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System Information Support in Windows 2000

Article ID: 248631

Article Last Modified on 3/1/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q248631


This article describes Windows 2000 support for obtaining hardware and software configuration information.


In some situations it may be very helpful to collect information about the hardware and software configuration of your Windows 2000-based computer. This information can be useful in troubleshooting a problem, or it can be used to document your initial configuration and any subsequent hardware or software additions or upgrades.

Windows 2000 includes tools that may be used to obtain an overview of the services, hardware, and programs installed on to a Windows 2000-based computer. These tools include System Information (Msinfo32.exe), and the System tool in Control Panel.

Using Msinfo32.exe, you can export and import Windows 2000 configuration information and create text files.

Text files containing your computer configuration information can be used by other programs such as word processor programs, database programs, or spread sheet programs.

For additional information about the Windows 2000 System Information tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

229798 Msinfo32.exe Starts When You Try to Start Winmsd

Additional query words: winmsd msinfo32 output .txt

Keywords: kbfaq kbinfo KB248631