Posted by: kurtsh | May 29, 2008

BETA: “SysInternals Live”

image Have you ever wanted to execute a SysInternals tool over the web without first downloading them from the web site?  This can be particularly useful if you’re running scripts and you can’t guarantee that a tool will be available on the machine the script is running on, but you know it’ll have Internet access.

We’re excited to announce the beta of Sysinternals Live, a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. 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 http://live.sysinternals.com.

For example, a common thing you may want to do is to flush the write cache on all drives on a system to ensure that if you disconnect one of them, like a USB drive, that it won’t lose any unwritten data and leave the drive in a corrupt state.

You could run the following line:  \live.sysinternals.comtoolssync.exe 

And the SysInternals tool "Sync" would be executed from the SysInternals Live site and flush the write back caches on all drives.


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