Sysinternals Live: Launch troubleshooting tools from a browser

We've written about Process Monitor a few times in the past month, and if you've ever had to troubleshoot a SoftGrid sequencing issue then you know how valuable tools such as Process Monitor, File Monitor and Registry Monitor are, and now with Sysinternals Live you can launch them directly from any Internet connected web browser.  To use the tools, simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as \\\tools\<toolname> or view the entire Sysinternals Live tools directory in a browser at

For example, you can run Process Explorer simply by entering this URL:

Same goes for the venerable favorites such as Regmon and Filemon:

For more information see

Computerworld also has a nice write-up at


J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    132 Microsoft Team blogs searched, 105 blogs have new articles in the past 30 days. 641 new articles

  2. Anonymous says:

    When you click on the Processmon link in the blog entry, it’s just a link to the Processmon executable.

    Basically it’s a download link to the program.  Why is this helpful?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t had to try this yet, but if my theoretical thinking is right should I be able to use these tools while sequencing & they wouldn’t be captured because I already exclude web traffic?

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