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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Using the System File Checker

The System File Checker is a command-line tool that verifies that the system has the correct versions of protected system files. If the System File Checker finds an incorrect version of a protected system file, it will retrieve the correct version from your Windows Server DVD or CD-ROM.

To use the System File Checker, log on locally as an administrator, open a Command Prompt window, and then type Sfc followed by the appropriate parameter. Table 37-2 describes the possible parameters.

Table 37-2. File System Checker Parameters

/Scannow

Scans all protected system files.

/Verifyonly

Scans integrity of all protected system files.

/Scanfile

Scans integrity of referenced file.

/Verifyfile

Verifies the integrity of the file with full ...

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