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New command-line tools

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

New command-line tools

The following table lists the new Windows Server 2003 family command-line tools.

 

Command Features

Adprep

Prepares Windows 2000 domains and forests for an upgrade to Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; or Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition.

Bootcfg

Configures, queries, or changes Boot.ini file settings.

choice

Prompts the user to make a choice in a batch program by displaying a prompt and pausing for the user to choose from a set of user-option keys.

Clip

Redirects command output from the command line to the Clipboard.

Cmdkey

Creates, lists, and deletes stored user names and passwords or credentials.

Defrag

Locates and consolidates fragmented boot files, data files, and folders on local volumes.

DiskPart

Manages disks, partitions, or volumes.

Driverquery

Queries for a list of drivers and driver properties.

Dsadd

Adds a computer, contact, group, organization unit, or user to a directory.

Dsget

Displays selected attributes of a computer, contact, group, organizational unit, server or user in a directory.

Dsmod

Modifies an existing user, computer, contact, group or organizational units in a directory.

Dsmove

Moves any object from its current location in the directory to a new location, as long as the move can be accommodated within a single domain controller, and renames an object without moving it in the directory tree.

Dsquery

Queries and finds a list of computers, groups, organizational units, servers, or users in the directory by using specified search criterion.

Dsrm

Deletes an object of a specific type or any general object from the directory.

Eventcreate

Enables an administrator to create a custom event in a specified event log.

Eventquery.vbs

Lists the events and event properties from one or more event logs.

Eventtriggers

Displays and configures event triggers on local or remote machines.

Expand

Expands one or more compressed files.

Forfiles

Selects files in a folder or tree for batch processing.

Freedisk

Checks for available disk space before continuing with an installation process.

Fsutil

Manages reparse points, managing sparse files, dismounting a volume, or extending a volume.

Getmac

Obtains the media access control (MAC) address and list of network protocols.

Gettype

Sets the system environment variable %ERRORLEVEL% to the value associated with the specified Windowsoperating system.

Gpresult

Displays Group Policy settings and Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) for a user or a computer.

Helpctr

Starts Help and Support Center.

Iisapp.vbs: IIS application query script

Reports the process identifiers (PIDs) of currently running W3pwp.exe processes serving a particular application pool.

Iisback.vbs: IIS backup management script

Creates and manages backup copies of the Internet Information Services (IIS) configuration (metabase and schema) of a remote or local computer.

Iiscnfg.vbs: IIS configuration script

Imports and exports all or selected parts of the configuration of Internet Information Services (IIS) on a local or remote computer.

Iisext.vbs: IIS Web service extension script

Configures and manages Web service extensions, applications, and individual files on servers running Windows Server 2003 with Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0.

Iisftp.vbs: IIS FTP site management script

Creates, deletes, and lists FTP sites on servers that are running Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. Also, starts, stops, pauses, and continues FTP sites.

IISFtpdr.vbs: IIS FTP directory script

Creates and deletes virtual directories of FTP sites on servers that are running Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0.

Iisvdir.vbs: IIS virtual directory script

Creates and deletes virtual directories of Web sites on servers that are running Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0.

Iisweb.vbs: IIS Web site management script

Creates, deletes, and lists Web sites on servers that are running Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. Also, starts, stops, pauses, and continues the Web sites.

Inuse

Replaces locked operating system files.

Logman

Manages and schedules performance counter and event trace log collections on local and remote systems.

Nlb

Replaces Wlbs.exe for managing and controlling network load balancing operations.

Nlbmgr

Configures and manages Network Load Balancing clusters and all cluster hosts from a single computer.

Openfiles

Queries, displays, or disconnects open files.

Pagefileconfig.vbs

Displays and configures the paging file Virtual Memory settings of a system.

Perfmon

Enables you to open a Performance console configured with settings files from Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor.

Prncnfg.vbs

Configures or displays configuration information about a printer.

Prndrvr.vbs

Adds, deletes, and lists printer drivers from local or remote print servers.

Prnjobs.vbs

Pauses, resumes, cancels, and lists print jobs.

Prnmngr.vbs

Adds, deletes, and lists printers or printer connections, in addition to setting and displaying the default printer.

Prnport.vbs

Creates, deletes, and lists standard TCP/IP printer ports, in addition to displaying and changing port configuration.

Prnqctl.vbs

Prints a test page, pauses or resumes a printer, and clears a printer queue.

Relog

Extracts performance counters from performance counter logs into other formats, such as text-TSV (for tab-delimited text), text-CSV (for comma-delimited text), binary-BIN, or SQL.

Rss

Enables Remote Storage, which is used for extending server disk space.

SC

Retrieves and sets information about services. Tests and debugs service programs.

Schtasks

Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time. Adds and removes tasks from the schedule, starts and stops tasks on demand, and displays and changes scheduled tasks.

setx

Sets environment variables in the local or system environment, without requiring programming or scripting.

Shutdown

Shuts down or restarts a local or remote computer.

Systeminfo

Queries the system for basic system configuration information.

Takeown

Allows an administrator to recover access to a file that previously was denied by making the administrator the owner of the file.

Taskkill

Ends one or more tasks or processes.

Tasklist

Displays a list of applications, services, and the Process ID (PID) currently running on either a local or a remote computer.

Timeout

Pauses the command processor for the specified number of seconds.

Tracerpt

Processes event trace logs or real-time data from instrumented event trace providers and allows you to generate trace analysis reports and comma-separated value files (.csv) for the events generated.

Tsecimp

Imports assignment information from an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file into the TAPI server security file (Tsec.ini).

Typeperf

Writes performance counter data to the command window or to a supported log file format.

waitfor

Synchronizes multiple computers across a network by using signals.

Where

Locates and displays all files that match the given parameter.

Whoami

Returns domain name, computer name, user name, group names, logon identifier, and privileges for the user who is currently logged on.

Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool

Eases the use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and systems managed through WMI.

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