List of Tim Rains’ Windows Support Tools


Wow, it’s been a while since my last blog post.   


 


I have developed and released numerous networking and security support tools over the years.  I get e-mail weekly from customers who use my tools.  Frequently I get e-mail from people who have difficulty finding some of my tools.  Many of these tools have been released as part of the Support Tools directory on the Windows XP CD and on the Windows Server 2003 CD.  These tools are also available as free downloads from the Download Center on www.microsoft.com . 


 


I have been asked many times to publish a list of the resources/URLs for each tool to make them easier to find.  I hope this helps.


 


PortQry


 


TCP/IP connectivity test tool, port scanner, and local port monitor.   Networking and security usages.


 


Download link


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=89811747-C74B-4638-A2D5-AC828BDC6983&displaylang=en


 


KB articles


 


PortQry Overview


http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/52704f7f-dfda-4656-90fc-c747a565b4ca1033.mspx


 


New features and functionality in PortQry version 2.0


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832919/


 


Webcasts


 


Port Scanning Using PortQry


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325494/


 


New features and functionality in PortQry 2.0


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=834626


 


Port Reporter


 


TCP/IP port usage logging service.  Networking and security usages.


 


Download link


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=69ba779b-bae9-4243-b9d6-63e62b4bcd2e&DisplayLang=en


 


KB article


 


Availability and description of the Port Reporter tool


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837243


 


Webcast


 


Port Reporter


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840832/


 


Port Reporter Parser (PR-Parser)


 


Log parser for Port Reporter log files.  Networking and security usages.


 


Download link


http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/8/28810043-0e21-4004-89a3-2f477a74186f/PRParser.exe


 


KB article


 


Description of the Port Reporter Parser (PR-Parser) tool


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884289


 


DNSLint


 


Domain Name System (DNS) troubleshooting/health monitoring tool.


 


Download link


http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/2/27252452-e530-4455-846a-dd68fc020e16/dnslint.v204.exe


 


KB articles:


 


Description of the DNSLint utility


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321045/


 


How to use DNSLint to troubleshoot Active Directory replication issues


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321046


 


Webcast


 


Microsoft Windows: Using the DNSLint Utility


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329982


 


Promqry


 


Detects Windows systems possibly running network sniffers.  Networking and security usages.


 


Download links


 


Command line version


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4df8eb90-83be-45aa-bb7d-1327d06fe6f5&displaylang=en


 


GUI version


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1a10d27a-4aa5-4e96-9645-aa121053e083&DisplayLang=en


 


KB article


 


Description of Promqry 1.0 and PromqryUI 1.0


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892853


 


NetBIOS Browsing Console (browcon)


 


Helps troubleshoot NetBIOS browsing issues in Windows domain environments.


 


Download link


http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/2/a/b2ae4b0e-dc51-40d8-98bf-7a4ade88dcdf/browcon.exe


 


KB article


 


Description of NetBIOS Browsing Console (Browcon.exe)


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=818092


 


Webcast


 


Using the NetBIOS Browsing Console to Troubleshoot NetBIOS Browsing


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/820914


 


NBLookup


 


WINS/name resolution troubleshooting/monitoring tool.


 


Download link


http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/3/a/f3adc5b4-2716-4ef3-bbb8-f4cd4446d415/nblookupv1.exe


 


KB article


 


NBLookup.exe command-line tool


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830578


 


SPCheck


 


Helps identify the service pack level of networking components on a file by file basis. 


 


KB article 


 


How to Use the SPCheck Tool to Determine the Service Pack Level of Components


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279631


 


Download links


 


Windows Server 2003:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/5/6/c56eb418-9b8a-4ced-b077-998b662c807c/w2k3.exe


 


Windows XP:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/e/0/6e0b8c10-a71b-44f1-99d5-27f6fc535f5c/xpspchk.exe


 


Windows 2000:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/7/6/57622a9c-d6b4-47bb-9f37-008a8b1405c8/w2kspchk.exe


 


Windows NT 4.0:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/c/4/5c426317-7403-4e05-8183-7f370c383017/nt4spchk.exe


 


Exchange 5.5:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/8/8/1882bcc6-c940-4904-8330-8aa1faabfe5e/exchange55.exe


 


Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2000:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/a/28a889cf-6880-4b97-b7e8-12ccf5fa8d74/isaspchk.exe


 


 


 


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