Synopses & Reviews
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for managing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP from the command line. Zero in on core command-line tools and techniques—learning timesaving ways to extend your operational efficiency and reach over multiple domains and networks. With its quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions, this book delivers the fast, accurate information you need to get the job done—whether youre at your desk or in the field!
Get fast facts to:
- Create and use command-line scripts
- Perform multiple, complex operations by grouping commands
- Run commands, scripts, and programs on a scheduled basis
- Use event-logging tools to monitor and fine-tune system performance
- Gain control over disks beyond what you can do from the GUI
- Administer Active Directory users and groups, computer accounts, and domains
- Maintain network printers and print services
- Configure, manage, and troubleshoot TCP/IP networking services
- Get tips for using command-line related Resource Kit tools
Packed with practical examples, this concise, pocket-sized reference delivers ready answers for using Microsoft Windows command-line tools to manage multiple clients and servers, perform bulk operations, and get more done in less time.
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for managing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP from the command line. Zero in on core command-line tools and techniques--learning timesaving ways to extend your operational efficiency and reach over multiple domains and networks. With its quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions, this book delivers the fast, accurate information you need to get the job done--whether you're at your desk or in the field
Get fast facts to: Create and use command-line scripts Perform multiple, complex operations by grouping commands Run commands, scripts, and programs on a scheduled basis Use event-logging tools to monitor and fine-tune system performance Gain control over disks beyond what you can do from the GUI Administer Active Directory users and groups, computer accounts, and domains Maintain network printers and print services Configure, manage, and troubleshoot TCP/IP networking services Get tips for using command-line related Resource Kit tools
About the Author
William R. Stanek is a leading network technology expert and an award-winning author. He is a regular contributor to leading publications such as PC Magazine and has written, co-authored, or contributed to numerous computer books, including Microsoft Windows 2000 Administratoras Pocket Consultant, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Administratoras Pocket Consultant, and Windows 2000 Scripting Administratoras Guide. Stanek has a masteras degree in information systems, with distinction, and a bacheloras degree in computer science, magna cum laude. He has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991 and has experience developing server technology, encryption, and e-commerce technology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who Is This Book For?; How Is This Book Organized?; Conventions Used in This Book; Support; About the Author; Part I: Windows Command Line Fundamentals; Chapter 1: Overview of the Windows Command Line; Command Line Essentials; Using Windows Support Tools; Using Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools; Chapter 2: Getting the Most from the Command Line; Managing Command Shell Startup; Working with the Command Path; Redirecting Standard Input, Output, and Error; Chaining and Grouping Commands; Chapter 3: Command Line Scripting Essentials; Creating Command Line Scripts; Common Statements and Commands for Scripts; Passing Arguments to Scripts; Getting Acquainted with Variables; Using Variables in Scripts; Using Mathematical Expressions; Command-Line Selection Statements; Command Line Iteration Statements; Creating Subroutines and Procedures; Chapter 4: Scheduling Tasks to Run Automatically; Scheduling Tasks on Local and Remote Systems; Scheduling Tasks with the Scheduled Task Wizard; Scheduling Tasks with Schtasks; Part II: Windows Systems Administration; Chapter 5: Managing Windows Systems; Examining System Information; Working with the Registry; Managing System Services; Restarting and Shutting Down Systems from the Command Line; Chapter 6: Event Logging, Tracking, and Automated Monitoring; Windows Event Logging; Viewing and Filtering Event Logs; Writing Custom Events to the Event Logs; Monitoring Systems Using Event Triggers; Chapter 7: Monitoring Processes and Performance; Managing Applications, Processes, and Performance; Detecting and Resolving Performance Issues Through Monitoring; Part III: Windows File System and Disk Administration; Chapter 8: Configuring and Maintaining Hard Disk Drives; Getting Started with DiskPart; Installing and Managing Hard Disk Drives; Working with Basic and Dynamic Disks; Maintaining Hard Disk Drives; Chapter 9: Partitioning Basic Disks; Obtaining Partition Information; Creating Partitions; Managing Drive Letters and Mount Points; Formatting Partitions; Managing Partitions; Chapter 10: Managing Volumes and RAID on Dynamic Disks; Obtaining Volume Information and Status; Creating and Managing Simple Volumes; Providing Fault Tolerance with RAID on Dynamic Disks; Managing RAID and Recovering from Failure; Part IV: Windows Active Directory and Network Administration; Chapter 11: Core Active Directory Services Administration; Controlling Active Directory from the Command Line; Making Directory Queries Using the DSQUERY Command; Searching for Problem User and Computer Accounts; Renaming and Moving Objects; Removing Objects from Active Directory; Chapter 12: Managing Computer Accounts and Domain Controllers; Overview of Managing Computer Accounts from the Command Line; Creating Computer Accounts in Active Directory Domains; Managing Computer Account Properties; Working with Domain Controllers; Designating Global Catalog Servers; Designating Operations Masters; Chapter 13: Managing Active Directory Users and Groups; Overview of Managing User Accounts from the Command Line; Adding User Accounts; Managing User Accounts; Overview of Managing Group Accounts from the Command Line; Adding Group Accounts; Managing Group Accounts; Chapter 14: Administering Network Printers and Print Services; Obtaining Support and Troubleshooting Information for Printers; Managing Printers; Managing TCP/IP Ports for Network-Attached Printers; Configuring Printer Properties; Solving Spooling Problems; Managing Print Queues and Individual Print Jobs; Chapter 15: Configuring, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking; Using the Network Services Shell; Managing TCP/IP Settings; Supporting TCP/IP Networking; Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking; Appendix : Essential Command-Line Tools Reference;