Using Sysinternals from the command line

Recently, we connected to a Windows machine using SSH and downloaded a fresh copy of the Sysinternal suite. When we tried to use PSexec from our command line shell, it would get stuck without warning. We were unaware that the Sysuinteral suite does not prompt the user to accept the EULA agreement without a graphical interface. For this reason, we did not know that we had to take some action, and we were waiting indefinitely for the modules to finish, killing the processes and restarting them.

Eventually, we realized that if we added the following key in the Windows registry, PSexec would be considered by the Sysinternal suite as a EULA agreement acceptance and thus becoming operational again.

reg ADD HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\PSexec /v EulaAccepted /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

They see me rollin’… They hatin’

They witness me accelerating forward at a velocity propelled by a wheel's momentum, initiating a rolling sequence... They immediately express their discontent at my actions by means of an outward manifestation of hatred toward me

ewf-tools and Ubuntu

Recently, we installed the ewf-tools package from the Ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get install ewf-tools;

When we tried to use it, we got the following errors:

ewfmount ./DISK.E01 /tmp/disk/
ewfmount 20140807

Unable to open source image(s)
libcdata_internal_array_resize: invalid entries size value exceeds maximum.
libcdata_array_resize: unable to resize array.
libmfdata_list_resize: unable to resize elements array.
libewf_segment_file_read_volume_section: unable to resize chunk table list.
libewf_handle_open_read_segment_files: unable to read section: volume.
libewf_handle_open_file_io_pool: unable to read segment files.
libewf_handle_open: unable to open handle using a file IO pool.
mount_handle_open: unable to open file(s).

To fix the issue, we uninstalled ewf-tools then installed the following packages:

sudo apt remove ewf-tools;
sudo apt-get install libfuse-dev libfuse2 uuid-dev lbzip2 python3-wchartype;
sudo apt-get install ewf-tools;

Finally, we reinstalled ewf-tools , and this time they worked!


We also downloaded the latest version from the repository, built the code, and tried to use that package with the same result. The code from the repository had the same problem, which worked after we installed the packages mentioned above. For this reason, we believe the problem is not a matter of the version but rather a matter of configuration and dependencies.