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, effectively “joining” two otherwise separate directory structures. The paper provides…

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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


"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. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools Each week, the show dives deep in to a support tool – how to get it, how to configure it, how to…


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. TSSessions reports four sets of information: The TS session,…


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 terminal services sessions, window stations and desktops…


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 series, join Aaron (Mark Russinovich’s co-author of…


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/microsoft_press/windows_systernals_admin_reference/

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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 online here.  In addition to…


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 Explorer, that person…


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 from O’Reilly in 4 ebook formats, or you can read it…

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