Windows® 2000 Support Tools
Features of Windows® 2000 Support Tools and the issues related to them.
Windows® Support Tools have been designed for only a few Windows® operating systems, including Windows® 2000. Windows® Support Tools is a pack of management, administration, and troubleshooting tools, which don’t come pre-installed on the Windows® 2000 operating system. To take advantage of the tools, the user has to manually download and install these tools on the Windows® 2000 operating system. However, Microsoft® does provide these tools with the installation CD which comes with Windows®. In case you lose the CD, these tools can also be downloaded from Microsoft® Download Center.
The detailed features of Windows® Support Tools are discussed in the following points:
- How to install Windows® Support Tools on Windows® 2000-based computers
- Issues regarding installation
- Windows® 2000 SP4 Support Tools
How to install Windows® Support Tools on Windows® 2000-based computers
You can only perform the installation of Windows® Support Tools if you are logged in as an administrator. To install these tools successfully, you need to insert the Windows® 2000 CD-ROM into the drive, and then open the CD and find the ‘SupportTools’ folder. After that, you just need to double-click on the ‘Setup.exe’ file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Issues regarding installation
There are a number of Windows® Support Tools that are available for downloading on your Windows® 2000 operating system. Though, the process of installing is very easy, yet, sometimes, the user might face some issues. To resolve these issues, the user can make use of the update for the Windows Installer Cleanup utility. This utility helps in removing the registry settings of Windows® installers belonging to the tools that had problems during installation. The user has to download and run this utility to resolve the issues.
The new Service Pack 4, released by Microsoft®, helps in managing networks and troubleshooting problems. This new Service Pack updates a number of support tools for Windows® 2000. However, these support tools also don’t get installed when the Service Pack is installed. The users will have to contact their Original Equipment Manufacturers to resolve this issue.