DHCP, Technology Required

Technology Required for Maintaining Windows Server 2003 DHCP Services

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Technology Required

The following table lists the tools or technologies used in the procedures described in this guide. All tools should be accessed from a Windows Server 2003 server console, except in those cases where a link is provided.

Table 3. DHCP Service Tools or Technologies

Required technology Description Location
Disk Defragmenter Tool used to analyze volumes for fragmentation and perform defragmentation. Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter
Backup Tool used to perform backup and restore operations. Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Backup
Srvinfo.exe Tool used to gather system information from servers. Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit
Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) Provides for management capabilities. In this POG, specifically, it is used within Microsoft Visual Basic® Scripting Edition (VBScript).
DHCP Manager Centralized management and monitoring tools used for modifying DHCP parameters. This can be found either in Administrative Tools after initial install of the DHCP service or via Adminpak.msi. %systemroot%system32\ dhcpmgmt.msc
Event Viewer Provides logs for transactional reactive review of system and service events. This technology is automatically installed with Windows Server 2003. Start>Control Panel> Administrative Tools>Event Viewer
Or to open Event Viewer using the command line:
Start>Run. In the Open box, type eventvwr.msc, and then click OK.
System Monitor (formerly called Performance Monitor) Provides detailed performance information on key metrics used to troubleshoot bottlenecks and degradation. It is automatically installed with Windows Server 2003. Start>Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Performance
Or to open System Monitor using the command line:
Start>Run. In the Open box, type perfmon, and then click OK.
Task Manager Offers an immediate view of system activity and performance. This technology is automatically installed with Windows Server 2003. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click Task Manager.
Service Control (SC.exe) Allows for general management of Windows services, including startup, shutdown, and status. %systemroot%\system32\ sc.exe
Netsh (Netsh.exe) Manages network services and configuration objects. %systemroot%\system32\netsh.exe
Or to open Netsh using the command line:
Start>Run. In the Open box, type netsh, and then click OK.
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools Provides operations tools, scripts, and shortcuts to add and automate administrative functionality for Windows Server 2003. This kit is a separate installable package. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17657
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access XP Full-featured Microsoft Office desktop applications that can be used to create the reports and manage the data sets listed in this product operations guide. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access can be found either as stand-alone products or as parts of Microsoft Office XP.
Microsoft SQL Server™ (optional) Can be used to manage enterprise-level volumes of management log, performance, and configuration data. https://www.microsoft.com/sql-server/sql-server-2017