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Scwcmd: configure

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies a Security Configuration Wizard (SCW)-generated security policy to a computer. This command-line tool also accepts a list of computer names as input.

scwcmd configure [[[/m:<ComputerName> | /ou:<OuName>] /p:<Policy>] | /i:<ComputerList>] [/u:<UserName>] [/pw:<Password>] [/t:<Threads>]

 

Parameter Description

/m:<ComputerName>

Specifies the NetBIOS name, DNS name, or IP address of the computer to configure. If the /m parameter is specified, then the /p parameter must also be specified.

/ou:<OuName>

Specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of an organizational unit (OU) in Active Directory Domain Services. If the /ou parameter is specified, then the /p parameter must also be specified. All computers in the OU will be analyzed according to the given policy.

/p:<Policy>

Specifies the path and file name of the .xml policy file to be used to perform the configuration.

/i:<ComputerList>

Specifies the path and file name of an .xml file that contains a list of computers along with their expected policy files. All computers in the .xml file will be configured according to their corresponding policy files. A sample .xml file is %windir%\security\SampleMachineList.xml.

/u:<UserName>

Specifies an alternate user credential to use when configuring a remote computer. The default is the logged on user.

/pw:<Password>

Specifies an alternate user credential to use when configuring a remote computer. The default is the password of the logged on user.

/t:<Threads>

Specifies the number of simultaneous outstanding configuration operations that should be maintained during the configuration process (DefaultValue=40, MinValue=1, MaxValue=1000).

/?

Displays help at the command prompt.

Scwcmd.exe is only available on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003.

To configure a security policy against the file webpolicy.xml, type:

scwcmd configure /p:webpolicy.xml

To configure a security policy for the computer at 172.16.0.0 against the file webpolicy.xml by using the webadmin account credentials, type:

scwcmd configure /m:172.16.0.0 /p:webpolicy.xml /u:webadmin

To configure a security policy on all computers on the list campusmachines.xml with a maximum of 100 threads, type:

scwcmd configure /i:campusmachines.xml /t:100

To configure a security policy on all computers in the WebServers OU against the file webpolicy.xml by using the credentials of the DomainAdmin account, type:

scwcmd configure /ou:OU=WebServers,DC=Marketing,DC=ABCCompany,DC=com /p:webpolicy.xml /u:DomainAdmin

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