Windows administrators: The command line is your friend. Maybe those Unix/Linux types are on to something: you can be incredibly efficient from here. Especially with some help from this pocket-size book.
Want to schedule automated tasks? Query the registry? Start or stop a service? Use event triggers to automate monitoring? Examine a running process? Check disks for errors? Create and format partitions? Set dynamic IP addresses? William Stanek provides the command examples you need.
You’ll also find extensive coverage of Active Directory command line techniques: making directory queries, managing computer accounts, working with domain controllers, administering network printers, resetting user passwords, and more. For Winadmins, this is indispensable. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.