Windows Server 2003 Administrative Tools

By Ed Tittel, James M. Stewart

Part of Windows Server 2003 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Windows Server 2003, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) hosts tools called MMC snap-ins. You can access these Windows Server 2003 administrative tools by either

  • Using the Start→Administrative Tools menu

  • Typing the name of the launch file in the Run dialog box (Start→Run)

    Name Launch file Function
    Active Directory Domains and Trusts domain.msc Manages trusts between domains
    Active Directory Sites and Services dssite.msc Manages sites involved in Active Directory replication
    Active Directory Users and Computers dsa.msc Manages users, groups, computers, and other objects
    Component Services comexp.msc Manages COM+ applications
    Computer Management compmgmt.msc /s Starts and stops services, manages disks, and provides access
    to other computer management tools for local and remote
    Data Sources (ODBC) odbcad32.exe Manages ODBC drivers and data sources
    DHCP dhcpmgmt.msc /s Manages DHCP, which assigns TCP/IP settings to clients
    Disk Defragmenter dfrg.msc Starts the Disk Defragmenter utility
    Distributed File System dfscmd Manages DFS, which creates a single shared hierarchy of
    resources from multiple hosts
    DNS dnsmgmt.msc /s Manages DNS, which resolves host names into IP addresses
    Event Viewer eventvwr.msc /s Accesses various log files under Windows Server
    Internet Services Manager mmc.exe H:W2KSVR System32inetsrviis.msc Manages Web and FTP Internet services
    Licensing llsmgr.exe Manages licenses and client use
    Performance perfmon.msc /s Monitors the performance of a system or network
    Routing and Remote Access rrasmgmt.msc /s Manages remote connections and routing activities
    Terminal Services Licensing licmgr.exe Manages client access to terminal services