the back room tech utilities for December 20, 2007

The great Sysinternals suite has been updated.

Defraggler – freeware Windows defrag utility than can defragment specific files rather than the entire drive at once.

Microsoft Genuine Advantage – Diagnostic Site

Sysinternals Suite has been updated

The wonderful Sysinternals Suite of utilities was released December 18, 2007. According to their web site:

The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.

The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities:

AccessChk

AccessEnum

AdExplorer

AdRestore

Autologon

Autoruns

BgInfo

CacheSet

ClockRes

Contig

Ctrl2Cap

DebugView

DiskExt

DiskMon

DiskView

Disk Usage (DU)

EFSDump

FileMon

Handle

Hex2dec

Junction

LDMDump

ListDLLs

LiveKd

LoadOrder

LogonSessions

NewSid

NTFSInfo

PageDefrag

PendMoves

PortMon

ProcessExplorer

Process Monitor

ProcFeatures

PsExec

PsFile

PsGetSid

PsInfo

PsKill

PsList

PsLoggedOn

PsLogList

PsPasswd

PsService

PsShutdown

PsSuspend

RegDelNull

RegJump

RegMon

RootkitRevealer

SDelete

ShareEnum

SigCheck

Streams

Strings

Sync

TCPView

VolumeID

WhoIs

WinObj

ZoomIt

NewSID – changes Windows Security Identifiers (SID)

NewSID is a SysInternals (now owned by Microsoft) utility that changes a computer’s SID. It first generates a random SID for the computer, and proceeds to update instances of the existing computer SID it finds in the Registry and in file security descriptors, replacing occurrences with the new SID. NewSID requires administrative privileges to run. It has two functions: changing the SID, and changing the computer name.

Please note that Microsoft does not support changing the workstation SID using NewSID.  Their official support policy requires changing the SID using sysprep.  For more information on their policy, see KB 314828.

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