Microsoft updates Process Explorer

The free task manager tool that uncovers what the processes running on machines are actually up to just got an update.

The latest version of Process Explorer, v 11.0, promises a faster startup and better user interface responsive...


The popular tool, which has the ability to sniff out exactly which resources are being accessed by applications listed in the task manager, now has a new tree list control that improves user interface performance. It also has several Vista enhancements.

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Updates for Vista include the ability for IT managers to swap out the task manager for Process Explorer and to see the details when a process has been elevated. Microsoft also adds new Vista column and process details for input/output priorities in this update and addresses space layout randomization for processes and dynamic link libraries (DLLs).

Other enhancements include raw SID values shown on the securities properties page, easier control functions, such as /e to launch the elevated status and /s to select a process at startup.

Microsoft has more details about the Process Explorer update on its Web site.

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