New Article and Update: Process Monitor v1.1

New Article and Update: Process Monitor v1.1

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Introduction to the PsTools: Wes Miller gives a high-level overview of the Sysinternals PsTools in the March column of his TechNet Magazine column.  

The following Sysinternals utility has been updated:

Process Monitor v1.1: We’re excited to announce this major Process Monitor update that introduces several new features and enhancements. These include:

  • Boot time logging
  • New command-line options for headless operation (/minimize and /terminate)
  • Cancellable search
  • A window finder toolbar button for easily setting process filters
  • Updates to IOCTL and error code display
  • Ability to load arbitrary size trace files
  • Display of source file name and line # in stack traces
  • Autoscroll setting is remembered across runs


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  • Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry

  • I would like to view the "ITs Showtime" session "Advanced Windows Troubleshooting with Sysinternals Process Monitor" but I can't download an offline version and streaming to here sucks, and sucks BIG time.

    Most of the time I just shrug and don't bother attempting to watch if I can't d/l. But I really want to see this one.

    Can you  do anything about making it available for download Otto?

  • I can't make it work on my computer (Windows XP SP2 w. latest updates)

    The program just hangs and doing nothing. After 30 minutes, still nothing at all (not responding) CPU is 0%, Can't even get rid of it thru Task Manager.  It does even not respond to the "End Taks" command.

    I had to kill my computer in the process of stopping!

    I am sorry to say that some up the upgrades from Sysinternals are being worse and worse.

    This thing, killing the computer and its OS because of a program hanging is a thing that I had in the 1980's.

  • Hello Bilbo,

    Regarding the streaming content, unfortunately I don't have the option of posting the actual WMV files. I'll see if there are some other options.

  • Process Monitor does not monitor registry operations since the last versions?

  • "Process Monitor requires Administrators group membership"

    I get the above msg on WXP Pro SP2 and yes I am an admin (Administrators Group). Thus will not monitor!

  • Hi Otto,

    I realize it's not your dept - but if you could pass on, using any channels you can, that offline downloads are really essential for some people; then that'd be great.

    I don't expect a change. But if they hear it from several sources they (and others) may start to get the idea.

    Both home and work (different ISP's) I can download pretty huge files, and prefer hi rather than lo when I can. But streaming just isn't worth the pain here. A couple of minutes of youtube is fine. Something the size/length of a technet briefing is just awful and for some reason the showtime ones are even worse for me.

    I appreciate whatever help or nudging you can do.

  • i enable boot logging, but process monitor not create *.pml file. under windows directory created procmon.pmb...

  • you need to change your text.


    - Cancellable search

    - Autoscroll setting is remembered across runs

    are not "features", they are bugfixes.

  • I have used Filemon and Regmon extensively in the past troubleshoot issues and I am very impressed with the new Process Monitor.

    The integration of the Filemon and Regmon tools is brilliant.

  • Thanks!

  • Mark Russinovich's Process Monitor wurde aktualisiert und mit weiterer Funktionalitt ausgestattet. So bietet das kleine, kostenlose Tool jetzt erweiterte Kommandozeilen-Optionen, einen "Finder" zur Suche spezifischer Prozesse, sowie weitere Funktionen,

  • I have the same problem, a procmon.pmb archive of 7.74 Gb. Thanks for any help.

  • Thank you!

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