Description

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.

Key Features

*Provides system administrators with hundreds of tips, tricks, and scripts to complete administration tasks more quickly and efficiently. *No direct competition for a core tool for Windows administrators. *Builds on success of other books in the series including How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003 and How to Cheat at Managing Microsoft Operations Manager 2005.

Readership

System Administrators.

Table of Contents

Lead Author

Technical Editor and Reviewer

Contributing Authors

Companion Web Site

Introduction

Part I: Getting Started with Command Line

Chapter 1: Basics of the Command Line

Introduction

Basics of the Windows Command Shell

Starting the Windows Command Shell

Internal Commands for the Command Shell

Command History

Accessing the Windows Command Reference

Installing Windows Support Tools

Summary

Chapter 2: Using Batch Files

Introduction

Working Safely with the Command Line

Configuring the Command Path

Using Command Redirection

Using Groups of Commands

Creating Batch Files

Batch File Parameters

Summary

Chapter 3: Managing Scheduled Tasks

Introduction

Scheduling Tasks

The Task Scheduler Service

Configuring the Properties of the Task Scheduler Service

Managing Tasks Using the Task Scheduler

The schtasks Command-Line Utility

Managing Tasks with schtasks

Summary

Part II: Basic Windows Administration

Chapter 4: Managing Files and Directories

Introduction

Using Wildcards in Commands

File and Folder Attributes

Basic File and Folder Operations

Duplicating and Comparing Disks

Directory-Specific Commands

Summary

Chapter 5: Maintaining Hard Disks

Introduction

Physical and Logical Disks

Understanding Basic and Dynamic Disks

Supported File Systems

Converting File Systems

Summary

Chapter 6: Managing Hard Disks with the Diskpart Utility

Introduction

The Diskpart Utility

Diskpart Commands

Scripting with Diskpart

Obtaining Volume Information

Managing Dynamic Volumes

Managing Fault-Tolerant Volumes

Summary

Part III: Managing Wi

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080508269
Print ISBN:
9781597491051

About the author

Pawan Bhardwaj

Affiliations and Expertise

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