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Windows Server Hacks
by Mitch Tulloch
The tools, or hacks in this text reveal techniques that go well beyond basic management tasks found in most handbooks. Hacks range from those that deal with general administration to more esoteric hacks in the areas of network deployment, patch management, performance, security, and backup and recovery.
No matter which Windows server you use--NT, IIS, 200, or 2003--this book will put the knowledge and expertise of veteran system administrators and hackers to work for you. Windows Server Hacks will make your life easier while expanding your understanding of the capabilities of Windows Server.
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Mitch Tulloch is a trainer, consultant, and author living in Winnipeg, Canada. In addition to his Nutshell books for O'Reilly listed below, Mitch is also the author of the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking and Microsoft Encyclopedia of Security, both from Microsoft Press, and a string of best-selling books on IIS from Osborne/McGraw-Hill. If you're interested you can find out more about Mitch on his website www mtit.com. In addition to his O'Reilly weblog, Mitch also maintains a "techblog" at mitchtulloch.blogspot.com containing random thoughts, ideas, suggestions, tips, and resources for network and system administrators.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Credits; About the Author; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Preface; Why Windows; Server Hacks?; Getting and Using the Scripts; How to Use This Book; How This Book Is Organized; Conventions Used in This Book; How to Contact Us; Chapter 1. General Administration; 1. Use Run As to Perform Administrative Tasks; 2. Drag and Drop to the Run Menu; 3. Find and Replace Registry Keys from a Command line; 4. Automatically Log On After Booting; 5. Wait for and Optionally Terminate a Process; 6. Shut Down a Remote Computer; 7. Rename Mapped Drives; 8. Execute a Command on Each Computer in a Domain; 9. Add, Remove, or Retrieve Environment Variables; 10. Extend Group Policy; 11. Disable EFS; 12. Get Event Log Information; 13. Shortcut to Remote Assistance; 14. Desktop Checker; 15. Top Five Tools; 16. myITforum.com; Chapter 2. Active Directory; 17. Retrieve the List of Old Domain Computer Accounts; 18. Automate Creation of OU Structure; 19. Modify All Objects in the OU; 20. Delegate Control of an OU to a User; 21. Send OU Information in Active Directory to an HTML Page; 22. Display Active Directory Information; 23. Store and Display Contact Information in Active Directory; 24. Restore the Active Directory Icon in Windows XP; Chapter 3. User Management; 25. Search for Domain Users; 26. Manage User Accounts in Active Directory; 27. Get a List of Disabled Accounts; 28. Get User Account Information; 29. Check for Passwords that Never Expire; 30. Enumerate Group Membership to a CSV File; 31. Modify User Properties for All Users in a Particular OU; 32. Check Group Membership and Map Drives in a Logon Script; 33. Use a Script to Create a User, Home Directory, and Permissions; 34. Prevent Ordinary Users from Creating Local Accounts; 35. Put a Logoff Icon on the Desktop; Chapter 4. Networking Services; 36. Manage Services on Remote Machines; 37. Simplify DNS Aging and Scavenging; 38. Troubleshoot DNS; 39. Manually Recreate a Damaged WINS Database; 40. Change WINS for All Enabled Adapters; 41. Ensure DHCP Server Availability; 42. Change a Network Adapter's IP Info; 43. Change from Static IP to DHCP; 44. Release and Renew IP Addresses; 45. Use Netsh to Change Configuration Settings; 46. Remove Orphaned Network Cards; 47. Implement Windows 2000 Network Load Balancing; Chapter 5. File and Print; 48. Map Network Drives; 49. Determine Who Has A Particular File Open on the Network; 50. Display a Directory Tre;e 51. Automate Printer Management; 52. Set the Default Printer Based on Location; 53. Add Printers Based on Name of Computer; Chapter 6. IIS 54. Back Up the Metabase; 55. Restore the Metabase; 56. Map the Metabase; 57. Metabase Hacks; 58. Hide the Metabase; 59. IIS Administration Scripts; 60. Run Other Web Servers; 61. Use Apache with Microsoft Windows; 62. IISFAQ; Chapter 7. Deployment; 63. Get Started with RIS; 64. Customize RIS; 65. Tune RIS; 66. Customize SysPrep; 67. Remove Windows Components from the Command Line; 68. Unattended Installation of Windows Components; 69. Easily Create a Network Boot Disk; Chapter 8. Security 70. Fundamentals of a
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