Windows 2000 Tips and Tricks, Installation Monitor

Installation Monitor

This command-line tool tracks changes made by Setup programs in any secondary processes they invoke, including changes to registry entries, files and .ini file entries. Installation Monitor creates an .iml file that documents all those changes, along with enough information to undo all the changes.

You can use Installation Monitor to track Setup programs that are causing problems. The information it generates can also be used to replicate system settings for specific applications.

Files Required

  • Instaler.exe
  • Showinst.exe
  • Undoinst.exe

Downloading and Installing a Tool

Each downloaded tool includes the files required to run the tool, a documentation file, and a readme file with general information about the downloaded tools and Resource Kit tools.

To download and install a tool

  1. Click the Download this tool link below.
  2. In the File Download dialog box, select Save this program to disk.
  3. Select a location on your computer to save the file, and then click Save.
  4. In Windows Explorer, go to the location where you saved the downloaded file, double-click the file to start the installation process, and then follow the instructions.

The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable (.exe) file. By running the file, you install the tool and documentation on your computer.

When you install a tool, you are prompted to choose an install directory. If the Windows 2000 Resource Kit is installed, install the tool in the Resource Kit directory to avoid an overly large system path and to ensure more reliable upgrades. When you install the Resource Kit, the recommended directory is C:\Program Files\Resource Kit.

The Resource Kit tools are not localized. They are written and tested in English only. Using these tools with a different language version of Windows 2000 might produce unpredictable results.

Download this tool:

From the Microsoft Server (681k)

From our servers (681k)

More information

You can obtain more information about this tool directly from Microsoft by following this link, or by purchasing the Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit.

Uninstalling Tools

To uninstall a downloaded tool or the full Resource Kit

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. From the list of installed programs, select a tool or the Resource Kit, and then click Remove.

Support Policy

The SOFTWARE supplied in the Resource Kit Tools download site is not supported under any Microsoft standard support program or service. You can, however, report issues and bugs by sending e-mail to [email protected]. Microsoft will, at its sole discretion, address issues and bugs reported in this manner, and responses are not guaranteed.

The SOFTWARE (including instructions for its use and all printed and online documentation) is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. Microsoft further disclaims all implied warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the SOFTWARE and documentation remains with you.

In no event shall Microsoft, its authors, or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the SOFTWARE be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the SOFTWARE or documentation, even if Microsoft has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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