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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 General Administration

    1. Hacks #1-16

    2. Use Run As to Perform Administrative Tasks

    3. Drag and Drop to the Run Menu

    4. Find and Replace Registry Keys from a Command Line

    5. Automatically Log On After Booting

    6. Wait for and Optionally Terminate a Process

    7. Shut Down a Remote Computer

    8. Rename Mapped Drives

    9. Execute a Command on Each Computer in a Domain

    10. Add, Remove, or Retrieve Environment Variables

    11. Extend Group Policy

    12. Disable EFS

    13. Get Event Log Information

    14. Shortcut to Remote Assistance

    15. Desktop Checker

    16. Top Five Tools

    17. myITforum.com

  2. Chapter 2 Active Directory

    1. Hacks #17-24

    2. Retrieve the List of Old Domain Computer Accounts

    3. Automate Creation of OU Structure

    4. Modify All Objects in the OU

    5. Delegate Control of an OU to a User

    6. Send OU Information in Active Directory to an HTML Page

    7. Display Active Directory Information

    8. Store and Display Contact Information in Active Directory

    9. Restore the Active Directory Icon in Windows XP

  3. Chapter 3 User Management

    1. Hacks #25-35

    2. Search for Domain Users

    3. Manage User Accounts in Active Directory

    4. Get a List of Disabled Accounts

    5. Get User Account Information

    6. Check for Passwords that Never Expire

    7. Enumerate Group Membership to a CSV File

    8. Modify User Properties for All Users in a Particular OU

    9. Check Group Membership and Map Drives in a Logon Script

    10. Script Creation of a User’s Home Directory and Permissions

    11. Prevent Ordinary Users from Creating Local Accounts

    12. Put a Logoff Icon on the Desktop

  4. Chapter 4 Networking Services

    1. Hacks #36-47

    2. Manage Services on Remote Machines

    3. Simplify DNS Aging and Scavenging

    4. Troubleshoot DNS

    5. Manually Recreate a Damaged WINS Database

    6. Change WINS for All Enabled Adapters

    7. Ensure DHCP Server Availability

    8. Change a Network Adapter’s IP Info

    9. Change from Static IP to DHCP

    10. Release and Renew IP Addresses

    11. Use netsh to Change Configuration Settings

    12. Remove Orphaned Network Cards

    13. Implement Windows 2000 Network Load Balancing

  5. Chapter 5 File and Print

    1. Hacks #48-53

    2. Map Network Drives

    3. Determine Who Has A Particular File Open on the Network

    4. Display a Directory Tree

    5. Automate Printer Management

    6. Set the Default Printer Based on Location

    7. Add Printers Based on Name of Computer

  6. Chapter 6 IIS

    1. Hacks #54-61

    2. Back Up the Metabase

    3. Restore the Metabase

    4. Map the Metabase

    5. Metabase Hacks

    6. Hide the Metabase

    7. IIS Administration Scripts

    8. Run Other Web Servers

    9. IISFAQ

  7. Chapter 7 Deployment

    1. Hacks #62-68

    2. Get Started with RIS

    3. Customize RIS

    4. Tune RIS

    5. Customize SysPrep

    6. Remove Windows Components from the Command Line

    7. Unattended Installation of Windows Components

    8. Easily Create a Network Boot Disk

  8. Chapter 8 Security

    1. Hacks #69-78

    2. Fundamentals of a Virus-Free Network

    3. Antivirus FAQ

    4. Rename the Administrator and Guest Accounts

    5. Get a List of Local Administrators

    6. Find All Computers that Are Running a Service

    7. Grant Administrative Access to a Domain Controller

    8. Secure Backups

    9. Find Computers with Automatic logon Enabled

    10. Security FAQ

    11. Microsoft Security Tools

  9. Chapter 9 Patch Management

    1. Hacks #79-89

    2. Best Practices for Patch Management

    3. Beginners Guide to Enterprise Patch Management

    4. Patch-Management FAQ

    5. Enumerate Installed Hotfixes

    6. Apply Patches in the Correct Order

    7. Windows Update FAQ

    8. Obtain Updates via the Windows Update Catalog

    9. Use Automatic Updates Effectively

    10. Use Group Policy to Configure Automatic Updates

    11. Automatic Updates FAQ

    12. Software Update Services FAQ

  10. Chapter 10 Backup and Recovery

    1. Hacks #90-100

    2. Collect Disaster Recovery Files

    3. Back Up Individual Files from the Command Line

    4. Back Up System State on Remote Machines

    5. Back Up and Restore a Certificate Authority

    6. Back Up EFS

    7. Work with Shadow Copies

    8. Back Up and Clear the Event Logs

    9. Back Up the DFS Namespace

    10. Recover with Automated System Recovery

    11. Recovery Roadmap

    12. Data Recovery of Last Resort

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