View devices and resource settings

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view devices and resource settings

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. On the View menu, click one of the options listed in the following table:

    Option Description

    Devices by type

    Displays devices by the type of device installed, such as monitor or mouse. This is the default view. After you double-click the device type, the connection name is listed below the type.

    Devices by connection

    Displays devices by how they are connected in your computer. Each device is listed under the hardware to which it is connected. For example, if a small computer system interface (SCSI) card is listed, the devices attached to the SCSI card are listed beneath it.

    Resources by type

    Displays all allocated resources by the type of device using these resources. The resources are as follows:

    • Direct memory access (DMA) channels

    • Input/output ports (I/O ports)

    • Interrupt request (IRQ

    • Memory addresses

    Resources by connection

    Displays all allocated resources by connection type. The resources are: DMA channels, I/O ports, IRQ, and memory addresses.


  • To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then click Device Manager.

  • For information on how to view hidden devices, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


View information about a device driver
View the status of a device
Change resource settings for a device
View hidden devices
Working with MMC console files
Using the runas command with MMC