Microsfot Sysinternals has a helper program called PsTools inside this PsTools suite are a bunch of .exe tools that I use regularly from a command line. Tools

I was thinking about moving all these files to my system32 directory so they would be available on my prompt path. Is this a bad idea?

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    Surely there's another way to put something in the execution path in Windows. – forest May 22 '18 at 0:41
  • Right there is, but why clutter up my env variables – Gabriel Fair May 22 '18 at 0:44
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    Why clutter up your system32? – forest May 22 '18 at 0:45
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    Even if it is, it's not the correct place for random executables, security issues aside. It's easier to maintain a system that doesn't deviate too far from the standard. – forest May 22 '18 at 0:49
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    Not relevant to where they are stored, but having them at all will give an attacker some juicy built in tools to leverage. – TheJulyPlot Sep 20 '18 at 14:38

I use them from \Windows\ for easy quick deployment.

No problem whatsoever from a security perspective.

I try not to use the system directories, as things are hard to trace in there already, but directly in \Windows\ things are very clear and easy to follow from a "what exe files should be there" perspective.

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