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Tools and Settings Collection

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

 

Tools and Settings Collection

The following resources provide technical information about tools and settings related to Windows Server 2003.

Command-Line References

Click one of the following links to view online versions of the searchable Help files of technical information about the command-line tools included with the Windows Server 2003 operating system: Command line reference

Event and Error Messages

Click the following link to go to an online database of events and errors for Windows Server 2003:

Group Policy Settings Reference

Click the following link to go to the download site for a spreadsheet that lists the full set of Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files shipped with Windows Server 2003:

Registry Reference

Click the following link to go to a searchable online reference providing detailed descriptions of the Windows Server 2003 registry, including many entries that cannot be edited by using Windows Server 2003 tools or programming interfaces:

Resource Kit Tools

You can install the Resource Kit tools on a local computer. Click the following link to go to the download site for the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit tools, including a searchable Help file of technical information about this collection of tools (included with the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit) that can help you deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows Server  2003:

To view this technical reference information locally, download the Windows Resource Kit Tools for Windows Server 2003 and install them on a computer running either Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003.

To view Resource Kit Tools Help in Windows XP:

  • In Help and Support Center, under Pick a Task, click Use tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems, and then click Windows Resource Kit Tools.

To view Resource Kit Tools Help in Windows Server 2003:

  • Help and Support Center, under Support Tasks, click Tools, and then click Windows Resource Kit Tools.

Resource Kit Tool Updates

Click the following link to go to the download site for updated Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit tools. System administrators, developers, and power users can use these tools to streamline a wide range of administrative tasks.

Support Tools Help

A searchable Help file of technical information about the Support Tools included with Windows Server 2003. Support Tools are intended to assist Microsoft support personnel and network administrators in diagnosing and resolving computer problems.

Click the following link to go to the online version of Support Tools Help:

To view Support Tools Help from a local computer, install the Support Tools from the \Support\Tools folder on the Windows Server 2003 installation disc on a computer running either Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003.

To view Support Tools Help in Windows XP:

  • In Help and Support Center, under Pick a Task, click Use tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems, and then click Support Tools.

To view Resource Kit Tools Help in Windows Server 2003:

  • In Help and Support Center, under Support Tasks, click Tools, and then click Windows Support Tools.

Windows Firewall Settings

Click the following link to go to a searchable online reference that tells you how to configure Windows Firewall so it works with Windows Server 2003 remote administration tools, optional components, server roles, and services. Most remote administration tools, optional components, server roles, and services will not function properly when Windows Firewall is turned on unless you configure Windows Firewall settings.

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