How to Use the SPCheck Tool in Windows XP

You can use SPCheck to determine the service pack level of various installed components on Windows XP-based computers. SPCheck generates a report that lists the origin of each file for each installed component. SPCheck reports the current service pack level for the following components:

  • Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • NWLink (IPX/SPX)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Client for Microsoft Networks

SPCheck examines each component, one file at a time. SPCheck must run under a security context that is equivalent to the local Administrator account. If SPCheck does not run under this security context, files may be reported as missing even though they are installed. SPCheck searches for files by using the PATH system environment variable. If files are reported as missing (although they are installed), make sure that the folder or folders in which the component is installed are included in the PATH system environment variable.

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