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\Support.cab file on the Windows
2000 SP CD. Windows 2000 SP3 has update for :
|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
|DOMMIG.doc||Migration Planning Document: Windows NT domain to Windows|
|DSACLS.exe||DC ACLs: View or modify the access control lists of|
|DSASTAT.exe||AD Diagnostic Tool: Compare directory information on domain|
controllers and detect differences. Compares directory trees within or across
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
|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