Windows Server Hacks

Mitch Tulloch

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2004-04-13
  • 售價: $1,040
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$988
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 328
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006470
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006471
  • 相關分類: Windows Server

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One of the secrets to the ever-increasing popularity of Windows Server can be found in the simplicity its administration. The easy-to-use GUI, consistent set of tools, and wizards that walk you through complex tasks allow you to install, configure and maintain Windows servers without any knowledge of programming or scripting languages or learning complicated command-line syntax. It's possible, in fact, to accomplish about 90% of all Windows administration without ever opening a command prompt or running a script!

But what about the other ten percent of the time? While it's true that most common, day-to-day tasks of Windows administration can be performed from the GUI, it's not always the best way, especially with complex or repetitive tasks Scripts and command-line tools often provide a faster, more flexible approach. Windows Server Hacks reveals techniques that go well beyond basic management tasks found in most handbooks to help busy system administrators master the more powerful features of Windows Server.

Windows Server Hacks focuses on scripts and other tools that will make your life as an administrator much easier. These tools, or hacks--quick and dirty solutions to problems, or clever ways of doing things--were created by other professionals who've also had to struggle to find solutions to administering Windows environments. You'll save valuable time using their scripts, tools, tips, and advice. Plus, you can easily learn to customize the scripts to create even more powerful tools for your own, specific needs.

The book includes secrets of the masters in such areas as Active Directory, User Management, Group Policy, DNS and DHCP, File and Print, IIS, performance and security. The hundred, industrial strength hacks in the book range from those that deal with general administration to more esoteric hacks in the areas of network deployment, patch management, and backup and recovery.

No matter which Windows server you use--NT, IIS, 2000, 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

Table of Contents:

Credits

Foreword

Preface

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. Script Creation of a User's 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 Tree
      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. IISFAQ

Chapter 7. Deployment
      62. Get Started with RIS
      63. Customize RIS
      64. Tune RIS
      65. Customize SysPrep
      66. Remove Windows Components from the Command Line
      67. Unattended Installation of Windows Components
      68. Easily Create a Network Boot Disk

Chapter 8. Security
      69. Fundamentals of a Virus-Free Network
      70. Antivirus FAQ
      71. Rename the Administrator and Guest Accounts
      72. Get a List of Local Administrators
      73. Find All Computers that Are Running a Service
      74. Grant Administrative Access to a Domain Controller
      75. Secure Backups
      76. Find Computers with Automatic logon Enabled
      77. Security FAQ
      78. Microsoft Security Tools

Chapter 9. Patch Management
      79. Best Practices for Patch Management
      80. Beginners Guide to Enterprise Patch Management
      81. Patch-Management FAQ
      82. Enumerate Installed Hotfixes
      83. Apply Patches in the Correct Order
      84. Windows Update FAQ
      85. Obtain Updates via the Windows Update Catalog
      86. Use Automatic Updates Effectively
      87. Use Group Policy to Configure Automatic Updates
      88. Automatic Updates FAQ
      89. Software Update Services FAQ

Chapter 10. Backup and Recovery
      90. Collect Disaster Recovery Files
      91. Back Up Individual Files from the Command Line
      92. Back Up System State on Remote Machines
      93. Back Up and Restore a Certificate Authority
      94. Back Up EFS
      95. Work with Shadow Copies
      96. Back Up and Clear the Event Logs
      97. Back Up the DFS Namespace
      98. Recover with Automated System Recovery
      99. Recovery Roadmap
      100. Data Recovery of Last Resort

Index