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The Non-Admin blog - running with least privilege on the desktop... and then dealing with the application compatibility fallout... and using Sysinternals and other utilities to figure things out

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  • Blog Post: Sysinternals at TechEd US 2014: LIVE

    Sorry for the late notice, but I just saw this: Sysinternals Primer: TechEd 2014 Edition will be airing live on Channel 9 starting at 5pm Central Daylight Time today . (That's in just over 4 hours from now as I write this.) Not sure about the link - try either http://channel9.msdn.com/Events...
  • Blog Post: Sysinternals at TechEd US 2014

    I'll be presenting " TWC: Sysinternals Primer: TechEd 2014 Edition " in Houston, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:00pm-6:15pm US Central Time. Lots of cool stuff, including the "App Install Recorder" (I will post the scripts on this blog); great new features that Mark Russinovich has added to AccessChk, SigCheck...
  • Blog Post: I'll be on Defrag Tools (Channel 9)

    Earlier today I finally got the chance to go into the studio to appear on the "Defrag Tools" show on Channel 9. We talked about the upcoming Sysinternals book I'm writing with Mark Russinovich, and demonstrated a very cool "App Install Recorder" built with Process Monitor and some PowerShell scripts...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at Washington DC IT Pro Camp, Sat. Feb. 22, 2014

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the first Washington DC IT Pro Camp on Saturday, February 22 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Microsoft Training Center 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700 Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 Parking and admittance to this event is free. Lunch will provided. Please Register soon...
  • Blog Post: Redefining what "Never doing that again" means... Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, Second Edition

    When people asked me what it was like writing a book , I'd invariably answer, "It was a once in a lifetime experience. I hope." When they asked, "Are you going to write another one?" my answer was always, "No." (Actually, my answer was more emphatic than that, but this professional blog site's policies...
  • Blog Post: VirtMemTest: a utility to exercise memory and other operations

    I wrote the first versions of VirtMemTest while working on the Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference . The utility made it easy for me to perform a variety of memory operations and to observe how different Sysinternals utilities reacted to them. I eventually added CPU-stress capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Sysinternals - and Pass the Hash - at TechEd next week.

    There are five talks highlighting the Sysinternals utilities at TechEd North America next week in New Orleans. They all happen to be on Thursday, June 6. Click the session titles for more information. The videos should be on Channel 9 within 24 hours of the talks. Hardcore Debugging Andrew Richards...
  • Blog Post: Using NTFS Junctions to Fix Application Compatibility Issues on 64-bit Editions of Windows

    Executive Summary This paper describes a simple way to mitigate some types of application compatibility problems with legacy applications installed on 64-bit editions of Windows Vista and newer, including Windows 7 and Windows 8. The technique relies on creating an NTFS junction or symbolic link,...
  • Blog Post: The Sysinternals book is available in Russian!

    The Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference that I co-authored with Mark Russinovich is now available in Russian! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sysinternals-Spravochnik-administratora-Margozis-Russinovich/dp/5750204111/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&qid=1353248314&sr=8-23
  • Blog Post: "Defrag Tools" - a new Channel 9 series (that will talk a lot about Sysinternals utilities)

    My colleague and debug super-guru Andrew Richards sent this announcement out earlier today: Larry Larsen , Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are pleased to announce our new Channel 9 show called Defrag Tools . http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools Each week, the show dives deep in to a support...
  • Blog Post: TSSessions utility

    Part of my Sysinternals Primer: Gems presentation at TechEd last month covered the topics of terminal services sessions, window stations and desktops. To illustrate the concepts, I used a utility I wrote called TSSessions. As promised, I have attached that utility (with source) to this blog post. ...
  • Blog Post: From TechEd: Legacy Web App Issues, Sysinternals Gems, webcast with Mark Russinovich

    The two sessions I delivered at TechEd this year are now available online, as is the recording of my live Channel 9 webcast with Microsoft Technical Fellow (and my co-author) Mark Russinovich from TechEd Europe. And as I promised attendees of my Sysinternals talk, the TSSessions utility I wrote to enumerate...
  • Blog Post: Legacy Web App Security and Sysinternals at TechEd North America + Europe 2012

    I'm presenting a couple of sessions at TechEd North America 2012 in Orlando (June 11-14) and at TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam (June 26-29). The first session is " Sysinternals Primer: Gems ", the latest in the Sysinternals Primer series (*). In the latest edition of the popular Sysinternals Primer...
  • Blog Post: Interviewed about the Sysinternals book on Let's Talk Computers

    Let's Talk Computers ranks as one of the longest-running computer radio talk shows. I enjoyed it recently when they interviewed me about the Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference. They published Part 1 of that interview on March 3. Check it out here: http://www.lets-talk-computers.com/guests...
  • Blog Post: Interviewed on “Bytes by TechNet”

    Last May at TechEd US, I sat down for a six-minute interview with Matt Hester about the Windows Sysinternals Administrators Reference (the book I co-authored with Mark Russinovich ) and issues I see in my work with customers .  That interview, part of the Bytes By TechNet series, can now be seen...
  • Blog Post: IEInternals Reviews the Sysinternals Book

    We have a lot of really smart people at Microsoft, but among those there are a handful who are the most knowledgeable and the most helpful, the go-to people upon whom I can reliably depend for accurate and detailed answers to rarely-asked or never-before-asked questions. In the realm of all things Internet...
  • Blog Post: Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference – now available!

    Many of you have long wished for comprehensive, detailed documentation of the Sysinternals utilities. It has finally arrived . Over two years in the making, the Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (written by Mark Russinovich and me) is now available for purchase on Amazon.com and available...
  • Blog Post: Unintended Consequences and Sysinternals at Tech-Ed Available Online

    The two sessions I presented last week at Tech-Ed North America 2011 are now available for on-demand online viewing: Unintended Consequences of Security Lockdowns (which got an unexpected and appreciated plug from Raymond Chen ) is here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/SIM304...
  • Blog Post: The Case of the Mysterious Law Manager Startup Error

    Getting Law Manager v2.4 to run on Windows 7 Overview Several of my customers run old versions (circa 2003) of a legal case management application called Law Manager , since acquired by Bridgeway. These customers reported that their old versions of Law Manager “don’t work” on Windows 7 and that the vendor...
  • Blog Post: Unintended Consequences and Sysinternals at Tech-Ed North America 2011

    I'm presenting a couple of sessions at Tech-Ed in Atlanta (May 16-19, 2011) : The first is " Unintended Consequences of Security Lockdowns ", which was very highly rated when I presented it last month at TechReady, Microsoft's internal training event. Security-conscious organizations often lock...
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