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Microsoft Windows 2000 System Tools

Here are a list of Microsoft Developed & Designed Tools that will help perform various tasks on your Windows 2000 operating system.

Most Important Tools

Active Directory Client Extensions for Windows 95, Windows98, and Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Microsoft has developed extensions for the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 operating systems. These client platforms can take advantage of features provided by the Windows 2000 Active Directory service. Client extensions were developed for customers who want to deploy Windows 2000 Server in environments with Windows 95-, Windows 98-, and Windows NT 4.0-based client workstations.

Windows 2000 Active Directory Sizer Tool 
The Active Directory Sizer tool allows customers to estimate the hardware required for deploying Active Directory in the organization. The estimate provided is based on the organization's profile, domain information and site topology. If your organization consists of more than one domain, answering the domain input wizard multiple times or duplicating existing domains may model multiple domains.

Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool, Version 1.1
The Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) Version 1.1 enables administrators to prepare Windows 2000 System Images as part of an automated deployment. Sysprep 1.1 is an update to Sysprep 1.0 and adds the ability to reduce the number of images required in a deployment by supporting multiple mass storage controllers.

Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer
The Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer tool analyzes your system and reports potentially incompatible hardware devices and software applications. The tool compares the devices and applications on your system against a list of known issues. Although this check also occurs during Windows 2000 Setup, you can download and run the tool  before installing Windows 2000 to help ensure your installation will succeed.

Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer - Disk Image Version
This Disk Image Version allows you to run the Readiness Analyzer on computers that are not on the Internet or your network. Using two floppy disks, you can download the tool using a computer connected to the Internet. Then run the tool on offline computers that you want analyzed before installing Windows 2000 to help ensure your installation will succeed.

Windows 2000 Active Directory Migration Tool
The Active Directory Migration Tool provides an easy, secure, and fast way to migrate to Windows 2000 Active Directory service. As a system administrator, you can use this tool to diagnose any possible problems before starting migration operations to Windows 2000 Server Active Directory.

Windows 2000 Evaluation Upgrade Utility
Download this utility if you have installed the Windows 2000 Evaluation Edition and want to upgrade it to full code using the Windows 2000 Upgrade CD. To successfully complete the upgrade, you will need to have a valid qualifying Windows CD such as Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0. If you are trying to upgrade using the Standard (non-upgrade) Windows 2000 CD, you do not need this download. You can successfully upgrade the Evaluation Edition with a Standard Windows 2000 CD.

Windows 2000 Customer Support Diagnostics
The Microsoft Windows 2000 Customer Support Diagnostics package consists of important tools and data for diagnosing your Windows 2000 system.

Other Specific Tools

FAZAM 2000, Reduced-Functionality Version
Extends Group Policy management functionality of Windows 2000.

Appsec.exe: Application Security
Sets user permissions on a file-by-file basis to lock down accessible applications.

Drmapsrv.exe: Drive Share
Automatically configures NET SHARE and NET USE client drives for Terminal Services server access.

Rdpclip.exe: File Copy
Copies files between Terminal Services server and client.

Sysdiff.exe: Automated Installation Tool
Pre-installs applications as part of an automated setup.

Terminal Server Capacity Planning Tools
Suite of tools that assist organizations with Windows 2000 Terminal Services capacity planning.

Apimon.exe: API Monitor
Monitors the API calls made by a process.

Clusrest.exe: Cluster Quorum Restore Utility
Restores the quorum disk of a cluster, which is not done by a restore process using NtBackup.

Ctrlist.exe: Counter List
Lists all objects and counters installed in the system for the given language ID.

Cluster Verification Utility
Verifies that two-node cluster systems are set up properly.

DELRP.exe: Delete File and Reparse Points
Deletes a file or directory and any associated NTFS reparse points.

Unregisters a service with the service control manager.

DH.exe: Display Heap
Displays information about heap usage in a user-mode process or pool usage in kernel-mode memory.

Displays information about a disk and the contents of its partition table.

Dmdiag.exe: Disk Manager Diagnostics
Saves disk volume configuration to a text file and writes a signature to a disk partition.

Drivers.exe: List Loaded Drivers
Displays information on installed device drivers, their files, and their code.

Dumpel.exe: Dump Event Log
Dumps an event log to a tab-separated text file.

Dumpfsmos.cmd: Dump FSMO Roles
Dumps the Floating Single Master Operations roles.

Dureg.exe: Registry Size Estimator
Shows how much data is stored in the registry, or in any registry subtree, key, or subkey.

Efsinfo.exe: Encrypting File System Information
Displays information about encrypted files on NTFS partitions.

Exctrlst.exe: Extensible Performance Counter List
Displays information on extensible performance counter DLLs installed on a computer.

Extract.exe: Extract Cabinet
Extracts files from cabinet (.cab) files.

Getmac.exe: GetMAC
Gets a computer's MAC (Ethernet) layer address and binding order.

Getsid.exe: Get Security ID
Compares the security IDs of two user accounts.

Gpotool.exe: Group Policy Verification Tool
Allows administrators to check Group Policy object integrity and monitor policy replication.

Gpresult.exe: Group Policy Results
Displays information about the result Group Policy has had on the current computer and logged-on user.

Guid2obj.exe: GUID to Object
Maps a GUID to a distinguished name.

Enables user to view system heap information.

Installation Monitor
Tracks changes made by setup programs in the registry, .INI files, and other child processes.

Inuse.exe: File-In-Use Replace Utility
Performs on-the-fly replacement of files currently in use by the operating system.

Echoes the current date and time plus any arguments passed to it. (Installd.cmd): Startup Hardware Detector
Installs a debug version of Startup Hardware Detector used for troubleshooting hardware detection issues.

Oh.exe: Open Handles
Shows the handles of open windows, processes, or objects.

Oleview.exe: OLE/COM Object Viewer
Browses, configures, and tests Microsoft Component Object Model classes installed on a computer.

Perms.exe: File Access Permissions per User
Displays a user's access permissions for a file or directory.

Pstat.exe: Process and Thread Status
Shows the status of all running processes and threads.

Lists processes running on local or remote computers.

Qslice.exe: CPU Usage by Processes
Shows the percentage of total CPU usage per process.

Rpcdump.exe: RPC Dump
Dumps all endpoints in the endpointmapper database, pings each endpoint, gathers other stats, sorts and displays the data.

RPC Ping: RPC Connectivity Verification Tool
Verifies that Windows 2000 Server services are responding to remote procedure call requests from network clients.

Sets environmental variables in the the user or computer environment.

Displays and modifies security options for system folders.

This feature information was obtained from the Microsoft Windows 2000 website at and are linked from for your convenience. For the most accurate information please visit the official site. 

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