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How to use the Network Diagnostics Tool (Netdiag.exe) in Windows 2000
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NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
This article describes how to use the Network Diagnostics Tool (Netdiag.exe) on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000. Netdiag.exe is a command-line tool that you can use to test the network connectivity of the computer. Netdiag.exe performs a series of tests to determine the state and functionality of your network client computer. You can use the results of these tests, and the network status information that is provided by Netdiag.exe, to isolate network and connectivity problems on your Windows 2000-based workstation or server.
Netdiag.exe is included with the Microsoft Windows 2000 Support Tools. To install the Windows 2000 Support Tools, you must run Setup.exe from the Support\Tools folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. To download Netdiag.exe, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927229Note Before you use Netdiag.exe to test the network connectivity of the computer, TCP/IP must be bound to one or more network adaptors.
netdiag [/q] [/v] [/l] [/debug] [/d:domain_name] [/fix] [/dcaccountenum] [/test:test_name] [/skip:test_name]You can use the following parameters with Netdiag.exe:
For more information about Netdiag.exe, see the W2rksupp.chm file. In a default installation of the Windows 2000 Support Tools, W2rksupp.chm is located in the Drive:\Program Files\Support Tools folder. In that folder, Drive is the drive on which Windows 2000 is installed.
For additional information about how to use Netdiag to troubleshoot network and connectivity issues, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265706/ )DCDiag and NetDiag in Windows 2000 facilitate domain join and DC creation
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257225/ )Basic IPSec troubleshooting in Windows 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216899/ )Best practice methods for Windows 2000 domain controller setup
250842For additional information about how to install the Windows 2000 Support Tools, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250842/ )Troubleshooting Group Policy application problems
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301423/ )How to install the Windows 2000 Support Tools to a Windows 2000 Server-based computer