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Tools Rule! (Alex de Jong) + Windows 7 live demo op 22 januari.

Jan 09 2009, 09:33 AM

Iedereen kent ze wel, de tools van Sysinternals. Mark Russinovich is echter niet de enige Microsofter die tools maakt.

Hier een overzicht, sommige zijn al wat ouder, maar ze zijn nog steeds “Cool Tools” :)


oh, ja… helemaal onderaan deze enorme lijst lees je ook hoe je de allereerste Windows 7 live demo (door Tony Krijnen en Daniel van Soest) live kunt bijwonen op 22 januari.


Experience Pack

    • Equation Writer - handwritten mathematical equations convert into a typewritten image

    • Media Transfer copy/stream media from a computer to a Tablet PC

    • Ink Crossword solve 12 puzzles (& download more)

    • Ink Flash Cards helps learning facts or study for an exam

Feeds Plus read RSS feeds in a combined view with notifications for new items. (Support: MSDN)

Ink Desktop a dry-erase board to jot down phone #, directions, or top daily prioritiesy

Origami Experience Pack for UMPCs

    • Origami Experience: Access all media & favorite programs

    • Touch Settings: Config touch screen

    • Sudoku: Popular number game

StickySorter is for brainstorming, planning, and affinity diagramming

Virtual Earth 3D search, browse, & organize local information viewed in 3D

Windows Vista Ultimate Helpful Hints: Guide to mastering the Ultimate operating system

XML Notepad 2007 browse & edit XML documents. (Support: DOC)

XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack view, generate & index XPS Docs


AccessChk provides what kind of accesses specific users or groups have to resources including files, directories, Registry keys, & Windows services

Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads AD configurations using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or Exchange 200x Server topology

Administrative (Group Policy) Templates (.admx) manages registry-based policy settings in the (gpedit.msc) user interface

AeroNotes is a full featured notepad alternative using the Aero Glass technology

Application Compatibility Toolkit contains tools & docs to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows Vista, Windows Update, or a new version of Internet Explorer in your environment.

AUReset tool contains scripts to fix most Automatic Updates & Windows Update problems.

AutoRuns shows what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows the order Windows processes them.

Baseline Security Analyzer graphical & command line interface performs local or remote scans for common security misconfigurations: missing security updates, update rollups & service packs published to Microsoft Update. (Support: MBSA Homepage & Visio Connector Tool for MBSA)

Battery Saver saves up to 70% of your battery by disabling some greedy features

BGInfo displays relevant information on the Desktop's background: computer name, IP address, service pack version, etc.


BITS Repair Tool for 32 bit & 64 bit, helps fix the corruption of Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) state files. (Support: KB940520)

Command Reference for automating command-line tasks by using batch files or scripting tool

Cayra mind mapping tool for flushing out design ideas. (Support: MSDN)

Desktops organizes your applications on up to four virtual desktops.

Edison - energy monitoring application to actively control PC’s energy consumption.

FolderShare share files & access computer(s) remotely

Group Policy Log View utility exports Group Policy event data from the system & operational log into a text, HTML, or XML file

Hosts File Manager makes configuration changes to the HOSTS file (add, delete, & edit).

IE7Pro add-on for Internet Explorer includes tweaks to make it friendlier, more useful, secure & customizable. (Support: MSDN)

IE Proxy Manager (TrayIcon) is an easy to use proxy Manager for Internet Explorer and all depending applications.

IconEditor creates icons in multiple formats: 16x16 - 16 color, 48x48-24bit color, up to 128x128-32bit color, along with marking the transparent colors (XOR Mask & AND Mask). (Support: MSDN)

Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool verify routers support new technologies.

ISO Recorder with DVD Support

IPsec Diagnostic Tool assists troubleshooting network related IPsec failures.

Keyboard Layout Creator create or modify keyboard layouts

Language Interface Packs for English versions

Network Monitor protocol analysis allows capturing, viewing & analyzing network (wired & WiFi) traffic. (Support: TechNet, Command Line Wizard)

OpenType Font File Properties Extension adds property tabs to the fonts dialog box (i.e. font name, origination, copyright, & extended character set code pages)

PrivBar toolbar shows current privilege level (Administrators, Power Users, Users, or Guests)

Process Explorer shows information in two sub-windows, about which handles & DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The top window shows currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, the information in the bottom window depends on the Process Explorer mode: in handle mode you'll see the handles the process selected in the top window; in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs & memory-mapped files the process has loaded.

Process Monitor shows real-time file system, Registry & process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon & Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich & non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs & user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, & more. (Support: TechNet)

PsExec allows executing processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec's most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems & remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.

PsService service viewer & controller displays the status, configuration, & dependencies of a service, and allows you to start, stop, pause, resume & restart them. PsService enables logging-on to a remote system using a different account, for cases when the account from which it doesn't have required permissions on the remote system.

Release Notes information on deploying & using Vista, including known issues.

Remote Server Administration Tools 32bit & 64bit support remote management of computers running Windows Server 2008.

SearchMelt, is a Vista Search Folder changed to be generic & able to be shared.  "It's like Search + XML + Sharing -- it's a whole bunch of melty goodness!"

SharedView Beta connects up to 15 people & get your point across by showing them your screen. (Support: FAQ)

ShellRunas for heavy Explorer users who launch programs under different accounts (similar to RunAs)

Snip IT emails selected text in Internet Explorer using your default email: Gmail, Hotmail & Outlook & Yahoo Mail.

SpeechSaver system tray utility to turn off Speed Recognition after a few minutes with no activity.

Speech Recognition Macros creates powerful macros triggered by voice command to interact with applications.

Speed Launch gives you lightning quick access to all the documents, files, & websites.

Start++ Windows XP Desktop Search allowed the creation of aliases between words or characters with commands & searches.  Example: set up the Deskbar so you could type “g Stuff” to search for the work “Stuff” on Google.  Start++ also launches programs, run scripts with parameters.

SteadyState helps manage shared computers in a school, Internet cafe, library, or at home. (Support: FAQ)

System Update Readiness Tool x32 & x64 checks for inconsistencies in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, & software.

TCPView shows detailed listings of all TCP & UDP endpoints, including the local & remote addresses and state of TCP connections. TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint.

Terminals multi-tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll) allowing the control of multiple connection simultaneously.

TweakUAC quickly Turns On & Off (UAC) User Account Control (Support: MSDN)

User State Migration Tool migrates user files & settings during deployments of Windows XP & Vista. USMT captures files & settings from the source computer and then migrates them to a new Windows installation.

Virtual Desktop Manager provides a powerful virtual desktop manager with a full screen thumbnail based preview

Virtual PC 2007 create & run one or more virtual machines (different operating systems), on a single computer.

Vispa tweaking for privacy, security, & system performance. (Support: Channel 10)

VistaTweaker has software, performance, usability & other tweaks to improve the overall experience. (Support: Channel 10)

Visual Round Trip Analyzer - Web page performance visualizer and analyzer tool

WinDirStat disk usage statistics viewer & cleanup tool. (Support: MSDN)

WinHlp32 Help program included in Windows XP. (Support: KB917607)

Windows Automated Installation Kit helps IT professionals customize & deploy Windows Vista. Perform unattended installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, & create Windows PE images.

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility removes a program's Windows Installer configuration information when experiencing installation (Setup) problems (i.e. problems when adding / removing a program's component.)

Windows Mobile Device Center enables data synchronization between Windows Mobile Devices & Windows Vista & Vista 64.

Windows Vista Hardware Assessment finds computers on a network, performs a detailed inventory, reports whether a computer(s) can run Windows Vista.
Windows Vista Ultimate Language Packs

    • Chinese (PRC)
    • Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English (US)
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norwegian
    • Portugese (Brazil)
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor identifies if a PC is ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista & which features will be able to run on their PCs

XdN Tweaker (Support: Channel 10)

ZoomIt screen zoom & annotation tool for technical presentations.


Windows Search 4.0 for 32 bit & 64 bit updated search component. (Support: KB940157)

Adobe Photoshop Preview Handler for Photoshop (PSD) files

Code Preview Handler for .cs, .vb, .sql, .js files - allows viewing of code files within Explorer & Outlook 2007 (Support: MS Blogger)

InkSeine search for files by circling a handwritten phrase within notes

SearchTogether Internet Explorer Search Collaboration Tool


Image Composite Editor stitches multiple source images into a seamless panorama

ImageResizer PowerToy right-click resizes one or many image files (Support: How to...)

Imagizer simple application to resize a batch of images.

HD View Utilities display & interaction with very large images. (Support: Website)

HD Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop supports a wide range of pixel formats (high dynamic range, wide gamut formats) & numerous advanced HD Photo features. (Support: MSDN)

Paint.Net originated as a project at Washington State University, & still developed by Microsoft alumni.

Photo Info allows photographers to add, change & delete common "metadata" properties. (Support: FAQ)

Pro Photo Tools for editing metadata in photographs including latitude, longitude, & other location details.

RAW Codecs handles RAW image files with the same ease as JPEG or TIFF images.

TweakMC - Tweak Media Center

trueSpace 3D authoring package for online shared spaces, & for Virtual Earth.

WebGuide provides remote access to your Media Center from any computer with a web browser, including a cell phone or mobile device.

WMV9 PowerToy configures advanced properties of the WMV9 encoder & decoder otherwise only accessible through registry settings


Chirpscreen interactive screensaver updates with content from social networks (i.e. Facebook, Flickr) - it floats the information across the screen, & allows clicking on the content taking you to the web page or social networking site. (Support: MSDN)

Dark Aurora (1500 × 1125) Wallpaper from Long Zheng

Digital Blasphemy's Free 3D Wallpapers - "really-cool" 3rd party wallpapers (Support: MSDN)

Exchange Server Team's 3 wallpapers with new logo

FlipClock Screensaver (Support: MSDN)

Flittrbook, a WPF screensaver mashup of 3 popular social networking sites: Flickr, Twitter, & Facebook. (Support: MSDN)

Halo 3 Wallpaper

How to Customize ScreenSavers via Registry.

Live Services & Mesh Desktop Wallpapers

New Zealand Bliss backgrounds & Wallpaper

(RED) Wallpapers raise awareness for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Silverlight Team's “Dusk” DreamScene - Standard & Widescreen

Silverlight Team's Wallpaper - Dawn "Blue" & Dusk "Black" inspired widescreen & 4:3 desktop wallpapers

Virtual Earth Screensaver reads RSS feeds to show interesting Virtual Earth birdseye & satellite images with users' information

Vista Wallpapers by Hamad Darwish

Vista's Winning Wallpapers from Microsoft Singapore

Wallpapers from Microsoft Employees: Michael Swanson & Mikhail Arkhipov's 1920 x 1200 (16:10 "widescreen") & 1600 x 1200 (4:3 "standard"), Peggi Goodwin's Gorgeous Nature Images (various)

Wallpapers & Tool from MSN - 100's of Free Wallpapers & Wallpaper Creation Tool

Xbox 360 "Jump in" Holiday Wallpaper - 800 x 600 & 1024 x 768

Yule Log Visualization for Windows Media Player



GAMES for Windows Vista from MSN's Game Zone

Go (traditional Chinese board game), Hua Rong Dao Game & Rubik's Cube Game from Microsoft's Xu Wang

Sudoku Game from Microsoft's Carlos Aguilar Mares

Windows Pranks:

    • April Fool's Day Prank wait until the assigned time & runs one of two (or both!) effects:  Desktop Zoom In/Out & Desktop Rotate!
    • Halloween Prank involving "dripping animated blood down a victim's screen"


Easy Transfer automatically copies files, photos, music, email & settings to your Windows Vista based PC.

Malicious Software Removal Tool (32 & 64 bit) detects & removes infections by malware.

SyncToy helps copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders & computers.

Windows Live OneCare service has been upgraded to support Windows Vista.

Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility restores backups made on Windows XP, & Windows Server 2003.


Fingerprint Reader - DigitalPersona Password Manager 2.0 (Support: How to . . .)

Habu Gaming Mice Drivers & Firmware

Keyboard IntelliType 6.3 for Vista & Vista 64

LifeChat Headset 1.3

Mouse & Trackball IntelliPoint 6.3 for Vista & Vista 64  (Support: How to . . . )

Webcams LifeCam 2.04

XBox 360 Controller & Wireless Gaming Receiver for Vista & Vista 64 (Support: DOC)


DebugView monitor debug output on a local system, or any computer on the network via TCP/IP. It displays both kernel-mode & Win32 debug output, so you don't need a debugger to catch the debug output your applications or device drivers generate, nor do you need to modify applications or drivers to use non-standard debug output APIs.

Debug Diagnostic Tool assists in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation, & crashes in any Win32 user-mode process.

Debugging Tools for Windows - used to debug drivers, applications, & services on systems running both 32 bit & 64 bit versions of Windows.

Fiddler HTTP & HTTPS Website Debugging PowerTool supports viewing & modifying HTTP & HTTPS traffic. It also can be saved to Visual Studio WebTest files.

Image Colorizer demonstrates how to write an application for colorizing digital photos using the inking support provided by Tablet PC APIs.

LUA Buglight helps developers & IT Pros (sysadmins) identify specific causes of admin-permissions issues (a.k.a. LUA bugs) in desktop applications.

PowerShell & PowerShell 64 command-line shell & scripting language allows managing computers via commands or scripts, improving productivity through system automation. (Support: Website)

Graphical Help File (including cmdlet help & the About topics) in a fully-searchable, graphical format (a standard Windows .chm file). Also included in the help file is the VBScript to Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide & a collection of PowerShell Tips of the Week.

PowerGUI is an extensible graphical administrative console for managing systems based on Windows PowerShell. The tool allows to use the rich capabilities of Windows PowerShell in a familiar & intuitive GUI console. (Support: MSDN)

PowerShell + console embedded in a rich & intuitive user interface. (Support: PowerShell Team)

Product Identification Tool creates a product signature for your installed application.

Robotics Studio is an environment to create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware.

Introductory Courseware demonstrates common robotics concepts such as reading sensors, controlling actuators, designing simple behaviors, & having a robot interacting with its environment.

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a free lightweight, & embeddable version of SQL Server 2005. (Support: Books Online)

Storyboard Designer is used to diagram (model) & generate documentation for a storyboard scenario.

Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions. (Support: SDK)

Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions (Individual Files or ISO Image) includes:

    • Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
    • Visual Basic 2008 Express
    • Visual C# 2008 Express
    • SQL Server 2005 Compact
    • SQL Server 2005 Express
    • MSDN Express Documentation

Windows Media Center SDK - Documentation, tools, & sample code for developing Windows Media Center applications & services.

    • Media Center Markup Language Preview Tool provides a graphical user interface to craft the command line parameters which can be used with the Media Center Markup Language Preview Tool available with the Windows Media Center SDK.

Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker Software Developers Kit create & add custom special effects and transitions to Windows Movie Maker; also create custom transitions, buttons, and menu styles to Windows DVD Maker.

Windows Vista SDK includes documentation, samples, and tools designed to help develop applications & libraries using both Win32 & .NET Framework 3.0 technologies. (Also: ISO Image)


Agent components provide animated characters (Genie, Merlin, Peedy, Robby & "Custom") to appear during specific help or instruction. (Support FAQ)

Alt-Tab Replacement in addition to the icon of the application window you are switching to, you see a preview of the page. 

Calculator Plus also performs many types of conversions.

ConferenceXP enables you to see & hear others in a virtual collaborative space, called a venue. You collaborate on an electronic whiteboard or PowerPoint presentation, send messages and more.

Feeds Plus is an Internet Explorer 7 add-on for RSS  pop-up notifications.

FolderShare keeps important files at your fingertips - anywhere. All file changes are automatically synchronized between linked computers, so you always access the latest files.

GroupBar desktop tool offers enhanced window management capabilities in a taskbar-like setting. Through simple drag-and-drop operations on window tiles within the bar, users can create lightweight, transient grouping relationships that allow them to perform certain higher-level window layout functions on multiple windows at once.

Location Finder turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. Location Finder uses WiFi access points - or reverse IP lookup when WiFi is not available - to center and display the person's location on the Windows Live Local.

MapCruncher converts existing maps into an online format that’s easy to use as Virtual Earth. PDF and raster maps can be converted just by clicking on corresponding landmarks on the user's map. (Support: Website)

My Font Tool converts your handwriting into a TrueType font, making typed text appear written by hand.

Open Command Window Here adds an "Open Command Window Here" context menu option on file system folders, giving a quick way to open a command window.

Power Calculator graphd and evaluated functions as well as performs many conversions.

Scalable Fabric task management system. A central focus area, defined by you, contains windows that behave in the traditional way. When you drag a window into the periphery, it becomes smaller and continues to get smaller the closer you get to the edge of the screen. This makes it possible to keep windows open all the time, and change "minimize" to mean "return to the periphery". (Support: Website)

Snip IT can email selected text within Internet Explorer.

Taskbar Magnifier magnifies part of the screen from the taskbar.

TIME ZONES: There are two programs that help deal with multiple Time Zones: Premium Time Zone requires genuine Windows XP, the Standard Time Zone program does not. (Support: Working with Time Zones)

Tweak UI gives access to system settings not exposed in the default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

USB Flash Drive Manager backup & restore files to/from a USB Flash Drive device.

Virtual Desktop Manager manages up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar

Virtual Machine is Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine for Internet Explorer, allowing you to view java applets on Web pages.

Webcam Timershot takes and saves pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam.

Windows Live Writer blogging authoring tool

XML Notepad 2007 provides browsing and editing XML documents. (Support: Design Doc)

XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack enables you to view, generate and index XPS Documents.

ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. 


eBooks Reader offers digital versions of printed books using ClearType technology.  

Optional Reference & Dictionaries


ActiveSync synchronization of Outlook information, Office docs, pics, music, videos and applications from your desktop to Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs & Smartphones.

Clear Cache Feature for Internet Explorer  – automatically deletes all temporary Internet files, cookies, and history files. This was developed to programmatically clear these files when a corrupt entry caused errors with Internet Explorer.

ClearType Tuner fine tunes the ClearType technology via the Control Panel, making it easier to read text on your screen. A necessity for LCD screens (portables and flat screens) -- Or try it On-Line. [Bonus = Consolas ClearType Font Pack]

Color Control Panel Applet adds a new "Color" item to the control panel, providing viewing and editing color management settings.

Desktop Language Settings changes language, keyboard, and regional settings for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office.

Desktop Search 4 helps you to find, preview, and use your documents, e-mail, music, photos, and other items.

Font Properties Extension adds several new property tabs to the fonts dialog box. (Support: Website)

ISO Recorder Power Toy makes images of CDs & DVDs to create ISO images.

Keyboard Layout Creator create & modify keyboard layouts.

MSN Search Toolbar software and components.

Mount ISO Files Virtually - this tool allows ISO image files to be mounted virtually as a CD/DVD device.

RoboCopy GUI - GUI for Command Line Utility ROBOCOPY

SequoiaView - Treemap visualization of hard drive’s contents. (Utilityapproved  by the PowerToys group)

SyncToy helps copy, move, and synchronize files with digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops. (Support: How to  . . .)

System Configuration Utility (msconfig) has been updated with a Tools Tab. The System Configuration utility automates the routine troubleshooting steps used when diagnosing system configuration issues. (Support: How to MSCONFIG & How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting)

Terminals is a "tabbed" terminal services/remote desktop client used for controlling multiple connection simultaneously. 

Transliteration Utility (TU) tool for transliterating one natural language script to another (like Serbian Latin to Serbian Cyrillic or Latin to Inuktitut). Plus, it can be used to create, edit, debug, and test natural language transliteration modules used to convert one script to another. (Support: How to . . .)

Tweakomatic utility that writes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts enablimg you to retrieve and/or configure Windows and Internet Explorer settings locally or remotely.

User State Migration Tool (USMT) migrates user files and settings during large deployments by capturing desktop, network and application settings as well as a user files, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation. (Support: Homepage)

Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows running multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation. (Support: Technical Overview)

VirtualWiFi abstracts a single WLAN card to appear as multiple virtual WLAN cards to the user. The user can then configure each virtual card to connect to a different wireless network. Therefore, VirtualWiFi allows a user to simultaneously connect his machine to multiple wireless networks using just one WLAN card.

Windows SteadyState is designed for schools, libraries, Internet Cafés, and other public locations.

Wntipcfg This GUI tool gives you information about your IP configuration.


Bootvis – Microsoft states this tool is not available, but they still “support it”.  Bootvis “was” a performance tracing and visualization tool designed to help identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software.

Change Analysis Diagnostic tracks Windows OS changes 

COMDisable tool, views, disable or enable a list of available COM ports.

DebugView monitors kernel-mode and Win32 debug output on your local or networked TCP/IP computer.

Desktop Heap Monitor examines usage of a WIN32 subsystem that has an internal heap area known as "desktop heap". When running large number of programs, "Out Of Memory" error messages appear when you attempt to start new programs or try to use programs that are already running, even though you still have plenty of physical and pagefile memory available. (Support: KB126952)

DiskMon logs and displays all hard disk activity.

DLL Online Help Database – helps identify DLL version conflicts.

Fiddler is an HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data. (Support: HTTP Debugging)

Guided Help (depending on the problem) can automatically guide you through various steps to perform some diagnostic tasks yourself. (Support: How to . . .)

Kernel Memory Space Analyzer helps expert debugging engineers analyze crash dump files.

MDAC Component Checker helps you determine installed version information and diagnose installation issues with the Microsoft Data Access Components (Support: MDAC Website)

Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. (Support: Users Guide)

Network Diagnostics for Windows XP tool (xpnetdiag) analyzes information about your network connectivity to help troubleshoot common connection problems. (Support: KB914440)

Portmon monitors and displays all serial and parallel port activity on a system. Advanced filtering and search capabilities make it a powerful tool for tracking down problems in system or application configurations.

PortQry Command Line Port Scanner is a command-line utility that troubleshoots TCP/IP connectivity issues by reporting the port status of TCP and UDP ports on a computer you choose. For details, see KB310099 and description. (Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers)

Port Reporter logs TCP and UDP port activity on a local Windows system by running as a service logging which ports are used, which process is using the port, if the process is a service, which modules the process has loaded and which user account is running the process. (Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers)

Port Reporter Parser Tool is a log parser for Port Reporter log files. Port Reporter Parser has many features that can help you analyze Port Reporter log files. 

Process Explorer shows information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

Process Monitor shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.

Product Support's Reporting Tools and Premier Services Reporting Utility (Alliance version) facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. There are 8 specialty versions, one for each of the following support scenario categories: Alliance, Directory Services (not for NT 4.0), Networking, Clustering, SQL, Software Update Services, MDAC and Base / Setup / Storage / Print / Performance. (Support: Blog Article & Overview)

Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities zipped into a single file containing the individual troubleshooting tools and help files.

User Mode Process Dumper (userdump) dumps any running Win32 processes memory image (including system processes such as csrss.exe, winlogon.exe, services.exe, etc) on the fly, without attaching a debugger, or terminating target processes. Generated dump file can be analyzed or debugged by using the standard debugging tools.

User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof) deletes all data that is stored in a user profile including desktop settings, favorites, program-specific data that is contained in the Application Data folder, and the contents of the My Documents folder.

User Profile Hive Cleanup helps with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems ensuring that user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off when using Roaming Profiles or locked profiles as implemented through the Shared Computer Toolkit.

Video Decoder Checkup Utility helps determine if an MPEG-2 DVD video decoder is installed, and whether it's compatible with Media Player 10 or Media Center Edition.

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility can remove a program's configuration information if experiencing installation (Setup) problems. 

Windows Support Tools are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to assist in diagnosing and resolving computer problems.


Baseline Security Analyzer includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA will scan for common security misconfigurations in the following products: Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, IIS 5.0 & 6.0, SQL Server 7.0 & 2000, MSIE 5.01 and later, and Office 2000, 2002 & 2003. MBSA also scans for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs published to Microsoft Update. (Support Tool: Visio Connector for MBSA 2.0, MBSA Homepage)

Malicious Software Removal Tool checks for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. (Updated on the second Tuesday of each month.) 

Promqry and PromqryUI detects if a network sniffer that is running on a computer. If a system has network interfaces in promiscuous mode, it may indicate the presence of a network sniffer running on the system.

PromqryUI provides a Windows graphical interface that can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode.

Promqry is a command line tool that can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode.

Windows Defender protects against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

Windows Live Safety Center – Web service designed to ensure the health of your computer with free scanning tools helping get rid of unwanted software.   


Office Accounting 2007

Word 5.5 for DOS - Huh?


SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2005 with Advanced Services

Visual 2005 Web Developer
Visual BasicC#, C++, & J#


CD Slide Show Generator can view images burned to a CD as a slide show.

"Decades" Auto Playlist Pack include dozens new auto playlists to organize your music by decades—from the 1940s through the new millennium.

Device Manager Software Development Kit (SDK) works with devices that support the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).

Easy Camera Calibration Tool determines a camera’s internal parameters (focal length, aspect ratio, radial distortion, etc.). The technique only requires the camera to observe a planar pattern shown at a few (at least two) different orientations. Either the camera or the planar pattern can be freely moved. The motion need not be known. (Support: Website)

GroupShot creates a composite image from a series of photos. The photos must be of the same scene, taken from the same point of view within a short period of time. (Support: Help, Website & Channel 9 Video)

HTML Slide Show Wizard creates an HTML slide show of your digital pictures.

Image Resizer resizes one or many image files with a right-click. (Support: How to . . .)
JetStream Image Editor with cut and paste tool, based on sequential curve growing with interaction. (Support: Website)

Media Audio 9 Lossless to PCM Converter - command line tool converts files encoded using Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless back into the original PCM WAV format.

Media Bonus Pack: utilities, PowerToys, visualizations, skins, sound effects, and much more. (Net Install Version)

Media Capture capture uncompressed AVI video files with mono, stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 channels of audio, with up to 24 bit resolution and sampling rates up to 192KHz.

Media Encoder provides support for high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more. (Support: Introduction to . . .)

Media Encoder Studio Edition for video professionals, focused on the creation of high-quality, offline encoded content.

Media Mono to Multichannel Wave Combiner 9 Series - command line tool will combine 2, 6 or 8 mono WAV files into an audio-only AVI file that can be used as a source with the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series.

Media Player Software Development Kit (SDK) introduces a range of new features and functionality for customizing the Player and Player Control.

Media Professional Exhibitor intended for playback at full-screen resolution at all times. All transport and playlist controls appear on a (required) second monitor allowing for a theatrical viewing experience.

Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit introduces the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), which enables you to manage content on any portable device.

Movie Maker create, edit, and share home movies easily with drag-and-drops. [Fun Packs: Winter 2002 & 2003 - Creative Audio, TitlesCustom Effects and Transitions] (Support: Blog Posting)

Photo Info allows photographers to add, change and delete common "metadata" properties for digital photographs from inside Windows Explorer. (Support: FAQ)

Paint.Net originated as a Computer Science senior design project at Washington State University, and is still developed by the two alumni Rick Brewster and Tom Jackson who now work for Microsoft. Don't forget the Free Paint.Net Plug-Ins!

Photo Story create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories.

Producer 2003 for users of PowerPoint 2002 & 2003, includes improved audio and video quality, better synchronization, and presentation-sharing tools.

RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for serious photographers. Organize and work with digital RAW files in Windows Explorer, providing thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images. (Support: White Paper)

TweakMediaPlayer gives access to advanced settings for the library, CD burning, and full-screen mode. Adjust music queuing in the library, automatic volume leveling for burning audio CDs, full-screen animations, and much more.

Video Cube loads an AVI movie file as a volume, and play back the movie sampling space and time in different ways. It also provides a single cutting plane for interactively viewing single spacetime slices of the video. (Support: Video Cubisum)


3 Degrees connects people into a small group, so you can do fun things together. Throw animations to each others' desktops with winks. Listen together to a shared playlist created from music that you own with musicmix.

Carioca Rummy Card Game is a fun form of Contract Rummy popular in Argentina and Chile.

Game Voice Share Talk strategy to your teammates. Talk trash to your opponents. Game Voice brings the power of voice to games, whether you're online, on a LAN, or offline. (Support: How to . . .)

Match-Up! Similar to the game "Concentration", test your memory and matching skills while racing against the clock.

SafeDisc – When running a restricted user account with fast user switching under Windows XP, some games will not start correctly. The game requests that the original disk be placed in the drive, even if it is already present.

XBox 360 Controller & Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows XP & Windows Vista & Windows XP 64 & Windows Vista 64 (Support: Documentation)

All Microsoft Free Game Demos


Fingerprint Reader - DigitalPersona Password Manager 2.0 (Support: How to . . .)

Keyboard - IntelliType 6.1 for Windows XP & Windows Vista and Windows XP 64 & Windows Vista 64

Mouse & Trackball - IntelliPoint 6.1 for Windows XP & Windows Vista, Windows XP 64 & Windows Vista 64  (Support: How to . . . ) -- New Habu Mice

Webcams - LifeCam 1.21 for Windows XP & Windows Vista


4 the Dogs (Patas) - Four themes with "mans best friend."

BlueScreen of Death Screen Saver (BSOD) Who say's Microsoft doesn't have a sense of humor?

Brazilian Beaches (Praias do Brasil) - Four of Brazil's famous beaches: Florianopolis, Buzios, Jericoacoara e Fernando de Noronha.

Brazilian Carnival Three types of parties according to regions: Olinda, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese New Year Theme Pack 2006.

Christmas Theme.

Creativity Fun Pack PowerToys automatically select images for your Desktop or Screen Saver.

Danish Spring & Summer themes by photographers from the Nordic countries.

Desktop Wallpapers from Microsoft Employees: Michael Swanson & Mikhail Arkhipov's 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio "widescreen") and 1600 x 1200 (4:3 aspect ratio "standard"), Peggi Goodwin's Gorgeous Nature Images (various resolution) and three from the Exchange Server Team.

Dungeon Siege Screensaver from the magical Land of Ehb.

Egypt Nile Theme.

European Union Flags Screensaver.

Final Fantasy XI Desktop Theme.

Flight Simulator X Screensaver

Historical Monuments of Québec Theme.

Holiday Snowflakes Screensaver.

Ireland Desktop Theme by Fáilte Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Italian Pasta Theme Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth Skin for Windows Media Player 10 The skin was created in partnership with Electronic Arts and designed by The Skins Factory.

MSN Screensaver personalize your screensaver with background photos, news and weather information from MSN or any RSS feeds from websites you choose.

Nunavut (Canadian Arctic Region) - Desktop Theme

New Zealand Bliss A special Queen's Birthday 2005 edition (Preview Samples)

Office Dinosaur Screensaver. Share the Microsoft Office Dino's pain as he dances his way through one embarrassing technological difficulty after another.

Ontario Canada - Desktop Theme

Plus! Dancer LE enables you to experience the fun of entertaining dancers that groove to beats of the music that's playing on your desktop.

    • Cobey See Cobey get down to Hip Hop!
    • Evan & Michele Spice up your desktop with the sexy Argentinean tango.
    • Scooby-Doo See Scooby-Doo do the Scooby Shuffle!

Portuguese Discoveries Theme Pack produced in cooperation with Protugal's National Library - Ministry of Culture.

Ree Ree Khao Sarn, the traditional Thai children's game includes colorful wallpaper,icons and animated screensaver with sound, demonstrating children play.

Royale Noir: "Secret" internal Microsoft XP Theme.

San Fermín Desktop Theme is specifically designed for the Spanish speaking community.

Security Screensavers two screen savers remind us of basic security practices -- Ten Immutable Laws of Security, & Ten Immutable Laws of Security Administration.

Thème Québec.

TimeDimension Screensaver futuristic "clock" by Brazilian designer Hans Donner

Valentine's Day Screensaver celebrates (duh) Valentine's Day.

Video Screensaver includes sample movie footage of countries all over the world.

Windows XP Screensaver.

Windows Vista Theme for Windows XP.

Winter Fun Pack 2004 for Windows XP Installer.

Winter 2006 TechNet Scripting Games Screensaver.

World of Warcraft Skin for Media Player 10 - Blizzard's official World of Warcraft skin.

Xbox Screensavers, Desktops & Media Player skins.

Zune Desktop Theme.

How about the script tools:



Script Encoder:

En dat was het!!!


LET OP: Alle credits gaan uit naar Blake Handler.. een evangelist uit de VS.


Veel plezier met spelen!




Alex de Jong

Windows 7 Live demo bijwonen:

22 januari is er het NGN congnes waar Tony en Daniel de eerste Windows 7 live demo gaan doen. uiteraard is er veel meer te beleven zoals presentaties van o.a. Tony, Daniel, Ruben Spruijt en mijzelf. Ook zijn een aantal partners van Microsoft aanwezig waaronder Citrix en PQR. en

kortingscode: adj2201 (toegang kost dan 75 euro)


Michel de Rooij zei:

75 EUR .. moet je wel lid zijn van die club. Bedankt

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