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    Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:55pm

This is a guide written for people who have a basic knowledge of windows and want to know a bit more about what Process Explorer is telling them.Wink It tries to avoid going into technical detail.

It has been updated since the original posting to include details about the testlimits utility and some links that people have suggested.
 

People who want to see the full technical details should see the forum posts or buy Mark Russinovich's books that are listed here:

http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/about.aspx

 

This document is designed to complement the other materials like:

The Process Explorer  home page here - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.mspx

The FAQ page here - http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4469

 

To the experts - feel free to suggest corrections and I'll update it where possible.Thumbs%20Up

 
To other readers - Please use this forum to ask questions about the content of the document.

 

The file was scanned for viruses before it was uploaded but you should scan it before opening it. You use the document at your own risk.

 uploads/20071231_045922_pe_guide-public.zip part 2 (Process Explorer)

 
 
Old version 

 uploads/20070607_125155_dll_guide-publi.zip

Thanks to to Karl, jawz101 and mersinli who have made suggestions/corrections or prompted me to update it.


Edited by robbinma - 31 December 2007 at 5:02am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2007 at 10:02am
Hello, robbinma.

I would like to say thanks a lot for taking the pain of writing a guide for non-geeks, i.e. for the majority of computer users.

Let me add a minor correction nonetheless:
Quote It requires administrative privileges to use.

Actually, not quite correct. You may run P.E. as a normal user as well. Just in this case, procexp100.sys will not be loaded, and you will not be able to use P.E. to view all details related to Windows system processes.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2007 at 5:56am
Originally posted by Karlchen Karlchen wrote:

Hello, robbinma.

I would like to say thanks a lot for taking the pain of writing a guide for
non-geeks, i.e. for the majority of computer users.

Let me add a minor correction nonetheless:
Quote It requires administrative privileges to use.

Actually, not quite correct. You may run P.E. as a normal user as well. Just in this case, procexp100.sys will not be loaded, and you will not be able to use P.E. to view all details related to Windows system processes.

Karl
 
Thanks for the response. I have started a new thread here http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=11044&PID=49349#49349 to discuss this.
 
will update the document in a couple of days when I have finished something else off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2007 at 4:54pm
may I suggest  tacking on these video references as well:
 
There's nothing better than seeing Mark and David Solomon presentations on them.


Edited by jawz101 - 04 January 2008 at 11:01pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 September 2007 at 3:08pm
TODO:
Add in reference to TestLimits.exe and the possibly a reference to the sample chapter in Inside Windows about file systems etc....
 
 
Also add in the references/corrections from the people above.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2007 at 11:24pm
Originally posted by jawz101 jawz101 wrote:

may I suggest  tacking on these video references as well:
 
There's nothing better than seeing Mark and David Solomon presentations on them.
thanks
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 December 2007 at 5:03am
All,
 
This has now been updated with some extra content and the top posting has been updated.
 
Best regards,
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2008 at 3:02pm
Query for the moderators...
Is it worth making this sticky so it is visible for new users?
I thought it was but perhaps my last edit changed that.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2008 at 3:22pm
Hi, robbina.

Done. Made sticky again.

Maybe the old forum software bug still exists: if a normal user edits the initial post in a sticky thread created by himself, then the thread will no longer be sticky.

Thanks for investing your time and effort in explaining P.E. to non-techies.

Karl


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2008 at 12:03pm
So, are the files listed in the first post the latest files?


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