 2007

Great stuff!

tehmul

tehmul reviewed vBuild 11/19/07 on Nov 21, 2007

Exactly what I need! all the tools available in a single download.

wognum

wognum reviewed vBuild 11/19/07 on Nov 20, 2007

i don't need it, i only use one or two of it's apps.
despite a big 5

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed vBuild 11/19/07 on Nov 20, 2007

Mark is a genius, and his utilities make my job so much easier.

aruprc

aruprc reviewed vBuild 11/19/07 on Nov 20, 2007

Finally all in one place, many thanks.

war593122

war593122 reviewed vBuild 11/9/07 on Nov 13, 2007

Well about time. :)

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBuild 11/9/07 on Nov 12, 2007

haha. I just spent like 30 minutes on Friday making sure I was up to speed on these tools. Thanks Mark!

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