Windows Inspection Tool Set is an open source system utility toolkit to offer you a flexible, cross-linked, filtered view into a running Windows system. Through the different tools included in the program, you can view operating system information, processes, services, users, network interfaces and connections, file shares, printers and more. Get notified of system resource status and events such as new network connections, process starts, service status and other system events. It supports all Windows versions since XP SP2 with support for both 32- and 64-bit editions.
It’s best to run the Tool Set with admin privilege to get the most out of the program. Some features will not work properly if it’s run with a regular user account. Click Yes, if you are prompted by the message like below.
What I like the most about this tool is its cross-linked feature that leads you to see what you want to see by simply following the link. For example, I am in Processes monitoring the processes running on my computer.
Now if I want to check the details about PRTG Server.exe process, I can just double-click it to open the PID pop-up like below:
I can navigate through different tabs to see details about this particular process. I can click on Connections at the top to find out the network connections this process is using.
I’ve also noticed there is a parent process (ID 664) related to this process with a hyperlink. Let’s click it to see what it is. Aha…it’s a Services process.
You can also click on the Logon Session to find out the details about the current user account. Or, click on the Executable path to open the File Property window of the current process.
If you want to kill this process after your observation, you can simply click Terminate at the top to end the process. Very convenient.
Overall, I am finding it’s quite handy having a tool like this during my review of Windows Inspection Tool Set. The cross-linking feature alone will definitely help me speed up the process of troubleshooting and analyzing information.
It would be way better if there is a portable version available, since I can easily put it in my portable USB as one of my carry-on tools.
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Last updated: 12/11/2014