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Spcheck Examples

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

SPCheck Examples

Example: Verify that the RRAS services are at the required service pack level

Your organization has purchased some new RRAS management software made by another company. After it is installed, the RRAS services no longer function properly. You are concerned that the software might have replaced some of the critical RRAS files with previous versions. After searching on the Microsoft Web site, you find an Rras.ini file for use with SPCheck.

To verify that the RRAS files are current, type the following at the command line:

spcheck.exe /i rras.ini /r rras.txt

In this example, SPCheck used an .ini file named Rras.ini and created a report named Rras.txt. The following output is an excerpt from Rras.txt:

SPCHECK Report File
System Date:Tue May 28 14:38:13 2002

The last Windows service pack to be installed on this system was:
Version 5.0 Service Pack 1 (Build 2195)

Check the system analysis section of this report,
to see if all files are Service Pack 1 files

System Analysis
====================
 [RRAS]
  C:\WINNT\System32\Rascfg.dll SP0-3
  C:\WINNT\System32\Rasfil32.dll SP0-2
  C:\WINNT\System32\Rasadmin.exe SP0-3
  C:\WINNT\System32\Rassapi.dll SP0-1
  C:\WINNT\System32\Rasphone.exe SP0-2

You can see by this report that if the target system has Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on it, each file is within the necessary range for the service pack: The target system contains RRAS-related files that are consistent with SP1. This indicates that the issue is not file-related, but probably a configuration problem. You can find more tips on interpreting the report's format at the end of each report.

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