Appendix E - Windows 2000 Support Tools

Appendix E

This appendix contains a list of the Windows 2000 Support Tools available on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM in the Support.cab file located in the \Support\Tools folder. Updated tools are available with Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3 but aren't installed by default. (You must install them from the Support.cab file located in the \Support\Tools folder of the Service Pack CD or download them from Microsoft's Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks. A patch is also available there to update previously installed support tools.)

Support tools that have been updated are listed with the Service Pack revision in which they were updated.

Tool Filename Format Description

ACL Diagnostics

Acldiag.exe

Cmd

Diagnoses and troubleshoots permissions problems

Active Directory Administration Tool

Ldp.exe

GUI

Performs Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) operations

Active Directory Diagnostic Tool

Dsastat.exe

Cmd

Compares two directory trees within a domain or across different domains

Active Directory Object Manager

Movetree.exe

Cmd

Moves objects (such as users) between domains, leaving all linked group policies intact

Active Directory Replication Monitor

Replmon.exe

GUI

Displays Active Directory replication information

Active Directory Search Tool

Search.vbs

Cmd

Script tool used to search an LDAP directory

ADSI Edit

Adsiedit.msc

GUI

Low-level editor for Active Directory; enables adding, moving, and deleting objects within Active Directory

Advanced Power Management Status

Apmstat.exe

Cmd

Provides information on Advanced Power Management features in older laptop computers

Application Compatibility Program (Service Pack 3)

Apcompat.exe

Cmd, GUI

Runs incompatible programs in special compatibility modes

Browser Status

Browstat.exe

Cmd

Determines whether a browser is running in a domain

Clone Principal

Clonepr.dll

Cmd

Creates clones of Windows NT 4 users and groups so they can be migrated to Windows 2000

Dependency Walker

Depends.exe

GUI

Scans any Win32 module and reports all dependent modules; used to find the minimum set of files needed to load an application and to find what functions a module uses or exports

Distributed file system Utility (Service Pack 2)

Dfsutil.exe

Cmd

Queries and troubleshoots Dfs

DNS Trouble- shooting Tool (Service Pack 2)

Dnscmd.exe

Cmd

Allows administrators to view and modify DNS servers, zones, and resources

Domain Controller Diagnostic Tool (Service Pack 2)

Dcdiag.exe

Cmd

Analyzes and reports on the state of domain controllers in an enterprise

DsAcls

Dsacls.exe

Cmd

Manages access control lists

Dump Check

Dumpchk.exe

Cmd

Reports and analyzes dump files

File and Directory Comparison

Windiff.exe

Cmd, GUI

Compares ASCII text files or folders

FileVer

Filever.exe

Cmd

Reports version information for a file or folder

Global Flags Editor

Gflags.exe

GUI

Edits global registry settings or flags in use by the kernel

Kerberos Keytab Setup

Ktpass.exe

Cmd

Configures a non-Windows 2000 Kerberos service to be a security principle in Windows 2000

Kerberos Setup

Ksetup.exe

Cmd

Configures Windows 2000 clients to use an MIT Kerberos server

Memory Profiling Tool

Memsnap.exe

Cmd

Takes a snapshot of the memory resources being used by all processes and reports the information to a log file

Migration Planning Document

Dommig.doc

GUI

Considers plans for migrating Windows NT domains to Windows 2000

Network Connectivity Tester (Service Pack 2)

Netdiag.exe

Cmd

Troubleshoots network connectivity

Nltest (Service Pack 2)

Nltest.exe

Cmd

Queries the status of trusts; lists primary domain controllers; forces a shutdown; forces a user database into sync on a Windows NT domain; usable on both Windows NT and Windows 2000

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol Ping (PPTP Ping)

Pptpclnt.exe, Pptpsrv.exe

Cmd

Tests functionality of PPTP clients and servers

Poolmon

Poolmon.exe

Cmd

Detects memory leaks

Process Resource Monitor

Pmon.exe

Cmd

Tracks CPU and memory usage to measure process resource usage

Process Viewer

Pviewer.exe

GUI

Changes process priority; allows the killing of processes

Registry Console Tool

Reg.exe

Cmd

Modifies the registry database from the command line; used to query, add, delete, copy, save, and restore entries

Remote Command Line

Remote.exe

Cmd

Runs command-line programs on remote computers using named pipes only

Remote Storage Diagnostic Utility

Rsdiag.exe

Cmd

Queries and reports on remote storage databases

Remote Storage File Information Utility

Rsdir.exe

Cmd

Displays information for files in remote storage

Replication Diagnostics Tool

Repadmin.exe

Cmd

Diagnoses replication problems between controllers in Windows 2000

Security Administration Tools

Sidwalk.exe, Showaccs.exe, Sidwalk.msc

Cmd, Cmd, GUI

Manage access control lists

Security Descriptor Check Utility

Sdcheck.exe

Cmd

Displays the effective access controls on an object

SNMP Query Tool

Snmputilg.exe

GUI

Graphical version of Snmputil.exe used to troubleshoot Simple Network Management Protocol

System Information

Msinfo32.exe

Cmd

Reports system configuration information

Task Killing Utility

Kill.exe

Cmd

Ends one or more processes

Task List Viewer

Tlist.exe

Cmd

Displays list of currently running processes

Windows 2000 Domain Manager (Service Pack 2)

Netdom.exe

Cmd

Provides command-line administration of domains and trust relationships

Windows 2000 Error and Event Messages Help

W2000msgs.chm

GUI

Lists error and system-information messages in an HTML document

Windows Installer Cleanup Utility

Msicuu.exe, Msizap.exe

GUI, Cmd

Removes registry entries from a faulty installation

Windows Report Tool

Winrep.exe

GUI

Gathers information about a Windows problem for uploading to a support center or help desk

Winsock Remote Console

Wsremote.exe

Cmd

Allows a connection to a server running a console operation using sockets or named pipes

Winsock Direct Ping

Wsdping.exe

Cmd

Ping utility for System Area Network (SAN) servers, using Winsock Direct



Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrators Companion
ISBN: 0735617856
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 320

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