Windows 2000 Support Tools

Windows 2000 CD has a set of support tools including applications, command-line
utilities, WSH scripts, COM objects, Word documents, and help files. You will
not see it as an option during the installation. To install, navigate to the
\support\tools folder and run setup. It will create a Windows 2000 Support Tools
folder under Start menu and it will create a \program files\support folder.

Microsoft generally includes extra tools in the support folder for Windows NT
and Windows 2000. They are generally useful although not a replacement for the
resource kits. You should learn these tools.

Service Packs generally include updates for some of these tools. The utility
updates are not installed when you update the operating system with the SP. The
updated tools are available in the Support\Tools\ file on the Windows
2000 SP CD. Windows 2000 SP3 has update for :

  • Dcdiag.exe
  • Iadstools.dll
  • Netdiag.exe
  • Netdom.exe
  • Nltest.exe
  • Replmon.exe

Filename Description
ACLDIAG.exe ACL Diagnostics: determine whether a user has been granted
or denied access to a directory object. It can also be used to reset access
control lists to their default state.
ADSIEDIT.msc ADSI Edit: MMC snap-in used to view all objects in the
directory (including schema and configuration information), modify objects and
set access control lists on objects.
APCOMPAT.exe Application Compatibility Program: Tests for compatibility
with W2K. Well yes, it also lets you lie.
APMSTAT.exe APM Status: provides info on APM features in older
BROWSTAT.exe Browser Status: Troubleshooting the Microsoft Computer Browser
CLONEPT.dll Clone Principal: Creates clones of NT4 users and groups to
be migrated to W2K.
DCDIAG.exe DC Diagnostic: Analyzes and reports on status of
DEPENDS.exe Dependency Walker: a free Microsoft utility that scans any
32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a
hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules. .
DFSUTIL.exe DFS Utility: Used to query and troubleshoot DFS.
DNSCMD.exe DNS Troubleshooter: Check dynamic registration of DNS
resource records including Secure DNS update, as well as deregistration of
resource records.
DOMMIG.doc Migration Planning Document: Windows NT domain to Windows
DSACLS.exe DC ACLs: View or modify the access control lists of
directory objects.
DSASTAT.exe AD Diagnostic Tool: Compare directory information on domain
controllers and detect differences. Compares directory trees within or across
different domains.
DUMPCHK.exe Dump Check: Analyzes dump files.
FILEVER.exe File Version: Reports version info for a file or folder. Was
an Exchange utility.
GFLAGS.exe Global Flags Editor: Editor for global registry settings and
flags used in the kernel.
KILL.exe Task Kill: Kill processes.
KTPASS.exe Kerberos Keytab Setup: Used to configure a non-W2K Kerberos
service to be a security principle in W2K.
KSETUP.exe Kerberos Setup: Used to configure W2K clients to use an MIT
Kerberos server.
LDP.exe AD Admin Tool: Allows LDAP operations to be performed
against Active Directory. This tool has a graphical user interface.
Browsing and Querying Using the LDP Utility
Using Ldp.exe to Find Data in the Active Directory
Use Ldp.exe to View Entire Directory Tree and Locate the Microsoft
Exchange Container
MEMSNAP.exe Memory Profiling Tool: Take a snapshot of memory resources
being used by processes and dumps it into a log file.
MOVETREE.exe AD Object Manager: Move objects from one domain to another
leaving all linked group policies intact.
Windows Installer Cleanup Utility: Removes registry entries
from a faulty installation.
MSINFO32.exe System Information: Report tool for system
NLTEST.exe Trust Query: Update of version found in NT4 version. Use it
to check status of trusts. Lists PDCs. It can be used to force a user db into
sync in an NT4 domain.
PMON.exe Process Resource Monitor: Tracks CPU and memory usage to
measure process resource usage.
POOLMON.exe Memory Pool Monitor: Detect memory leaks.
PPTPCLNT.exe PPTP Ping: Tests functionality of PPTP clients.
PPTPSRV.exe PPTP Ping: Tests functionality of PPTP servers.
PVIEWER.exe Process Viewer: Kill processes or change process priorities.
REG.exe Registry Console Tool: Modify registry from commandline.
REMOTE.exe Remote Command Line: Run commandline programs on remote
computers using named pipes.
REPADMIN.exe Replication Diag Tool: Diagnose replication problems.
ReplMon.exe Replication Monitor : Display
status of domain controllers.
RSDIAG.exe Remote Storage Diag Utility: Query and report on remote
storage dbs.
SDCHECK.exe Security Descriptor Check: Display effective access controls
on an object.
SEARCH.vbs AD Search Tools: VB script to search an LDAP
Security Admin Tool: Manage access control lists.
SNMPUTILG.exe SNMP Query: Graphical version of snmputil.exe used to
troubleshot SNMP.
TLIST.exe Task List Viewer: Display currently running
W200msgs.chm W2K Error/Event Message Help: HTML format.
WINDIFF.exe File and Directory Comparison: Compares ASCII text files or
WINREP.exe Windows Report Tools: Gather info for support
WSREMOTE.exe Winsock Remote Console: Allows a connection to a server
running a console operation using sockets or named

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