I've been given the task of writing a functional clone for an executable since we don't have the source code.
None of the .NET tools at my disposable recognise it and loading the thing into a text editor, I see the telltale:
MZ...This program cannot be run in DOS mode.
Further down I see:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
And further on still:
Leading me to conclude it is a C/C++ executable. So far so good.
Without wasting days trying to find a disassembler, is there anything that could help me glean any further information from this type of executable? I already know about Sysinternals Strings application. I've also found something that can dump the assembly code (for all the good this does me!).