How to Cheat at Windows System Administration Using Command Line Scripts


  • Pawan Bhardwaj, (MCSE, MCP+I, CCNA, A+) a consultant and technical trainer

How to Cheat at Windows Systems Administrators using Command line scripts teaches system administrators hundreds of powerful, time-saving tips for automating daily system administration tasks using Windows command line scripts. With every new version of Windows, Microsoft is trying to ease the administration jobs by adding more and more layers of graphical user interface (GUI) or configuration wizards (dialog boxes). While these ‘wizards’ are interactive and make the administrator’s job easier, they are not always the most convenient and efficient way to accomplish the everyday administration tasks. These wizards are time consuming and, at times, may seem a bit confusing. The purpose of the book is to teach administrators how to use command-line scripts to complete everyday administration jobs, solve recurring network problems and at the same time improve their efficiency.
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System Administrators.


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-105-1

Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING STARTED WITH COMMAND-LINE 1. Basics of Windows Command Shell 2. Using Batch Files 3. Performing Scheduled Tasks PART II: BASIC WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION 4. Basic Disk Management 5. Administering Partitions and Volumes PART III: WORKING WITH ACTIVE DIRECTORY 6. Administering Active Directory 7. Administering User and Group Accounts 8. Administering Computers & Domains PART IV: WINDOWS NETWORKING 9. Administering TCP/IP Networking 10. Administering Network Services 11. Managing and Monitoring Security PART V: MANAGING WINDOWS SYSTEMS 12. Administering System Services 13. Managing Event Logs 14. Monitoring System Performance Appendix Windows Command Line Quick Reference. Commands from the Support Tools.