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Super-easy access to the Sysinternals tools
· 2009-02-18 11:54 by Thijs Kroesbergen for Brokenwire.NET

Leon Meijer blogged about the "new" way to access the sysinternals tools back in May 2008.

Today I found out another cool trick. You can not only use the  http://live.sysinternals.com/ "Open Directory" server to download the tools, you can also do the following: (Start, run, type:)

\\live.sysinternals.com\Tools

And presto! You now have access to a network share with easy and up-to-date access to the tools!

You can also map a drive letter to this share if you want to, just type:

net use * \\live.sysinternals.com\Tools

If you consider yourself an "IT-Professional" and you haven't seen or heard of any of the Sysinternals tools, shame on you! (But hey, it's never too late to learn, so go check them out!)

(This trick depends on the Windows ability to access a WebDAV share as a regular network share, so this won't work on systems where the client bit (the WebDAV mini-redirector) isn't installed (such as my Windows Server 2003)). On Windows Vista this works straight out of the box.
Another reason for some of you to leave the "antique" versions of windows behind and move on?

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