TheTruth Posted June 5, 2004 Share Posted June 5, 2004 Hi there ,Well, after a long time of research, I've come up with an idea to remove resource limits (Which is 5 or 6 running processes at most) from WinPE/BartPE (LEGALLY) through a loader without patching any file (no need for the illegal Winlogon resource patch), this was required at least for me as using any patched files in WinPE is prohibited at official workplace, I'm looking forward to implementing this idea in "PE Shell Swapper" (peshell.exe) once I get some more free time, but for now I need to make sure that everything is working just as I wanted it, so I've written a small (experimental) loader that will automatically launch the Command Prompt (cmd.exe) on an empty desktop as a shell (or you can pass your shell to it), so you can test bypassing the resource limits by running as many programs as you wish form the command prompt.Actually, I managed to launch 150 instances of notepad without reaching any limit on 128 MB VMware machine with a normal (unmodified) Winlogon.exe file.Now, how can one use this loader?First, download PELoader.exe here: WinPE Tools by ThTruth(Scroll to the end of the page to get it)Second, either make PELoader your shell, or launch it like any tool from your running WinPE/BartPE session, but remember to replace your patched winlogon.exe with a normal image Notes:- Once you close the command prompt, your machine will be rebooted.- Tested only on WinXP SP1-based WinPE/BartPE, but I'm sure it'll work on all versions of Windows, God willing.- This loader is just a way to allow you to share me testing my work, and once we're all sure of it's functionality, we can come up with any ideas on how to implement it in a more useful way (making it load your favorite shell).Benefits of using PE Loader:- Legal way of removing resource limits.- 800x600 startup resolution instead of 640x480 caused by winlogon patch.- Compatibility with current and future versions (and Service Packs) of Windows (Winlogon), unless MS adds more tricks (Note: Patches work only on specific versions of Winlogon).Please, test and give feed back.Regards,TheTruth Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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