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Sysinternals Tool List will introduce you to the impressive Windows programs/applications/tools developed by Sysinternals. Everyone here at M.I.C.A. is very thankful for them. The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information, and after many determined years of hard work, Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006 (this was a very smart move by Microsoft).

Mark is now dug in at Microsoft, working on the many new exciting projects for XP and Vista. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find a Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot or diagnose your next Windows systems & applications adventure!

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.

Click on the name to download the small application directly from Microsoft. Currently, you can only get these free tools from Microsoft.


Sysinternals Suite The entire set of Sysinternals Utilities rolled up into a single download.


AccessChk v3.0 (2/27/2007)
This tool shows you the accesses the user or group you specify has to files, Registry keys or Windows services.


AccessEnum v1.32 (11/1/2006)
This simple yet powerful security tool shows you who has what access to directories, files and Registry keys on your systems. Use it to find holes in your permissions.


AdRestore v1.1 (11/1/2006)
Undelete Server 2003 Active Directory objects

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Autologon v2.10 (11/1/2006)
Bypass password screen during logon.


Autoruns v8.61 (1/22/2007)
See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots and you login. Autoruns also shows you the full list of Registry and file locations where applications can configure auto-start settings.


BgInfo v4.10 (3/16/2007)
This fully-configurable program automatically generates desktop backgrounds that include important information about the system including IP addresses, computer name, network adapters, and more.


BlueScreen v3.2 (11/1/2006)
This screen saver not only accurately simulates Blue Screens, but simulated reboots as well (complete with CHKDSK), and works on Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 9x.


CacheSet v1.0 (11/1/2006)
CacheSet is a program that allows you to control the Cache Manager's working set size using functions provided by NT. It's compatible with all versions of NT and full source code is provided.


ClockRes v1.0 (11/1/2006)
View the resolution of the system clock, which is also the maximum timer resolution


Contig v1.54 (3/21/2007)
Wish you could quickly defragment your frequently used files? Use Contig to optimize individual files, or to create new files that are contiguous.


Ctrl2cap v2.0 (11/1/2006)
This is a kernel-mode driver that demonstrates keyboard input filtering just above the keyboard class driver in order to turn caps-locks into control keys. Filtering at this level allows conversion and hiding of keys before NT even "sees" them. Full source is included. Ctrl2cap also shows how to use NtDisplayString() to print messages to the initialization blue-screen.


DebugView v4.64 (1/8/2007)
Another first from Sysinternals: This program intercepts calls made to DbgPrint by device drivers and OutputDebugString made by Win32 programs. It allows for viewing and recording of debug session output on your local machine or across the Internet without an active debugger.


DiskExt v1.0 (11/1/2006)
Display volume disk-mappings

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DiskView v2.21 (11/1/2006)
Graphical disk sector utility


Diskmon v2.01 (11/1/2006)
This utility captures all hard disk activity or acts like a software disk activity light in your system tray.


Du v1.31 (11/1/2006)
View disk usage by directory


EFSDump v1.02 (11/1/2006)
View information for encrypted files


Filemon v7.04 (11/1/2006)
This monitoring tool lets you see all file system activity in real-time.


Handle v3.20 (11/1/2006)
This handy command-line utility will show you what files are open by which processes, and much more.


Hex2dec v1.0 (11/1/2006)
Convert hex numbers to decimal and vice versa.

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Junction v1.04 (11/1/2006)
Create Win2K NTFS symbolic links


LDMDump v1.02 (11/1/2006)
Dump the contents of the Logical Disk Manager's on-disk database, which describes the partitioning of Windows 2000 Dynamic disks.


ListDLLs v2.25 (11/1/2006)
List all the DLLs that are currently loaded, including where they are loaded and their version numbers. Version 2.0 prints the full path names of loaded modules.


LiveKd v3.0 (11/1/2006)
Use Microsoft kernel debuggers to examine a live system.


LoadOrder v1.0 (11/1/2006)
See the order in which devices are loaded on your WinNT/2K system


MoveFile v1.0 (11/1/2006)
Allows you to schedule move and delete commands for the next reboot.


LogonSessions v1.1 (11/1/2006)
List the active logon sessions on a system.


NewSID v4.10 (11/1/2006)
Learn about the computer SID problem everybody has been talking about and get a free computer SID changer, NewSID, complete with full source code.


NTFSInfo v1.0 (11/1/2006)
Use NTFSInfo to see detailed information about NTFS volumes, including the size and location of the Master File Table (MFT) and MFT-zone, as well as the sizes of the NTFS meta-data files.

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PageDefrag v2.32 (11/1/2006)
Defragment your paging files and Registry hives!


PendMoves v1.1 (11/1/2006)
Enumerate the list of file rename and delete commands that will be executed the next boot


Portmon v3.02 (11/1/2006)
Monitor serial and parallel port activity with this advanced monitoring tool. It knows about all standard serial and parallel IOCTLs and even shows you a portion of the data being sent and received. Version 3.x has powerful new UI enhancements and advanced filtering capabilities.


Process Explorer v10.21 (11/1/2006)
Find out what files, registry keys and other objects processes have open, which DLLs they have loaded, and more. This uniquely powerful utility will even show you who owns each process.


Process Monitor v1.12 (4/6/2007)
Monitor file system, Registry, process, thread and DLL activity in real-time.


ProcFeatures v1.10 (11/1/2006)
This applet reports processor and Windows support for Physical Address Extensions and No Execute buffer overflow protection.


PsExec v1.82 (3/5/2007)
Execute processes with limited-user rights.


PsFile v1.02 (12/4/2006)
See what files are opened remotely.


PsGetSid v1.43 (12/4/2006)
Displays the SID of a computer or a user.


PsInfo v1.74 (12/4/2006)
Obtain information about a system.


PsKill v1.12 (12/4/2006)
Terminate local or remote processes.


PsList v1.28 (12/4/2006)
Show information about processes and threads.

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PsLoggedOn v1.33 (12/4/2006)
Show users logged on to a system


PsLogList v2.64 (12/4/2006)
Dump event log records.


PsPasswd v1.22 (12/4/2006)
Changes account passwords.


PsService v2.21 (12/4/2006)
View and control services.


PsShutdown v2.52 (12/4/2006)
Shuts down and optionally reboots a computer.


PsSuspend v1.06 (12/4/2006)
Suspend and resume processes.


PsTools v2.43 (2/12/2007)
The PsTools suite includes command-line utilities for listing the processes running on local or remote computers, running processes remotely, rebooting computers, dumping event logs, and more.


RegDelNull v1.10 (11/1/2006)
Scan for and delete Registry keys that contain embedded null-characters that are otherwise undeleteable by standard Registry-editing tools.


RegHide v1.0 (11/1/2006)
Creates a key called "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sysinternals\Can't touch me!\0" using the Native API, and inside this key it creates a value.


Regjump v1.01 (11/1/2006)
Jump to the registry path you specify in Regedit.

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Regmon v7.04 (11/1/2006)
This monitoring tool lets you see all Registry activity in real-time.


RootkitRevealer v1.71 (11/1/2006)
Scan your system for rootkit-based malware


SDelete v1.51 (11/1/2006)
Securely overwrite your sensitive files and cleanse your free space of previously deleted files using this DoD-compliant secure delete program. Complete source code is included.


ShareEnum v1.6 (11/1/2006)
Scan file shares on your network and view their security settings to close security holes.


Sigcheck v1.30 (11/1/2006)
Dump file version information and verify that images on your system are digitally signed.


Streams v1.53 (11/1/2006)
Reveal NTFS alternate streams


Strings v2.30 (11/1/2006)
Search for ANSI and UNICODE strings in binaryimages.


Sync v2.0 (11/1/2006)
Flush cached data to disk


TCPView v2.40 (11/1/2006)
Active socket command-line viewer.


VolumeId v2.0 (11/1/2006)
Set Volume ID of FAT or NTFS drives


Whois v1.01 (11/1/2006)
See who owns an Internet address.


Winobj v2.15 (11/1/2006)
The ultimate Object Manager namespace viewer is here.



ZoomIt v1.30 (3/26/2007)
Presentation utility for zooming and drawing on the screen.