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Accessing protected windowsApps games files - unauthorized access on SYSTEM and after taking windowsApps ownership [duplicate]

My first question got locked and redirected to question that didn't resolve this question. It's related only to step 1. and not to further steps- therefore I'm creating new one- How do I work with ...
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Why is it that a tool like sysinternals Autoruns might not know the location of a startup?

From the help file for autoruns: Note: before you send e-mail reporting what you believe to be an auto-start location that's overlooked by Autoruns, please make sure that Autoruns doesn't cover it and ...
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How are Windows SysInternal Utilities Licensed? [closed]

Specifically I want to know about SDELETE by Mark Russinovich. I didn't find any license attached, although he holds a Copyright for it.. I want to know because I want to distribute it in my own ...
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How to force a program to launch on current desktop, using sysinternals desktops

Some programs appear on Desktop 1 although they are launched when a different Desktop is active. One example is Zotero, another is Microsoft Teams (which is launched indirectly by pasting a link into ...
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How to launch a program on different desktop, using sysinternals desktops

Is there a way to start a program on a different desktop? Say if Desktop 2 is currently displayed, how could I open Notepad on Desktop 4?
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Checking all connections on Windows 7

I want to check all outbound/inbound connections when my pc is (apparently) idle and possibly permit/deny selectively each of them as soon as they occur. Unfortunately it seems not possible on Windows ...
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Process Monitor: Any way to tell what process is terminating another?

I use Process Monitor from SysInternals to view logs from users' when they're being unable to launch an application. Very often users are running various security software they're not even aware of, ...
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editing sysinternal log to post on forum

I use sysinternal tool procmon https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon I want to edit its log because I want to post it online on technical forums for disucssions. I want to ...
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Sysinternals Live unexpectedly slow?

I understand that the live version will inevitably be slower than a local copy. However, considering my system specs and bandwidth, the amount of latency experienced seems far too disproportionate to ...
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How to enable “View Source” in Process Monitor?

Sysinternals Process Monitor has a button to "view the source" on a Event Properties > Stack element: It is disabled in my trace. What do I need to enable it?
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Bypassing agreement prompt for DiskUsage.exe?

I am running du.exe on a remote windows machine and do not want to have to access the remote machine's desktop, but the first run of du.exe is requiring an acceptance of the agreement which would ...
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High CPU usage from Explorer.exe - Suspecting Dropbox and/or Onedrive shell integration at fault

I'm experiencing high CPU usage from Explorer.exe and I am using SysInternals' Process Explorer to try to diagnose the issue. Frequently I will get a CPU History graph like this (or worse, showing ...
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What is corel doing on my udp connections for Chrome?

I have a weird mc.corel.com address lingering in Chrome and some parts of svchost processes, what is going on?
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Cmd instantly closes

So my cmd instantly closes, I tried following this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5373137/cmd-exe-closes-immediately-after-calling-win7-64 this kind of solves the problem but it introduces a new ...
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Alternative WHOIS client for Windows 10?

The de-facto whois client is Whois 1.20 From SysInternals, but it currently tries to contact moniker.com each time you attempt a whois, and now it is running into an endless loop situation.
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What determines a DLL's “create time” in the ListDLLs output?

I've run ListDlls on an EXE that I'm unsure should be running no my computer. The dates are all over the place for the DLLs in the output. I'm curious as to how the "create time" field is set.
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In Process Monitor, is it possible to see what data is written/read per entry?

In Process Monitor, is it possible see what data is being read/written to a particular item, be it a file or registry? For example, if a program added "platform=x64" to settings.ini somewhere, Process ...
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In the output of SysInternals Handle.exe what does RWD stand for?

I'm using handle.exe from SysInternals to grab information about open handles. Running just handle.exe -p cmd to get the handles for cmd.exe, I get the following output. Other output is similar, just ...
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DefaultPassword registry key not present after enabling autologon with sysinternals autologon

I'm trying to enable Autologon using SystInternals "Autologon" program. After entering Username , Domain and Password I got the message "Autologon successfully enabled". But the registry doesn't ...
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PsExec treats second remote computer in list as a program name

PsExec behaves very strangely when run on a specific server When I use PsExec to run a program on multiple remote machines in most cases, it works perfectly fine. When I run the same command on one ...
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Where does chocolatey install sysinternals?

Chocolatey has a nice sysinternals package, but where does it install to? (by default) https://chocolatey.org/packages/sysinternals
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How to change “Volume Serial Number” in Windows docker image?

I am trying to change the "Volume Serial Number" of a docker image with Sysinternals VolumeId but I'm getting Error reading drive: The request is not supported. when I run Volumeid64.exe C: 1AAA-111A -...
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System Internals procexp64 wont restore Task Manager

Prior versions of Process Explorer would allow you to toggle on/off the Replace with Task Manager option. However the current version seems not to toggle so well. After turning it on I can no longer ...
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Restore the original task manager after replacing it with the Sysinternals process explorer

After replacing the default Windows task manager with Sysinternals’ process explorer via the Options → Replace task manager menu, how do you undo that action, i.e. restore the original task manager? I’...
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Why do programs start working when I open Process Monitor?

I have a script I wrote that creates and writes to a file every 20 or 30 seconds and it has been doing that fine for the past 15 years or so on 5 versions of Windows, but I installed the outstanding ...
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How can I run SysInternals ProcMon (or equivalent) inside a docker Windows container?

I'm trying to diagnose an issue where a complicated process does not run inside of my Windows Core container. I really need to figure out why it is failing. If this was a VM, I would just pop up the ...
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Errors starting PsExec to run a program as a local service

When I run the following command from an Administrative Command Prompt: psexec64 -i -u "nt authority\network service" C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe I'm getting these error messages: Couldn't install ...
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“I/O write” or “Disk write” affects the SSD?

I like to find out which program using mostly my SSD. I'm using Process Hacker (in elevated mode) to get an overview of my SSD usage and find the programs whose using it mostly. To test the ...
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Process Explorer: Process Disk: Read/Write bytes not working?

I like to find out which program using mostly my SSD. On Windows 7 x64 machine in Process Explorer (opened as Administrator) double clicking on a process opens up the details of it. On the Disk and ...
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Extremely high modified memory usage and pages won't flush

My Lenovo Y50-70 machine suffers of extremely poor performance lately. I'm disturbed by some memory-related issues. The machine has 8gb RAM and the pagefile size is currently 24gb ("Autmomatically ...
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Running Process Monitor causes application to work

This is a longshot, but perhaps someone with knowledge of the internal workings of Sysinternal's Process Monitor may have an idea. Recently we've had a very murky problem at work. We have a software (...
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Why does running a specific command remotely over SSH fail?

I am creating two Bash scripts on my Raspberry Pi, which is running the default Debian-based Linux distro: one to sleep my desktop computer, and one to shut it down. The script to shutdown the ...
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What is the most practical way of finding out which certificate is the problematic one?

I've been using wsusoffline for quite sometime, but recently, I've had this problem. The program downloads an update but then immediately deletes it producing the following warning in the log: ...
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PSEXEC OpenSCManager fails when execute command for workgroup from domain

I am trying to run sysinternals' PSEXEC from my domain machine to workgroup machine and vice versa: Cmd Line: Psexec \\\MachineName -u "username" -p "password" -i -s -d cmd.exe If I run this ...
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PsGetSID shows two usernames and one SID

We changed the logon name of a person in AD from 'name1' to 'name2'. We had problems with some sql boxes picking up the old 'name2' and using it to authenticate so in tracking down why I ran: ...
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PsExec requirements on local computer

What services and settings are required to run psexec on local computer? (e.g. psexec -s -i -d regedit)
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Windows10 - DBGView-Sysinternals outputs from various Windows-Tasks

I´ve got a Laptop (HP ProBook 4720s) with Windows 10 running. For work we use DBGView from sysinternals too catch outputs from our self writen programs in order too find hard to find errors / bugs ...
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DEP: Sysinternals Process Explorer != static analysis != BinScope

I have an executable running ("heidisql.exe"). The Sysinternals Process Explorer shows "DEP (permanent)" in the column DEP. I checked the binary statically (among other things using pestudio). The ...
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Which processes are accessing CD/DVD drive?

I'm trying to install StarCraft 1 on my Windows 7 machine, but it's taking forever and it sounds like the DVD drive is thrashing. Is there any way to see which processes are reading from the DVD drive?...
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“Strings” utility including linefeed (LF) and carrier return (CR)

I want to filter a large file (a raw partition image) for strings (an accidentally deleted text file). The normal "strings" utility (Linux GNU strings or Windows sysinternals strings) does not count ...
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Huge number of strange entries reported by SysInternals' autoruns on my Win7 Ultimate pc

I have been searching for an answer to this for about a month, but without success: A Huge number of strange entries are reported by SysInternals' autoruns utility when I run it on my Windows 7 ...
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Running command on remote windows server and add results to a text file

I am trying to find the installed version of a piece of software on a lot of servers (800+). The command is: "dsmqver -f 2" which returns output like "Version: 7.5.0.2" I have been trying to ...
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What does “I/O Reads or Writes” and “I/O Read Bytes or Write Bytes” mean?

In Task Manager (and Sysinternals' Process Explorer) there are columns called "I/O Reads", "I/O Writes", "I/O Read Bytes" and "I/O Write Bytes". So what do these counters mean exactly? What else, ...
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Is there a GUI or context menu for Windows Explorer for PsFile?

PsFile is a great tool for closing network files that have been held open for some reason on another machine. This happens a lot with Office files, often because the user just left the file open and ...
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Run a scheduled task that can update the desktop background wallpaper without causing a foreground flash?

I like how certain Windows themes rotate through various images, but I also like to use BgInfo to write out various machine info to the desktop wallpaper image. I created a customized BGI file and ...
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Portmon - Portmsys.sys not found

I've been wrestling with Sysinternals' Portmon utility and am trying to get it working under Windows 8.1 64-bit. Initially it would not start - it gave "Error 2" and exited, as detailed in this Stack&...
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Can I use PsExec or similar tool to determine if a remote PC is already logged in?

I'm writing a utility which lets you remotely run a test application on network PCs. I plan to use PsExec to remotely launch the application on each PC but I need to check The PC is reachable The PC ...
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TrueCrypt dismount on Windows 8.1 keeps prompting: “volume contains files or folders being used by applications or system”

I have a volume mounted by TrueCrypt. All works fine, except when I try to dismount it (after verifying I don't have any application or explorer using anything in it). Every time I click the Dismount ...
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Could not start PSEXESVC service on [MachineName]: Access is denied

I'm trying to use PsExec to start a process on a remote machine. I posted this question on SO, but I realized it's probably better suited here. I also have spent a few hours trying to figure this out, ...
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SysInternals Desktops not launching Chrome

I'm using Desktops from SysInternals on Windows 8 and experiencing a problem launching Chrome. Even if I go to the exe of Chrome it will not launch in anything but the first Desktop. Does anyone know ...