General

Windows 2000 Performance Tool

Windows 2000 Performance Tool Using Performance Tools The term “Windows 2000 Performance tool” is somewhat of a misnomer as it is composed of a minimum of two parts: System Monitor, and Performance Logs and Alerts. With System Monitor, you can collect and view real-time data about memory, disk, processor, network, and …

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Safe Mode – Directory Service Restore Mode

Safe Mode – Directory Service Restore Mode All though this does not apply to Windows 2000 Professional, we have included it for definition purposes. This is for the Windows 2000 Server operating system and is only used in restoring the SYSVOL directory and the Active Directory directory service on a domain controller. …

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Safe Mode – Debugging Mode

Safe Mode – Debugging Mode Starts Windows 2000 while sending debug information through a serial cable to another computer. Obviously, this requires a second computer and a serial cable connection between that computer and the one being debugged. Notice: Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® NT, Windows® 2000 and Microsoft® Office are …

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Netsh

Netsh The NetShell utility (netsh) is a command-line, scripting interface for configuring and monitoring Windows 2000. The configuration tool provides an interactive shell interface to the user. The front end is the command shell that accepts your commands, and the back end is a helper that corresponds to a system component …

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Nslookup

Nslookup This diagnostic tool displays information from Domain Name System (DNS) name servers. Before using this tool, you should be familiar with how DNS works. Nslookup is available only if the TCP/IP protocol has been installed. Modes Nslookup has two modes: interactive and noninteractive. If you need to look up …

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Safe Mode – Enable Boot Logging

Safe Mode – Enable Boot Logging Starts Windows 2000 while logging all the drivers and services that were loaded (or not loaded) by the system to a file. This file is called ntbtlog.txt and it is located in the %windir% directory. Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with …

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Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode with Networking Essentially the same as basic Safemode, starts Windows 2000 using only basic files and drivers (mouse, except serial mice; monitor; keyboard; mass storage; base video; default system services; and add basic network connections). If your computer does not start successfully using safe mode, you may need to …

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Safe Mode – Enable VGA Mode

Safe Mode – Enable VGA Mode Starts Windows 2000 using the basic VGA driver. This mode is useful when you have installed a new driver for your video card that is causing Windows 2000 not to start properly. The basic video driver is always used when you start Windows 2000 in Safe Mode …

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Registry Editor

Registry Editor Using Regedt32.exe and Regedit.exe Windows 2000 provides two versions of Registry Editor: Regedt32.exe and Regedit.exe. Regedt32.exe is automatically installed in the systemroot\System32 folder. Regedit.exe is automatically installed in the systemroot folder. You can modify the registry by using either of the Registry Editor utilities. However, if possible, you should …

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PathPing

PathPing A route tracing tool that combines features of the ping and tracert commands with additional information that neither of those commands provides. The pathping command sends packets to each router on the way to a final destination over a period of time, and then computes results based on the …

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