Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant

ISBN-10: 0735622620

ISBN-13: 9780735622623

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Now updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this practical, pocket-sized reference delivers ready answers for using Windows command-line tools to manage multiple clients and servers. Its packed with hundreds of examples that show you how to run, use, schedule, and script Windows commands, support tools, and Resource Kit tools without touching the GUI.
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List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written 61 books including: "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant", "Windows Server 2003 Inside Out", "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant", and "Microsoft IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant" (all from Microsoft Press). These are currently the best sellers in their respective markets. Mr. Stanek has an MS degree in Information Systems with distinction, and a BS degree in Computer Science magna cum laude.

Who Is This Book For?
How Is This Book Organized?
Conventions Used in This Book
Windows Command-Line Fundamentals
Overview of the Windows Command Line
Command Line Essentials
Understanding the Windows Command Shell
Understanding the MS-DOS Command Shell
Understanding Windows PowerShell
Configuring Command-Line Properties
Working with the Command History
Making Supplemental Components Available
Using the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista
Registering the Remote Server Administration Tools Package
Configuring and Selecting Remote Server Administration Tools
Removing the Remote Server Administration Tools
Removing the Remote Server Administration Tools Package
Getting the Most from the Command Line
Managing Command Shell Startup
Working with the Command Path
Managing the Command Path
Managing File Extensions and File Associations
Redirecting Standard Input, Output, and Error
Redirecting Standard Output to Other Commands
Redirecting I/O to and from Files
Redirecting Standard Error
Chaining and Grouping Commands
Using Chains of Commands
Grouping Command Sequences
Command-Line Scripting Essentials
Creating Command-Line Scripts
Common Statements and Commands for Scripts
Clearing the Command-Shell Window
Adding Comments to Scripts
Managing Text Display and Command Echoing
Fine-Tuning Command Echo with @
Setting the Console Window Title and Colors
Passing Arguments to Scripts
Getting Acquainted with Variables
Using Variables in Scripts
Naming Variables
Setting Variable Values
Substituting Variable Values
Localizing Variable Scope
Using Mathematical Expressions
Working with Arithmetic and Assignment Operators
Understanding Operator Precedence
Simulating Exponents
Command-Line Selection Statements
Using If
Using If Not
Using If Defined and If Not Defined
Nesting Ifs
Making Comparisons in If Statements
Command Line Iteration Statements
Iteration Essentials
Stepping Through a Series of Values
Iterating Through Groups of Files
Iterating Through Directories
Parsing File Content and Output
Creating Subroutines and Procedures
Using Subroutines
Using Procedures
Windows Systems Administration Using the Command Line
Deploying Windows Servers
Managing Server Configurations
Working with Roles, Role Services, and Features
Managing Roles, Role Services, and Features
ServerManagerCmd Essentials
Querying Installed Roles, Role Services, and Features
Installing Roles, Role Services, and Features
Removing Roles, Role Services, and Features
Managing Windows Systems
Examining System Information
Working with the Registry
Understanding Registry Keys and Values
Querying Registry Values
Comparing Registry Keys
Saving and Restoring Registry Keys
Adding Registry keys
Copying Registry Keys
Deleting Registry Keys
Exporting and Importing Registry Keys
Loading and Unloading Registry Keys
Managing System Services
Viewing Configured Services
Starting, Stopping, and Pausing Services
Configuring Service Startup
Configuring Service Logon
Configuring Service Recovery
Restarting and Shutting Down Systems from the Command Line
Managing Restart and Shutdown of Local Systems
Managing Restart and Shutdown of Remote Systems
Adding Shutdown or Restart Reasons and Comments
Event Logging, Tracking, and Monitoring
Windows Event Logging
Viewing and Filtering Event Logs
Viewing Events
Filtering Events
Writing Custom Events to the Event Logs
Creating and Using Saved Queries
Monitoring Performance: The Essentials
Understanding Performance Monitoring at the Command Line
Tracking Performance Data
Monitoring Processes and Maintaining Performance
Managing Applications, Processes, and Performance
Understanding System and User Processes
Examining Running Processes
Monitoring System Resource Usage and Processes
Stopping Processes
Detecting and Resolving Performance Issues Through Monitoring
Monitoring Memory Paging and Paging to Disk
Monitoring Memory Usage and the Working Memory Set for Individual Processes
Resolving Performance Bottlenecks
Managing Event and Performance Logging
Managing the Event Logs
Getting Started with Wevtutil
Listing Available Logs and Registered Publishers
Viewing and Changing Log Configuration
Exporting and Manipulating Event Logs
Clearing Event Logs
Centralizing Event Logging Across the Enterprise
Configuring Event Forwarding and Collection
Creating Subscriptions
Managing Subscriptions
Performance Logging
Getting Started with Data Collector Sets
Working with Data Collector Sets
Collecting Performance Counter Data
Configuring Performance Counter Alerts
Viewing Data Collector Reports
Scheduling Tasks to Run Automatically
Scheduling Tasks on Local and Remote Systems
Introducing Task Scheduling
Monitoring Scheduled Tasks
Scheduling Tasks with Task Scheduler
Creating Basic Tasks
Creating Advanced Tasks
Managing Task Properties
Enabling and Disabling Tasks
Copying Tasks to Other Computers
Running Tasks Immediately
Removing Unwanted Tasks
Scheduling Tasks with Schtasks
Creating Scheduled Tasks with Schtasks /Create
Creating Scheduled Tasks Triggered by Windows Events
Changing Scheduled Tasks with Schtasks /Change
Querying for Configured Tasks with Schtasks /Query
Creating Tasks Using XML Configuration Files
Running Tasks Immediately with Schtasks /Run
Stopping Running Tasks with Schtasks /End
Deleting Tasks with Schtasks /Delete
Windows File System and Disk Administration Using the Command Line
Configuring and Maintaining Disks
Getting Started with DiskPart
DiskPart Basics
DiskPart: An Example
Understanding Focus and What It Means
DiskPart Commands and Scripts
DiskPart: A Script Example
Installing and Managing Hard Disk Drives
Installing and Checking for a New Drive
Checking Drive Status and Configuration
Changing Drive Partition Styles
Working with Basic and Dynamic Disks
Understanding Basic and Dynamic Disks
Setting the Active Partition
Changing the Disk Type: Basic to Dynamic or Vice Versa
Maintaining Disks
Obtaining Disk Information and Managing File Systems with FSUtil
Checking Disks for Errors and Bad Sectors
Fixing Disk Errors
Controlling Auto Check on Startup
Defragmenting Disks
Partitioning Basic Disks
Obtaining Partition Information
Creating Partitions
Creating Partitions for MBR Disks
Creating Partitions for GPT Disks
Managing Drive Letters and Mount Points
Assigning Drive Letters or Mount Points
Changing Drive Letters or Mount Points
Removing Drive Letters or Mount Points
Formatting Partitions
Formatting: An Example
Managing Partitions
Converting a Partition or Volume to NTFS
Changing or Deleting the Volume Label
Shrinking Partitions or Volumes
Extending Partitions or Volumes
Deleting Partitions
Managing Volumes and RAID on Dynamic Disks
Obtaining Volume Information and Status
Creating and Managing Simple Volumes
Creating Simple Volumes
Extending Simple Volumes
Bringing Dynamic Disks Online
Deleting Volumes
Providing Fault Tolerance with RAID on Dynamic Disks
Implementing RAID-0: Disk Striping
Implementing RAID-1: Disk Mirroring and Duplexing
Implementing RAID-5: Disk Striping with Parity
Managing RAID and Recovering from Failure
Breaking a Mirrored Set
Resynchronizing and Repairing a Mirrored Set
Repairing a RAID-0 Striped Set Without Parity
Regenerating a RAID-5 Striped Set with Parity
Windows Active Directory Administration Using the Command Line
Core Active Directory Services Administration
Controlling Active Directory from the Command Line
Understanding Domains, Containers, and Objects
Understanding Logical and Physical Structures in Active Directory
Understanding Distinguished Names
Getting Started with the Active Directory Command-Line Tools
Making Directory Queries Using the DSQUERY Command
DSQUERY Subcommands and Syntax
Searching Using Names, Descriptions, and SAM Account Names
Setting Logon and Run As Permissions for Searches
Setting the Start Node, Search Scope, and Object Limit
Setting the Output Format for Names
Using DSQUERY with Other Active Directory Command-Line Tools
Searching for Problem User and Computer Accounts
Renaming and Moving Objects
Removing Objects from Active Directory
Managing Computer Accounts and Domain Controllers
Overview of Managing Computer Accounts from the Command Line
Creating Computer Accounts in Active Directory Domains
Creating a Computer Account
Customizing Computer Account Attributes and Group Memberships
Managing Computer Account Properties
Viewing and Finding Computer Accounts
Setting or Changing a Computer's Location or Description Attribute
Disabling and Enabling Computer Accounts
Resetting Locked Computer Accounts
Joining Computer Accounts to a Domain
Renaming Computers and Computer Accounts
Moving Computer Accounts
Deleting Computer Accounts
Working with Domain Controllers
Installing and Demoting Domain Controllers
Finding Domain Controllers in Active Directory
Designating Global Catalog Servers
Finding Global Catalog Servers
Adding or Removing a Global Catalog
Checking Caching Settings and Global Catalog Preferences
Designating Operations Masters
Finding Operations Masters
Configuring Operations Master Roles Using the Command Line
Finding Read-Only Domain Controllers
Managing Active Directory Users and Groups
Overview of Managing User Accounts from the Command Line
Adding User Accounts
Creating Domain User Accounts
Customizing Domain User Account Attributes and Group Memberships
Creating Local User Accounts
Managing User Accounts
Viewing and Finding User Accounts
Determining Group Membership for Individual User Accounts
Setting or Changing User Account Attributes
Disabling and Enabling User Accounts
Resetting Expired User Accounts
Controlling and Resetting User Passwords
Moving User Accounts
Renaming User Accounts
Deleting User Accounts
Overview of Managing Group Accounts from the Command Line
Adding Group Accounts
Creating Security and Distribution Groups
Creating a Local Group and Assigning Members
Managing Group Accounts
Viewing and Finding Group Accounts
Determining Group membership
Changing Group Type or Scope
Adding, Removing, or Replacing Group Members
Moving Group Accounts
Renaming Group Accounts
Deleting Group Accounts
Windows Network Administration Using the Command Line
Administering Network Printers and Print Services
Obtaining Support and Troubleshooting Information for Printers
Working with Printers at the Command Line
Tracking Print Drivers and Printer Information
Getting Detailed Print Statistics for Capacity Planning and Troubleshooting
Managing Printers
Installing Physically Attached Print Devices
Installing Network-Attached Print Devices
Listing Printers Configured on a Computer
Viewing and Setting the Default Printer
Renaming Printers
Deleting Printers
Managing TCP/IP Ports for Network-Attached Printers
Creating and Changing TCP/IP Ports for Printers
Listing Information About TCP/IP Ports Used by Printers
Deleting TCP/IP Ports Used by Printers
Configuring Printer Properties
Adding Comments and Location Information
Sharing Printers
Publishing Printers in Active Directory
Setting a Separator Page and Changing Print Device Mode
Scheduling and Prioritizing Print Jobs
Configuring Spooling and Other Advanced Printer Options
Solving Spooling Problems
Checking the Print Spooler Service
Fixing a Corrupted Spooler
Managing Print Queues and Individual Print Jobs
Viewing Jobs in the Queue
Pausing the Printer and Resuming Printing
Emptying the Print Queue
Pausing, Resuming, and Restarting Individual Document Printing
Removing a Document and Canceling a Print Job
Backing Up and Restoring Print Server Configurations
Backing Up Print Server Configurations
Restoring Print Server Configurations
Migrating Printers and Print Queues
Configuring, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking
Using the Network Services Shell
Working with Netsh Contexts
Working with Remote Computers
Working with Script Files
Managing TCP/IP Settings
Configuring IPv4
Configuring IPv6
Supporting TCP/IP Networking
Obtaining and Saving the TCP/IP Configuration
Examining IP Address and Interface Configurations
Working with TCP Internet Control and Error Messages
Examining Fragmentation, Reassembly, and Error Details
Examining Current TCP and UDP Connections
Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking
Viewing Diagnostic Information
Diagnosing General Computer Configuration Issues
Essential Command-Line Tools Reference
Quick Reference for Netsh
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