Advanced Windows troubleshooting tools

Posted on 2012-08-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-25
I am researching into Windows troubleshooting tools that will help us with performance issues and such like.

So far, I have:

1 Windows Perfmon
2. Event Log
3. TCP View
4. ProcessMon
5. Wireshark
6. ProcessExplorer

Can anyone think of anything else?
Question by:richlionel
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    by:Rich Weissler
    Well, not an 'advanced tool', but the old standby -- "Windows Task Manager".

    I'd add 'DebugView' to the list.

    And to check for missing critical patches, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA).
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    SysInternals PSTOOLS and Autoruns are also must have's.
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    I don't use Wireshark enough to know for sure that is isn't capable of this, but Microsoft Network Monitor allows you to view information from the wire on a 'pre process' basis - i.e. you can see all packet information relating specifically to Internet Exporer, for example.

    I've found this extremely useful, and so prefer MS Network Monitor to wireshark!



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