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