Installation date of Win 2k


S

Satheesh Kiran

We are having around 15 windows 2000 servers installed
long back. Is it possible to find out when exactly, like
which date the OS has been installed.

Thanks in Advance
Satheesh Kiran
 
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Mike Deakins

I am not sure if this works after backup-restore:
looking into Windows\repair directory. Files in that dir may contain the
install date.
 
M

Michael Bednarek

Satheesh Kiran said:
We are having around 15 windows 2000 servers installed
long back. Is it possible to find out when exactly, like
which date the OS has been installed.
Try 'systeminfo' from a command prompt, or 'netsh diag show os /v', or
'srvinfo', or 'psinfo', or Aida32.

I believe they all get it from
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\InstallDate

Or look at the date stamp for %systemdrive%\ntldr (or
%systemroot%\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\ under >NT5.0).
 
S

Satheesh Kiran

I am unable to run the below commands in windows 2000
server OS. In XP OS systeminfo is working and its showing
me the install date.

Even the registry in windows 2000 server OS doesn't
contain the install date information.

please let me know if any alternate method is available

Regards
Kiran
 
M

Michael Bednarek

I am unable to run the below commands in windows 2000
server OS. In XP OS systeminfo is working and its showing
me the install date.
Sorry, my fault regarding systeminfo and 'netsh diag'; however,
srvinfo is in the Resource Kit, and PsInfo and Aida32 are freely
available.
Even the registry in windows 2000 server OS doesn't
contain the install date information.
I think it does: (under Server 2000: ['$' is my PROMPT])

$ reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v InstallDate

! REG.EXE VERSION 2.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
InstallDate REG_DWORD 0x3b176aba
please let me know if any alternate method is available
Try the date stamp on "%systemdrive%\System Volume Information".
 
K

Kerry

Look at the date of your WinNT folder that will be the
install date of the OS....
 
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Elijah Landreth [MSFT]

Look in c:\winnt for setupapi.log this is the history of your computer and
by default all OS modifications and Hardware installations are appended
here. Its a txt file that begins recording when she's born; just look at
the first recorded date in the top of the file.

Good Luck

Elijah Landreth [MSFT]
Microsoft Server Setup Team

Search our Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/directory
Visit the Windows 2000 Homepage at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/default.asp
See the Windows NT Homepage at http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/

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