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Control Sysinternals Suite & NirSoft Utilities with a Single Interface

Sysinternals and NirSoft both provide helpful utilities for your Windows system but may not be very convenient to access. Using the Windows System Control Center you can easily access everything through a single UI front end.

Setup

The first thing to do is set up three new folders in Program Files (or Program Files (x86) if you are using a 64bit system) with the following names (the first two need to exactly match what is shown here):

  • Sysinternals Suite
  • NirSoft Utilities (create this folder only if you have any of these apps downloaded)
  • Windows System Control Center (or WSCC depending on your preferences)

Unzip the contents of the Sysinternals Suite into its’ folder. Then unzip any individual NirSoft Utilities programs that you have downloaded into the NirSoft folder.

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All that is left to do is to unzip the WSCC software into its’ folder and create a shortcut.

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WSCC in Action

When you start WSCC up for the first time you will see the following message with a brief explanation about the software.

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Next the options window will appear providing you an opportunity to look around and make any desired changes. WSCC can access utilities for both suites using a live connection if needed (utilities accessed live are not downloaded).

Note: This occurs on the first run only.

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This is the main WSCC window…you can choose the utility that you want to use by sorting through an all items list or based on category.

Note: WSCC may occasionally experience a problem downloading a particular utility if using the live service.

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We conducted a quick test by accessing two Sysinternals apps. First PsInfo…

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Followed by DiskView. Both opened quickly and were ready to go.

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There were no NirSoft Utilities installed on our test system in order to provide a live access example.

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Within moments WSCC accessed the CurrProcess utility and had it running on our system. Our recommendation is to download your favorite utilities from both suites (in order to always have easy access to them).

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Conclusion

WSCC provides an easy way to access all of the apps in the Sysinternals Suite and NirSoft Utilities in one place.

Note: A PortableApps version is also available.

Links

Download Windows System Control Center (WSCC)

Download Windows Sysinternals Suite

Download individual NirSoft Utilities programs

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  • Published 05/26/10

Comments (11)

  1. Alek Davis

    If only it worked across firefwall!

  2. Iván Zazueta

    Another trick to use in portable mode is to create one folder to WSCC and create the Sysinternals and Nirsoft subfolders and then in the path put .\Sysinternals and .\Nirsoft respectively.

  3. mayagrafix

    is there anyway to DL NirSoft utils as a one time package? or DL one by one is the only way to go?

    Neat thing to have in my Quick Launch toolbar. Thanks Geeks!!

  4. Alec S.

    @mayagrafix, the thing is that Nir updates his utilities frequently (more often than Mark does), so it would not really be practical to package all of them since the package would almost immediately be outdated.

    (I suppose a bot could be made to re-package everything with the latest versions on each download request (of the whole thing, and caching as possible) but then again most people won’t need every single one of the many tools anyway.)

  5. CasonS
  6. Klexur

    i can’t seem to get WSCC to work. i downloaded it from the site and set up the folders and everything. when i start WSCC it shows the option box, and after i click ok it brings up the main window which just seems to hang and never shows any progress. so every time i start WSCC i have to go thru all the options again

  7. Asian Angel

    @Klexur – Which version were you trying (zip or portable)?

  8. HackToHell

    This software saved a heck lot of searching!!!

  9. Chris

    Box pops up and tells me I dont have permission to use this directory…(x86)am using win 7 ..?????

  10. Matera the Mad

    Why the heck would WSCC suddenly stop being able to update? (It’s not my firewall, and yes I have wiped and re-installed it) :-(

  11. Asian Angel

    @Matera the Mad – You could try the portable edition to see how it works on your system. ^_^

    WSCC PortableApps Edition

    http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/downloads.php

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