Sysinternals Live Sync Tool

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Sysinternals Live Sync Tool

Settings DialogThis little tool is a Windows application that runs in the background and syncs all the Sysinternal tools from the Microsoft servers to a folder on your local machine. You can add this tool to your Startup items and have it run whenever you start your machine to always be in sync with the latest tools.

How it works

When the Sysinternals Live Sync Tool is started it will immediatley start to check that you have the latest Sysinternal tools downloaded. You can always make a manual check by right-clicking the Sysinternals Live Sync Tool icon in the Notification Area and choose Sync. Every hour it will try to download the latest info.

How to configure it

The first time you start the Sysinternals Live Sync Tool you will not download the latest tools. You must first configure the target location of the tools. This is done by right-clicking the Sysinternals Live Sync Tool icon in the Notification Area and choose Settings. In the dialog specify the folder of your choice.

Download

Downloads of latest version (see below):

Requirements

The tool requires .NET Framework 4.5. It has only been tested on Windows 8 x64 Enterprise so far.

Change Log

Version 0.4.2 - new features: can check version of tool and automagically update the app, only one instance allowed at the same time, improved error handling

Version 0.3 - option to turn off background sync, waits for sync until internet connection is discovered, addition of high-res icons + some minor fixes

Version 0.2.1 - the second update, with background sync every hour...

Version 0.1 - the first one! 

Support

Well, this is a free tool so you can forget about support. But feel free to contact me with any peculiarities.

 

4 Comments

  • Arnulfo said

    Would it be possible to ONLY update the sysinternals tools found on the target directory? I dont use all of the tools from sysinternals, and your app downloads them all regardless.

    Great idea btw, :)

  • Wictor said

    @Arnulfo - hmm, somewhat cumbersone, it would mean that you don't get any new tools added then...

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