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Sysinternal Launchers

I'm going to merge all of my Sysinternal launchers here.

To use any of these wrappers, you will first need to download the executable. I have linked them to the proper page. Download the Launcher. Run the launcher, then follow the instructions in the ReadMe.txt. The links are also given in the readme.
Autoruns Portable
Autoruns Executable
Launcher
AutorunsPortable Homepage
Nascent Mirror
Autoruns Launcher
Homepage
Autoruns checks the registry and tells you whats, well, been set to Autorun

Process Explorer Portable
Process Explorer Executable
Launcher
Process Explorer Portable Homepage
Nascent Mirror
Process Explorer Launcher
Homepage
Process Explorer is essentially a beefier version of Task Manager

Process Monitor PortableNEW!
Process Monitor Executable
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ProcessMonitor Portable Homepage
Nascent Mirror
Autoruns Launcher
Homepage
Process Monitor allows you to see what a process is doing

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cool

Ill definitively check the out.

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Thanks for your efforts.

I am also making use of your Sysinternal loaders.

Cheers,

nwpsys

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Hey, dude, you should make a

Hey, dude, you should make a lanucher for the BSOD screensaver. I'd love to see some certain people freak out!

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SCR = EXE

How Screensavers Work

Doesn't need anything else. Some spyware use this screensaver now, but they run it from a different location than the system screensavers.

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A Trick

Here's a trick that might be useful. This applies to Autoruns, but the same thing should work with the others.

It applies to the situation where the AutorunsPortable has been installed, but the Autoruns.exe program itself has not been copied to the appropriate directory.


NoProgramEXE:
  ClearErrors
  CopyFiles `\\live.sysinternals.com\tools\autoruns.exe` `$EXEDIR\App\${DEFAULTAPPDIR}\`
  CopyFiles `\\live.sysinternals.com\Tools\autoruns.chm` `$EXEDIR\App\${DEFAULTAPPDIR}\`
  IfErrors 0 FoundProgramEXE

There are some other changes that might need to be made, like setting variables that normally wouldn't get set if the EXE isn't found. Or just tell the user to restart.

Another option is to have the program run from that location -- that way you always have the latest. Of course that only works if the network/firewall allow.

That trick won't work all the time, obviously, but it should work enough of the time to be helpful.

MC

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I think my router blocks SMB

I think my router blocks SMB (it might be a default setting). So it probably won't work for anyone with a firewall or router with decent default settings (SMB over internet is not a common thing, it's intended for local networks).

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That sysinternal site isn't

That Sysinternals Live site isn't using SMB, it's using WebDAV which can go through most firewalls/routers. Your web proxy may be filtering executables.

BTW: To use WebDAV on Windows you need the WebClient service running (which is off by default in my experience).

Reference: http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV#Microsoft_Windows_clients (some troubleshooting tips)

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Well, whatever magic Explorer

Well, whatever magic Explorer uses to make it happen, if the trick works, the end user doesn't have to copy the files. Perhaps the installer could try the trick, and if it fails put up a messagebox reminding the user to do it manually. Or it could try another way.

I didn't say it would work all the time, just that it might work often enough to save some end users an additional and possibly awkward step. (I suppose someone wanting to use a sysinternals utility should not find that step awkward, but those types tend to be lazy and admire a good trick.)

There's at least one NSIS Plugin to let you use the http protocol directly, if WebDAV is not consistent enough for you. You can download the individual files from http://live.sysinternals.com/tools/, so you wouldn't have to worry about unzipping them.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I was hoping some might find it useful.

(SMB inbound should definitely be blocked at your router/firewall, but I don't believe an outbound SMB connection, if such is possible, bears much risk.)

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When I wrote these, I hadn't

When I wrote these, I hadn't considered/didn't know about those. There's also a plugin for extraction.

I might consider adding the code for these. At least in Process Explorer and Process Monitor. I want the end user to at least understand zipping/unzipping a file before they start shutting off process willy nilly.

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Here's another way to

Here's another way to accomplish it, this time putting it in the installer:

  ;=== BEGIN: POST-INSTALL CODE
    CopyFiles `\\live.sysinternals.com\tools\autoruns.exe` `$INSTDIR\App\autoruns\`
    CopyFiles `\\live.sysinternals.com\Tools\autoruns.chm` `$INSTDIR\App\autoruns\`
  ;=== END: POST-INSTALL CODE

MC

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I used these apps without

I used these apps without launchers. Now this is corrected. Thank you very much!

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process explorer not work from menu

from the menu I can not start the process explorer, but it works when I start the launcher directly. What can I correct?

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This may be a problem with

This may be a problem with the appinfo.ini files under App\Appinfo\appinfo.ini.

I'll take a and report back, as I'm curently swamped.

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probably,

since I managed to correct this behaviour for other apps which did this.

But somehow did not get the the things right for this one her.

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Same problem as ottosykora

I am unable to start process explorer from the menu. I noticed that in the appinfo.ini on the last line, there is an extra "c" in Start=ProccessExplorerPortable.exe. However, when I corrected this, I was still unable to start Process Explorer fromthe menu.
In addition, the autorunsportable.ini in the other/source directory is for Startup Manager Portable.

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You may have needed to

You may have needed to restart the menu. The ini is probably wrong. I haven't taken the time to update these. I will do that at some point, but not right now.

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Why do you need a launcher?

I'm guessing you didn't do this because you were bored and the whole suite is just a bunch of executables and docs that you can just dump into a folder in the portableapps folder and it'll run fine. So I guess they leave something behind...but I have no idea what that is?

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it is not so bad

you can run regshot and you will see it is not so much they leave in the registry.
Just if you run the exe first time, it will make entries to the registry , yo uhave to click away some eula.

If it does not disturb, it is ok, I am also usung most things just plain.

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Rygir: So I guess they leave

Rygir: So I guess they leave something behind...but I have no idea what that is?

I love the new quote feature. They leave registry keys behind in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Sysinternals\AppName

The launcher simply backs up the registry key (if its already there), then inserts the user's (your) settings. When the program exits it reverses the procedure.

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I like the idea, but ..

.. what would stop this being a single install? I.e. one that allows you to unzip the entire sysinternals suite into the Apps directory and has the main apps (the ones you list above) at top level - and so appear in the portable apps menu.

Then should you decide to add more of their apps it just means adding another exe for new the app rather than creating a new paf project.

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