Health of the server

On January 6, 2009, in sbs 2008 migration, by

One of the recommendations that the migration docs say is to run some DNS tools to check the health of the server.

Run the Windows Support Tools
If your server is running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, you cannot use the Best Practices Analyzer, but you can use the Windows Support Tools to accomplish the same task. The following table lists the tools that you can use to diagnose issues on your server, network, and domain:

Tool Description

Netdiag.exe
 Helps isolate networking and connectivity issues.

Dcdiag.exe
 Analyzes the state of domain controllers in a forest or enterprise, and reports issues to assist you in troubleshooting.

 
Repadmin.exe
 Assists you in diagnosing replication issues between domain controllers.

The tools are included in here:
Download details: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 32-bit Support Tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6EC50B78-8BE1-4E81-B3BE-4E7AC4F0912D&displaylang=en

(this is on a vmware of a SBS 2003 test domain)

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dir
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 8CB7-39FD

 Directory of C:\Program Files\Support Tools

01/05/2009  11:21 PM    <DIR>          .
01/05/2009  11:21 PM    <DIR>          ..
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            91,648 acldiag.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           216,091 addiag.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           349,696 adsiedit.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            42,986 adsiedit.msc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             8,704 apmstat.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            18,432 bindiff.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           119,808 Bitsadmin.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            41,472 browstat.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            65,024 cabarc.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            81,676 clone.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            33,262 clonegg.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            33,418 cloneggu.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            33,315 clonelg.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            91,648 clonepr.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            97,280 clonepr.doc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            32,855 clonepr.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             8,293 connstat.cmd
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           459,264 dcdiag.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             1,317 depends.cnt
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             8,704 depends.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           642,048 depends.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           128,430 depends.hlp
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            55,808 devcon.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           235,008 dfsutil.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            13,824 dhcploc.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            15,360 diruse.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           160,768 dmdiag.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           132,096 dnscmd.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            82,432 dnslint.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            45,568 dsacls.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           125,440 dsastat.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            25,408 dskprobe.chm
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           131,072 dskprobe.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            15,872 efsinfo.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            26,112 exctrlst.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            14,336 filever.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            26,112 ftonline.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             5,632 getsid.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            34,304 gflags.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             8,333 health_chk.cmd
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            16,384 httpcfg.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           843,827 iadstools.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           170,496 iadstools.doc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            39,424 iasparse.doc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            37,376 iasparse.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            20,992 inetorgpersonfix.doc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             1,000 inetorgpersonfix.ldf
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            10,556 iologsum.cmd
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            23,040 ksetup.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            90,112 ktpass.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM        14,031,229 ldp.doc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           263,168 ldp.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             7,680 lowiosrv.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             2,996 lowiosrv.tlb
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            19,456 memsnap.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            27,648 movetree.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            10,240 movetree.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            17,408 msicuu.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            89,088 msizap.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            48,640 netcap.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           390,144 netdiag.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           183,808 netdom.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           196,096 nltest.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            10,240 ntfrsutl.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            26,112 poolmon.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            23,040 portqry.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            16,393 readme.htm
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            37,376 remote.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           244,736 repadmin.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM         1,191,987 replmon.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            14,848 rsdiag.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            15,872 rsdir.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM         1,233,920 rstools.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            26,112 sdcheck.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            19,909 search.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            13,312 setspn.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            60,416 showaccs.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             4,404 sidhist.vbs
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            55,296 sidwalk.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             4,608 sidwalk.msc
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           105,984 sidwkr.dll
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            19,968 spcheck.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM             4,239 spcheck.ini
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            16,054 topchk.cmd
03/24/2005  07:46 PM           140,288 windiff.exe
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            17,357 windiff.hlp
03/24/2005  07:46 PM            63,488 xcacls.exe
              87 File(s)     23,665,623 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  31,048,130,560 bytes free

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>netdiag

………………………………….

    Computer Name: SERVER
    DNS Host Name: SERVER.smallbusiness.local
    System info : Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Build 3790)
    Processor : x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6, GenuineIntel
    List of installed hotfixes :
        KB924667-v2
        KB925398_WMP64
        KB925902-v2
        KB927891
        KB929123
        KB930178
        KB932168
        KB933729
        KB933854
        KB935839
        KB935840
        KB936357
        KB936782
        KB938127
        KB938127-IE7
        KB938464
        KB941569
        KB942830
        KB942831
        KB943055
        KB943460
        KB943485
        KB943729
        KB944338-v2
        KB944653
        KB945553
        KB946026
        KB948496
        KB948745
        KB949014
        KB950762
        KB950974
        KB951066
        KB951698
        KB951746
        KB951748
        KB952069
        KB952954
        KB953838-IE7
        KB954211
        KB954600
        KB955069
        KB955839
        KB956390-IE7
        KB956391
        KB956802
        KB956803
        KB956841
        KB957095
        KB957097
        KB958215
        KB958215-IE7
        KB958644
        KB960714
        KB960714-IE7
        Q147222

Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed

 

Per interface results:

    Adapter : Server Local Area Connection

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : SERVER
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.220.140
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . :
        Primary WINS Server. . . . : 192.168.220.140
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.220.140

        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

        Default gateway test . . . : Skipped
            [WARNING] No gateways defined for this adapter.

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
        [WARNING] At least one of the <00> ‘WorkStation Service’, <03> ‘Messenge
r Service’, <20> ‘WINS’ names is missing.
            No remote names have been found.

        WINS service test. . . . . : Passed

    Adapter : Network Connection

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : SERVER.Kikibitzrtm.local
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.22
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        Primary WINS Server. . . . : 192.168.220.140
        NetBIOS over Tcpip . . . . : Disabled
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.220.140

        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

        Default gateway test . . . : Passed

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Skipped
            NetBT is disabled on this interface. [Test skipped]

        WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped
            NetBT is disable on this interface. [Test skipped].

Global results:

Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed

NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
        NetBT_Tcpip_{EBD674F4-D3A6-4B64-8ACC-5195EA6DA5DB}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.

Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed

IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed

Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed

NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] You don’t have a single interface with the <00> ‘WorkStation Servi
ce’, <03> ‘Messenger Service’, <20> ‘WINS’ names defined.

Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    PASS – All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server ‘192.168.220.
140′.

Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
        NetBT_Tcpip_{EBD674F4-D3A6-4B64-8ACC-5195EA6DA5DB}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
        NetBT_Tcpip_{EBD674F4-D3A6-4B64-8ACC-5195EA6DA5DB}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed

DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped

Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.

Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

    Note: run “netsh ipsec dynamic show /?” for more detailed information

The command completed successfully

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dcdiag

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ……………………. SERVER passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER
      Starting test: Replications
         ……………………. SERVER passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ……………………. SERVER passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ……………………. SERVER passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ……………………. SERVER passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ……………………. SERVER passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ……………………. SERVER passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ……………………. SERVER passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
            IsmServ Service is stopped on [SERVER]
         ……………………. SERVER failed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ……………………. SERVER passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ……………………. SERVER passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: frsevent
         ……………………. SERVER passed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ……………………. SERVER passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         ……………………. SERVER passed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ……………………. SERVER passed test VerifyReferences

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ……………………. ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ……………………. ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ……………………. DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ……………………. DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ……………………. Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ……………………. Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ……………………. Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ……………………. Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : smallbusiness
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ……………………. smallbusiness passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ……………………. smallbusiness passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running enterprise tests on : smallbusiness.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ……………………. smallbusiness.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ……………………. smallbusiness.local passed test FsmoCheck

 

2 Responses to Health of the server

  1. Amy B says:

    Preparing and testing the existing network is the MOST important part of migration.

    I would note that I do often see failures to resolve some or all of the root hint servers. This does not seem to create a problem, so long as everything else passes.

  2. admin says:

    test