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Esentutl /checksum

Updated: November 14, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Verifies the checksums of a database, checksum file, or log file (or set of log files).

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Esentutl /k <file name> [options]

 

Parameter Description

<file name>

The file name to verify.

<options>

You can specify zero or more of the options that are listed in the following table. Separate each option with a space.

 

Option Description

/t<database_name>

Sets the temporary database name. The default is tempchksum*.edb

/p <x>

Add artificial 1 second pause after every x I/Os (default: no pause)

/e

Do not checksum database file.

/2

Sets the database page size to 2k. The default is auto-detect.

/4

Sets the database page size to 4k. The default is auto-detect.

/8

Sets the database page size to 8k. The default is auto-detect.

/16

Sets the database page size to 16k. The default is auto-detect.

/32

Sets the database page size to 32k. The default is auto-detect.

/o

Suppresses the logo.

This operation does not run database recovery.

If the file is not a database file, the options are ignored.

The pause (/p) option is provided as a throttling mechanism. It only applies when verifying checksums of a database file.

The following command verifies the checksum of the Active Directory database file.

Esentutl /k c:\windows\ntds\ntds.dit

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