Category Archives: Coreinfo

Updates: Coreinfo v3.21, Disk2vhd v2.0, LiveKd v5.31

Coreinfo v3.21: CoreInfo is a command-line tool for reporting processor topology, NUMA performance, and processor features. The v3.21 release adds microcode reporting.

Disk2vhd v2.0: Disk2vhd, a utility for performing physical-to-virtual conversion of Windows systems, adds support for VHDX-formatted VHDs (thanks to Brendan Gruber for contributions), now supports WinRE volumes, can capture removable media, and includes an option to capture live volumes instead of relying on volume shadow copy (VSS).

LiveKd v5.31: LiveKd is a utility for performing live kernel debugging of native systems and virtual machines from the host operating system. This release fixes a debugger help library search bug and fixes a bug in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 mirror dump support.

Updates: AdExplorer v1.44, Contig v1.7, Coreinfo v3.2, Procdump v5.1

AdExplorer v1.44: This release fixes a bug that caused AdExplorer to crash when it encountered corrupted extended rights schemas.

Contig v1.7: Contig is a command-line file defragmentation and fragmentation analysis utility. v1.7 has more detailed fragmentation analysis reporting, fixes a bug that enables creation of contiguous files larger than 8GB, and adds support for setting the valid data length on files to avoid zero-fill overhead.

Coreinfo v3.2: Coreinfo, a command-line utility that dumps processor topology and feature support, now reports the presence of many additional features, including SMAP, RDSEED, BMI1, ADX, HLE, RTM, and INVPCID.

Procdump v5.1: This major update to Procdump, a command-line utility for creating process crash dump files based on triggers or on-demand, adds support for Silverlight applications and the ability to register Procdump as the just-in-time (JIT) debugger for more advanced scenarios.

Updates: Coreinfo v3.1, Desktops v2.0, Livekd v5.3, PsPasswd v1.23, Testlimit v5.22, Whois v1.11

Coreinfo v3.1: This update to Coreinfo, a command line utility that reports detailed information about a system’s processor topology, CPU features, and cache topology, fixes a bug affecting the calculation of NUMA node costs and adds support for several more processor features, including RDRAND, LAHF/SAHF, Prefetchw and Intel Speedstep.

Desktops v2.0: Desktops, a virtual desktop utility for Windows that lets you create up to three additional workspaces, is now compatible with Windows 8, properly supporting Winkey hotkey sequences (like Winkey+R to bring up the Run dialog) on alternate desktops and switching back to the primary desktop’s start screen when you hit Winkey.

Livekd v5.3: LiveKd, a command-line utility that enables you to use the Windows kernel debuggers to examine live systems as well as virtual machines, now support Windows 8.

PsPasswd v1.23: PsPasswd, a Pstools utility for remoting changing local machine passwords, now includes support for changing domain account passwords.

Testlimit v5.22: This release of TestLimit, an educational tool for testing the way Windows handles exhaustion of various resource types such as system commit, fixes an output formatting bug that could have it report KB instead of MB.

Whois v1.11: Whois v1.11, a tool for looking up domain name registration information, includes bug fixes that could cause it to crash if provided with malformed domain name input strings.

Updates: AccessChk v5.1, Autoruns v.11.33, Coreinfo v3.05, Whois v1.1

AccessChk v5.1: This update to AccessChk, a command-line utility that shows the security settings and effective access on many object types, including registry keys and files, now reports Windows 8 claims and capabilities, shows the token of processes running as local system, lists security descriptor flags, and checks for remote interactive logon rights.

Autoruns v11.33: This fixes a bug that caused the run as administrator elevation to fail if Autoruns was started from a path with spaces.

Coreinfo v3.05: Coreinfo, a tool that shows CPU features, cache sizes, and topology, now correctly shows hyperthreading support on AMD multicore systems and lists processor features on Windows XP.

Whois v1.1: Whois is a command-line utility that looks up domain name registration information. This release fixes a bug that could cause an infinite loop and a command-line option, -v, that prints verbose information about domain registration referrals.