Ad-hoc Use of Sysinternals Utilities
If you perform any troubleshooting at all in the Windows environment you are no doubt familiar with Mark Russinovich‘s Sysinternals utilities. There is hardly a day that goes by that I don’t use one myself, and I’m not even directly involved in supporting our products!
The tools themselves are fantastic and provide a wealth of information, which is helpful not only for troubleshooting, but for learning as well. Typically you just download the tools and run them from your local system (they don’t require installation – just run them directly!). There are, however, certain times when I’m working on a customer’s machine and I find myself in need of one of these tools, and thanks to Alex Eckelberry’s post on the Sunbelt Blog I’ve learned that you can run them directly from live.sysinternals.com/tools right from the command line! For example…
As long as the system you are working on has Internet access you can use any of the tools in the suite remotely and on an ad-hoc basis.
Be sure to read Alex’s full post on the subject for more information.