New version of Process Monitor available

If you’ve done much troubleshooting of SoftGrid/App-V virtual applications then Process Monitor is probably one of your most highly valued tools.  It’ll quickly and easily tell you what’s being accessed, who’s doing the accessing, and is a quick way to determine if your problem is rights/permissions related as well.   I’ve posted on Process Monitor multiple…

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New Process Monitor Version That Supports the RC Version of App-V

Please note that due to changes to the Release Candidate (RC) version of Microsoft Application Virtualization, Process Monitor users will need to download the latest version of ProcMon (v1.34) available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx . Earlier versions of the tool will continue to work but will no longer capture virtualized registry access. J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge…

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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. …

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AppVirt: The List of Applications That Can Be Virtualized

Last September the esteemed Michelle Foley posted about the List of Applications That Can Be Virtualized but we keep getting a lot of questions on this so I thought it might be time for another go-round.  The information in that post is still valid today and if you’re not familiar with it stop and read…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization Hands-on Labs

Are you new to Microsoft Application Virtualization (aka SoftGrid) and looking for a quick and easy way to ramp up your skills? If so then these virtual labs are a great place to start. In as little as an hour or two you can use these to evaluate and test many of the features and…

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Process Monitor - Hands-On Labs and Examples

Introduction Process Monitor is a troubleshooting and data collection tool used by many systems administrators as well as Microsoft’s support organization. The goal of this post is to help you gain hands-on experience using this valuable troubleshooting tool and subsequently to facilitate progress towards resolving virtualization issues with your apps should they be encountered. Most…

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Process Monitor v1.24 Released

Remember when I said that if you’re troubleshooting a virtualized application on Windows Vista you need to be using Process Monitor v1.23?  Well, another issue was discovered in v1.23 so an update has been made and we’re now at v1.24. I won’t go into all the gory details but suffice it to say that if you’re…

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Process Monitor v1.23 Released

Process Monitor v1.23 is now released and available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/processmonitor.mspx. So why do you want it?  You’ll want this updated version because it adds the /HookRegistry switch.  This switch, which is available only on 32-bit Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, instructs Process Monitor to use system-call hooking instead of the Registry callback mechanism to monitor…

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