New and Removed Tools

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

New and Removed Support Tools

Windows Server 2003 Support Tools include new tools that are not available in Windows 2000 Server Support Tools, and tools have been removed from Windows Server 2003 Support Tools that were available in Windows 2000 Server Support Tools.

Installation of Windows Server 2003 SP1 Support Tools

You can install the version of Windows Support Tools that ships with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) by using Suptools.msi only on computers running Windows Server 2003 with SP1. You can install individual tool executable files on computers running Windows Server 2003 with no service pack installed and on computers running Windows XP Professional by copying the executable files to the computers. However, you cannot use Suptools.msi to install the entire tool set on any computer that is not running Windows Server 2003 with SP1.

Tools Added to Support Tools

The tools in the following table have been added to the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools.

Tool name Descriptive name Primary category


Application Deployment Diagnostics

Software and System Deployment

Apmstat Overview

Advanced Power Management Status

Configuration and Management

Bindiff Overview

Binary File Difference Finder

File and Folder Management

Bitsadmin Overview

BITS Administration Utility

File and Folder Management

Cabarc Overview

Cabinet Tool

File and Folder Management

Connstat Overview

FRS Connection Status Report

Disk and Data Management

Dhcploc Overview

DHCP Server Locator Utility

Network Services Management

Diruse Overview

Directory Disk Usage

File and Folder Management

Dmdiag Overview

Disk Manager Diagnostics

File and Folder Management

Efsinfo Overview

Encrypting File System Information

File and Folder Management

Exctrlst Overview

Extensible Performance Counter List

Performance Monitoring

Filever Overview

File Version

File and Folder Management

Ftonline Overview

Fault Tolerant Disk Mounter

File and Folder Management

Getsid Overview

Get Security ID

Network Services Management

Health_chk Overview

FRS Connection Status Report

Disk and Data Management

Httpcfg Overview

HTTP Configuration Utility

Internet Services Management Tools

Iasparse Overview

IAS Parse Tool

Network Services Management

Iologsum Overview

FRS Health Check

Disk and Data Management

Netcap Overview

Network Monitor Capture Utility

Network Services Management

Portqry Overview

Port Query

Network Services Management

Setspn Overview

Manipulate Service Principal Names for Accounts

Active Directory Management

Spcheck Overview

Service Pack Checker

Configuration and Management


DFS and SYSVOL Replication Topology Analysis

Disk and Data Management

Debugging Tools

The following debugging tools have been moved from Windows Support Tools to Microsoft Debugging Tools:

  • Apcompat.exe

  • Dumpchk.exe

  • Kill.exe

To obtain debugging tools and documentation, and for information about debuggers, see Microsoft Debugging Tools.

Tools Removed from Support Tools

The tools in the following table have been removed from Windows Server 2003 Support Tools:

Tool name Descriptive name Disposition


Application Compatibility Toolkit

Microsoft Debugging Tools.


Domain Migration Tool

See Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) on the Windows Server 2003 operating system CD.


Dump Check Utility

Obsolete. See Microsoft Debugging Tools.


Process Kill Utility

Replaced by TaskKill.exe, which is in %windir%\system32.



Moved to Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo.


Process Resource Monitor

Use Pviewer Overview instead. Pmon.exe is included in the Windows Server 2003Resource Kit Tools.

Pptpclnt.exe and Pptpsrv.exe

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol Ping Utilities (PPTP Ping)



Registry Console Tool

Moved to %windir%\system32.


Task List Viewer

Replaced by Tasklist.exe, which is in %windir%\system32.



Use Remote Overview instead.