Sysinternals Live: Launch troubleshooting tools from a browser

OK, so this isn’t something WSUS specific but it’s pretty cool so I thought you’d be interested in hearing about it if you haven’t already.  If you’ve ever had to troubleshoot an application problem 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.  There are over 70 different tools available.  Yo use the tools simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as \live.sysinternals.comtools<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