A new version of the Sysinternals Suite is now available for download, with four updated utilities: Autoruns, Coreinfo, PortMon, and Process Explorer.
The suite of tools
from Mark Russinovich is meant to provide users with troubleshooting utilities, as well as with help files.
These tools play important parts in Microsoft support, and the number of Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles that refer to them is increasing fast as proof of that.
In the latest Sysinternals Suite release, Autoruns was brought up to version 11.21; Coreinfo and Portmon were updated to version 3.03 each, while Process Explorer was brought up to 15.12.
The release notes for the new Sysinternals Suite build include:
Autoruns v11.21: This update to Autoruns fixes a number of minor bugs, including one that could result in a crash when certain scheduled tasks are configured.
Coreinfo v3.03: Coreinfo, a command-line utility that dumps information about a system’s CPU topology and capabilities, now reports the presence of TSC (timestamp counter) Invariant support.
Portmon v3.03: Portmon, a utility for monitoring serial and parallel port traffic, includes some minor bug fixes and user-interface consistency updates.
Process Explorer v15.12: This update to Process Explorer makes the search dialog asynchronous and reports the types of found items. It also fixes several bugs, including showing a small font when run after an older version, a bug in the restart-process functionality, working set columns not showing data, and again shows information about service processes when run from an unprivileged user account.
These utilities can be downloaded from Microsoft as standalone applications, or as part of the Sysinternals Suite package. You can find the full Sysinternals Suite available for download on Softpedia via this link
In addition to announcing the new release, the Sysinternals team also mentioned the fact that Mark Russinovich would be speaking at the RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco at the end of February.