Keeping detailed documentation about your
environment is an important part of disaster recovery as well as
good operational strategy. With its new Help and Support Center,
Windows Server 2003 makes gathering server information a
To begin, go to Start | Help And Support. To
get detailed information about your system, click the Support
button on the toolbar. You'll find a number of
information-gathering options in the lower left-hand corner of the
My Computer Information offers four
General System Information About This Computer: Get general
system details, such as the model, Windows version, RAM, processor
speed, system name, domain name, and disk information.
The Status Of My System Hardware And Software: This option
provides a number of lists. The first list displays all of the
obsolete drivers. The second lists your system software, and the
third list enumerates all of the hardware devices in your system.
The next two lists show details about your hard disk and RAM,
Information About The Hardware Installed On This Computer:
Obtain more details about the various hardware devices in your
List Of Microsoft Software Installed On This Computer: This
option is self-explanatory.
Advanced System Information offers five
Detailed System Information (Msinfo32.exe): This option
launches the familiar Msinfo32.exe program, which is useful for
gathering system information.
Running Services: Get a list of system services as well as
current status and startup options.
Group Policy Settings Applied: This option displays a snapshot
of the results of the current group policies applied to the machine
and the logged in user.
The Error Log: This option is self-explanatory.
Information For Another Computer: This option lets you specify
another system to gather information about.
The System Configuration Utility option allows
you to modify the startup parameters for the system, which can also
be useful for troubleshooting.