PerfView gets an update, now at version 1.2.2.0

Now sitting at 1.2.2.0, PerfView is a performance analysis tool for Windows systems that is a great tool to analyze and review heap dumps (among other things). Here’s what the 1.2.2.0 update brings: Background JIT analysis included in the JIT stats view. Wall clock time analysis with a special view for ASP.NET wall clock analysis. Support for unmanaged memory Analysis....

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Brand new Sysinternals tool released: PsPing

Just released:  PsPing v1.0 PsPing is a command-line utility for measuring network performance. In addition to standard ICMP ping functionality, it can report the latency of connecting to TCP ports, the latency of TCP round-trip communication between systems, and the TCP bandwidth available to a connection between systems. Besides obtaining min, max, and average values in 0.01ms resolution, you can also...

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Windows HTTP Services Certificate Configuration Tool updated

The Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) Certificate Configuration Tool, WinHttpCertCfg.exe, enables administrators to install and configure client certificates in any certificate store that can be accessed by the Internet Server Web Application Manager (IWAM) account. Version: 5.2.3790.1060 Date published: 8/22/2012 Download: Windows HTTP Services Certificate Configuration Tool (WinHttpCertCfg.exe)

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Download all Windows Updates and import them into a package folder in MDT

A note from Roel van Bueren just crossed by desk, letting me know that he’s released another free tool.  The latest freebie is called Update Commander and it… …provides an easy way of downloading all Windows updates for a particular Windows OS (Windows XP, Windows 7 x86/x64 or Windows 8 x86/x64). You then can import these updates into the ‘Packages’...

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4 tools in the Sysinternals suite updated

4 of the 68 utilities included in the Sysinternals suite of tools have been updated, so you’ll want to grab the updated versions if you are using them. What was updated: AccessChk v5.1: This update to AccessChk, a command-line utility that shows the security settings and effective access on many object types, including registry keys and files, now reports Windows 8...

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Can’t figure out the uninstall string for a specific app? Try this…

This is a totally useful tool. FindUninstallString sifts through the registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall registry, and displays the list of known uninstall strings recorded there. Can’t figure out how to uninstall something? This is the way to find it. It has a search function and also the ability to copy/paste the uninstall string. Brilliant! From CodePlex: ‘FindUninstallString’ is a utility program...

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PerfView update ready for download

PerfView is a performance analysis tool focusing on ETW information (ETL files) as well as CLR memory information (heap dumps). It can collect and view ETL files as well as XPERF CSV files. Download the most current version: PerfView

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Microsoft releases version 2.1 of the WMI Diagnosis Utility

WMIDiag.vbs is a VBScript script designed to help you ascertain the current state of the WMI service on a computer. The download package includes the utility itself, a ReadMe file that discusses how the tool works (and how to best use it), and sample spreadsheets that provide information about the default WMI configuration on various versions of the Microsoft Windows...

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Microsoft unleashes internal tool, PerfView, on the public

PerfView is a performance-analysis tool that helps isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues. PerfView is a performance analysis tool focusing on ETW information (ETL files) as well as CLR memory information (heap dumps). It can collect and view ETL files as well as XPERF CSV files. Powerful grouping operators allow you to understand performance profiles in ways other tools can’t....

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Batch Icon Extractor

Ever had a need to obtain an icon (.ICO) file from an existing source and you ended up jumping through all sorts of painful hoops? Well, no more hoop jumping with the Batch Icon Extractor! Simply download it and then just drag-and-drop a file (or an entire folder) onto the .EXE. If the item is a supported file type and...

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Core Configurator 2.0 for Server 2008 R2

Another colleague sent a link for this awhile back and I’ve been meaning to blog about it for quite some time. Download the tool and read the original post here. We are pleased to announce the latest version of Core Configurator built and designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Core edition! It is completely open source so it can...

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