Jan 302012

Sysinternals continue to be a great set of tools.  It seems like I can learn something new about the suite on a daily basis.  I really wish I had additional time to learn all of the tools better.  Mark Russinovich has created another great post over on his blog.  He steps through how he solved a case involving his Mom’s computer.  She was trying to install Security Essentials and was getting a random error that Mark fixes.  Check out the blog post to hear more about it.

Marks Blog – The Case of My Mom’s Broken Microsoft Security Essentials Installation

Mark’s Latest Case Of The Unexplained From TechEd

Jan 122010

Sysinternals has updated two tools and has just released them.  The tools are ProcDump v1.7 and AccessChk v 4.24.  The new tools can be downloaded from the sysinternals website or by following the links below.  If you are not familiar with Sysinternals tools you should be.  They are tools that will help you manage, troubleshoot, and diagnose your Windows systems.  I highly encourage you to download the entire suite and check out every tool that is offered.

Sysinternals Site On TechNet

Sysinternals Suite

Jan 032010

Mark shared another great article on his blog.  The article talks about duplicate SID myth that has been around a long time.  Mark goes into why the now retired Sysinternals NewSID could be retired.  I will let you read the article in full by following the link below.  One of the most interesting parts I found is that nobody at Microsoft had really challenged if this was a valid issue for a long time.  This situation just goes to show that you should always look at things from every angle any opportunity you get.  This will be one of my new years resolutions. Let us know if you have run across any of these types of situations in the IT world.

Mark Russinovich’s Post On SID Duplication Myth