In this article you will be introduced to four Windows Sysinternals utilities that the author feels may improve your productivity and enhance your system’s security.
A 4sysops reader recommended the freeware tool Windows System Control Center (WSCC) as an alternative to NirLauncher, the portable free launcher. I tested WSCC and it is indeed an interesting tool, not only as an admin utility but also as an example of how Windows could morph into a cloud operating system. Even though WSCC [...]
Microsoft’s Sysinternals Autoruns is a free portable tool that allows you to manage Windows startup programs. It is certainly the most comprehensive startup manager for Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP. I added the tool to the 4sysops database of free admin utilities almost three years ago. Since Autoruns 10, which was released yesterday, is [...]
Last week, you couldn’t hardly find an IT-related blog that didn’t announce this new free Sysinternals tool. Disk2vhd copies the contents of a physical disk to a virtual disk in Microsoft’s VHD format. Since Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, you can use the tool while the physical machine is online. In theory, it is [...]
When I tried the new Procmon 2.6, I couldn’t access the tool’s help file, which is a problem I have often encountered when downloading a Sysinternals tool. I have figured out now what went wrong and I thought I should note down the solution once and for all. I think, my blog is the best [...]