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Windows Administration at the Command Line for Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000: In the Field Results

ISBN: 978-0-470-01000-6
552 pages
April 2006
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The only complete reference for Windows command line utilities


Instant results for time-crunched IT professionals

The last thing you want as a busy systems administrator is to click endlessly through the Windows GUI every time you need to perform a simple task. Want a better solution? Windows Administration at the Command Line reacquaints you with the often-overlooked utilities accessible through the command line in Windows 2003, XP, and 2000.

Locate files, check system status, secure and monitor systems, and best of all, save time by using scripts to automate your time-consuming management tasks. This practical book reveals all the command line utilities and puts them right at your fingertips. The only resource on the market with the complete set of Windows command line utilities, this hands-on reference gives you solutions that yield superior results compared to GUI-based utilities, increasing your productivity in the field.

Inside you'll find:
* The complete set of all Windows command line utilities
* Real world scenarios that focus on practical applications
* Information on third-party utilities and scripting techniques
* Instructions for using the .NET Framework utilities
* A preview of Windows Vista utilities including detailed instructions for using Monad and MSH
* An appendix with 52 command line tricks and techniques

In the Field Results
Provides seasoned systems administrators with advanced tools, knowledge, and real-world skills to use on the job. Going beyond what the standard documentation or classroom training provides, these practical guides address the real situations IT professionals face every day, offering streamlined solutions to improve productivity.
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Introduction.

PART 1: STANDARD WINDOWS UTILITIES.

Chapter 1. Usiing the Command Line Effectively.

Chapter 2. Completing Data-Specific Tsks.

Chapter 3. Discovering the System Status.

Chapter 4. Locating Files and Other Resources.

Chapter 5. Securing and Monitoring a System.

Chapter 6. Using Developer and Low Level Utilities.

PART 2: USING WINDOWS AUTOMATION.

Chapter 7. Creating CMD and BAT Files.

Chapter 8. Working with Scripts.

Chapter 9. Scripting for Active Directory.

Chapter 10. Using Tsk Scheduler Effectively.

Chapter 11. After Hours Automation Scripting.

PART 3: RELYING ON THIRD PARTY AUTOMATION.

Chapter 12 Obtaining Command Prompt Enhancers.

Chapter 13. Increasing Productivity at the Command Line.

Chapter 14. Editing and Compiling Batch Files and Scripts.

PART 4: WORKING WITH THE .NET FRAMEWORK UTILITIES.

Chapter 15. Understanding the .NET Framework Versions.

Chapter 16. Cinfiguring the .NET Framework.

Chapter 17. Configuring ASP.NET.

PART 5: WINDOWS VISTA SPECIAL FEATURES PREVIEW.

Chapter 18. Using the Enhanced Vista Utilities.

Chapter 19 Working with Monad.

Appendix: 52 Indispensable Command Line Tricks and Techniques.

Glossary.

Index.

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John Paul Mueller, consultant, application developer, writer, and technical editor, has written over 300 articles and 68 books, including the recent Mastering Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition (Sybex 2006). His topics range from programming and operating systems to home security and accessibility. He has contributed articles to such magazines as DevSource, asp.netPro, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, and Visual Basic Developer. His Web site is www.mwt.net/~jmueller/.
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