NT Syntax


Windows NT diagnostics
Reports: Memory use, Services, Devices, IRQ's Ports, Environment variables,
Network (rights, transport, stats), Hardware including Display adapter.

      WINMSD computername Open the GUI interface
      WINMSD /a           All details
      WINMSD /s           Summary details only
      WINMSD /f           Send output to a file <computername.txt> in the current directory 
      WINMSD /p           Send output to a printer

      WINMSD with no switches will open the GUI with details of the computer you are logged into. 

Hot keys within the GUI:

SHIFT - F2 copies the current tab to the clipboard,
F2 copies a summary of the current tab to the clipboard

Winmsd in Windows 2000 will actually run Msinfo32 -
mmc.exe /s "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\MSInfo32.msc"

It's advisable to have the SERVER service running, if not - winmsd will show a warning dialogue.

Spooling output to file - if you have the resource kit WINMSDP allows more control over this.

Related Commands:

- Windows NT diagnostics
WINMSDP - Windows NT Diagnostics II
SRVINFO - SMS support tools - partition info, running services and Network info.
Dmdiag - display disk properties: Size, Status, Type...(Win 2K ResKit)

Equivalent Linux BASH commands:


Simon Sheppard