Five, count them, five Sysinternals utilities saw updated releases today. The Sysinternals suite continues to be some of the most popular, free utilizes for systems administrators.

Here's what was updated today:

AccessChk v 5.2 – AccessChk is a command-line tool for viewing the effective permissions on files, registry keys, services, processes, kernel objects, and more.

UPDATED: Adds support for file and printer shares. Provides filtering for specified account access. Includes SACL when exporting security descriptors.

PsExec – v 2.11 – Executes processes on remote systems.

UPDATED: Just a bug fix in the –s command-line switch for Windows Server 2003.

PsTools – The PsTools suite includes command-line utilities for listing the processes running on local or remote computers, running processes remotely, rebooting computers, dumping event logs, and more.

Sigcheck – v 2.1 – Dump file version information and verify that images on your system are digitally signed.

UPDATED: Reports a file’s entropy (average bits/byte required to encode its data), can dump information about catalog files including the hashes they store, and can list the certificates installed in the per-user and machine certificate store.

VMMap – v 3.12 – VMMap is a process virtual and physical memory analysis utility.

UPDATED: Fixes a bug affecting queries of files stored on file shares, fixes a bug in copy-to-clipboard of 64-bit addresses, now reports an error when attempting to open stacks on loaded traces, and fixes a bug in the reserved memory working set calculation.

Use the links above to download the updated tools individually, or use the following link to download the entire Suite:

Sysinternals Suite