Awesome Must Have System Tools – Windows Sysinternals (Every IT Pro should have in their toolbox)

At the Windows Server User Group in Waltham MA this week we talked about system tools that IT Pro’s use to make their life easier.  Many tools were presented by many people. Many of these tools were part of the Sysinternals tool set so I thought I would make a post to organize these tools and give you a Word doc that you could download and put with your tools so you would have an “offline” index of the tools with a description.  All items have a link to the full description and the download location.   All of this information is available online.  I have just captured it from the web to make it easy to access even when not online.  I hope this helps.


Download Index file here! Windows Sysinternals Tool Index


Windows Sysinternals

The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. If you have a question about a tool or how to use them, please visit the Sysinternals Forum for answers and help from other users and our moderators.

File & Disk
File and Disk Utilities

Utilities for viewing and monitoring file and disk access and usage.

Networking Utilities

Networking tools that range from connection monitors to resource security analyzers.

Process Utilities

Utilities for looking under the hood to see what processes are doing and the resources they are consuming.

Security Utilities

Security configuration and management utilities, including rootkit and spyware hunting programs.

System Information

Utilities for looking at system resource usage and configuration.

Miscellaneous Utilities

A collection of diverse utilities that includes a screen saver, presentation aid, and debugging tool.

Sysinternals Live

Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as<toolname> or  \live.sysinternals.comtools<toolname>.

You can view the entire Sysinternals Live tools directory in a browser at