Check system uptime and other statistics in Windows NT

If you need to know the total uptime on a Windows NT server, you have a few options. One option is the Server Information command-line utility (Srvinfo.exe), but this tool returns more than just uptime. Learn what the handy Server Information tool has to offer.

If you need to know the total uptime on a Windows NT server, you have a few options. One way is to enter the following command at the command prompt:

C:\> net statistics server | more

Statistics Since... will appear at the top of the screen, which will display the time since the Server service started. Keep in mind that if someone has issued the Net Stop and Net Start commands, the displayed uptime will be incorrect.

Windows NT's Performance Monitor is also an option, which you can access by going to Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Performance Monitor. One of the Performance Monitor counters for the System object is System Uptime.

In addition, the Server Information command-line utility (Srvinfo.exe), included in the Windows NT Resource Kit, also displays total uptime, which you'll find in the last line of output.

However, the Server Information tool also provides a lot more additional information. Its output also lists details about the server, including the version, service packs, hot fixes, services, installed hardware, and more.

When you run the Server Information tool, the output will look something like this:

Server Name: NTSERVER
Security: Users
NT Type: WinNT Server
Version: 4.0, Build = 1381, CSD = Service Pack 4, RC 1.99
Domain: DOMAIN1
IP Address:
CPU[0]: x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 3
Hotfixes: [Q147222]:
Drive: [FileSys] [Size] [Free]
[Stopped] Alerter
System Up Time: 124 Hr 18 Min  5 Sec

You can also use switches with the command to return less or more information.

  • -ns: Does not display any service information.
  • -d: Shows service drivers and service.
  • -v: Displays version information for Exchange Server, Internet Information Services, and SQL Server.
  • -s: Shows shares.

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