Software Update: Sysinternals Suite 2011-12-05

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Microsoft has released a new version of the Sysinternals Suite. This package is a collection of useful tools for managing systems and obtaining comprehensive information about the computer. In this way, all kinds of problems can be detected and solved. The individual tools are developed by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, initially for Sysinternals and now for Microsoft. Some examples are Process Explorer, Bginfo, contig and disk mon. In total it concerns a collection of 67 different tools. In this release, the following three components in the Suite have been updated:

Autoruns v11.2:
This update fixes a bug in the jump-to-folder function when executed on disabled items and correctly locates print monitor DLLs when they are stored in print monitor-specific system director

Disk Usage (DU) v1.4:
This update to Du, a command line utility for analyzing the disk space consumed by directories, adds a CSV output option, accounts for the file system cluster size in its on-disk size calculations, and includes alternate data streams.

Process Explorer v15.1:
This update of Process Explorer, a Task Manager replacement, adds support for new Windows 8 features by giving the processes hosting immersive applications a distinct highlight color, shows immersive application package names in process tooltips and as a new process view column, lists AppContainer and capability SIDs in the process security properties, and updates the GPU support to be compatible with Windows 8. Other enhancements include GPU memory counters with more descriptive labels, display of the logon session ID on the security properties, and reporting of suspended processes as suspended in the CPU usage column.

String v2.42:
This Strings release fixes a bug that would result in a crash when the –n or -b options are specified without a file name.

Version number 2011-12-05
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Microsoft
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13.00MB

License type Freeware
ExplorerGPUProcessSoftwareWindowsWindows 8Windows Server