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Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools
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This article describes updates to the Windows Support Tools that are included in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you are a support person or a network administrator, you can use the Windows Support Tools to manage networks and to troubleshoot problems.
Windows XP SP2 includes updates for the following Support Tools:
The Windows XP Support Tools Help file is located in the Support.cab file. This Help file includes a description of each file and its associated syntax, sample output, and notes. See this Help for specific usage information for these tools. For additional help, type tool name/help at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.
For more information about how to download Windows XP SP2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=23354To download the updated Support Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Ipseccmd.exeUse the Ipseccmd.exe tool to manage and monitor IPSec policies on computers that are running Windows XP. This tool has been updated to provide the following features:
HTTPCfg.exeThe HTTP Configuration Utility (Httpcfg.exe) is included in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Support Tools. This tool is now included with the Windows XP Support Tools. Use this tool to set, delete, and query configuration information such as Namespace Reservation information, SSL Server Certificate information, and IP Listen List information for the HTTP driver (HTTP.SYS).
Replmon.exeWith the Active Directory Replication Monitor tool (Replmon.exe), you can view Active Directory replication, synchronization, and topology. This file is updated to resolve a problem where Replmon.exe cannot display more than 200 replication partners. In this scenario, Replmon.exe logs an error that is similar to the following error:
### iadstools.log Warning Application c:\temp\iadstools.log: Thread ID: 2488 ,Logged: <date> <time> IADsTools Event: GetDirectPartnersEx: The API returned more partners than IAdsTools is designed for. Information Application c:\temp\iadstools.log: Thread ID: 2488 ,Logged: <date> <time? IADsTools Event: GetDirectPartnersEx: The function completed successfully, returning (0) entries for directory partition (DC=domain,DC=corp,DC=example,DC=com). ###
Iadstools.dllThe Iadstools.dll file is a helper DLL for the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI). This file is updated to resolve a problem where the GetDirectPartnersEx function does not support more than 200 ConnectionObjects.
Extract.exeWith the Extract.exe tool, you can extract files from a CAB file. This file is updated to include bounds-checking to the option that you pass to the Extract command.
Bitsadmin.exeThe BITS Administration Utility is a command-line tool that controls the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) in Windows. This tool has been updated to provide the following functionality:
Netdom.exeYou can use the Netdom.exe command-line tool to join a computer to a domain or to manage a computer account.