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Windows® Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference by Mark E. Russinovich and Aaron Margosis

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with the Sysinternals Utilities

The Sysinternals utilities are free, advanced administrative, diagnostic, and troubleshooting utilities for the Microsoft Windows platform written by the founders of Sysinternals: me (Mark Russinovich) and Bryce Cogswell[1]. Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Sysinternals in July 2006, these utilities have been available for download from Microsoft’s TechNet Web site.

Among the hallmarks of a Sysinternals utility are that it

  • Serves unmet needs of a significant IT pro or developer audience

  • Is intuitive and easy to use

  • Is packaged as a single executable image that does not require installation and can be run from anywhere, including from a network location or removable media

  • Does not leave behind ...

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