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James Blond

Joined: 19 Jan 2006
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Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar '07 16:56    Post subject: usefull commands for Apachenarians Reply with quote

  • at (windows XP/2000) Scheduling utility.
  • bootcfg (XP only) This utility allows you to set up your boot options, such as your default OS and other loading options.
  • cacls (XP, 2000, & NT4.0) Changes the ACLs (security Settings) of files and folders. Very similar to chmod in Linux.
  • contig (works with NT4.0 and newer) A great defrag utility for NTFS partitions. XP uses defrag
  • defrag (XP only - NT4.0 and Win2k use contig) Yes, XP comes with a command line disk defrag utility. If you are running Win2k or NT4.0 there is still hope. Contig is a free defrag program that I describe on the defrag page.
  • getmac (XP & 2000) This command gets the Media Access Control (MAC) address of your network cards.
  • ipconfig (XP, 2000 & NT4.0) This handy tool displays IP settings of the current computer and much more. ipconfig /all
  • netstat (XP, 2000, NT4.0) usefull to show which apps listen on a port. Use netstat -nb
  • Pathping (XP & 2000) A cross between the ping and traceroute utilities. Who needs Neotrace when you can use this? Type "pathping <ip address>" and watch it go.
  • shutdown (XP & 2000) With this tool, You can shut down or restart your own computer, or an administrator can shut down or restart a remote computer
  • tasklist (XP pro only) Tasklist is the command console equivalent to the task manager in windows. It is a must have when fighting scumware and viruses. Try the command:
    tasklist /svc to view your services.
  • taskkill (XP only) Taskkill contains the rest of the task manager functionality. It allows you to kill those unneeded or locked up applications.
  • telnet (Windows XP/2000/NT4.0) usefull to test a webserver try telnet server.tld 80 Than HEAD / HTTP1/1 {ENTER} {ENTER}
  • tracert (XP & 2000) tracert IP
  • ping

Feel free to add any command I missed
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Joined: 15 Oct 2005
Posts: 3059
Location: Hilversum, NL, EU

PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar '07 13:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great list, thanks.

  • fsutil behavior set disable8dot3 1 , disables creation of 8.3 character-length file names on FAT- and NTFS-formatted volumes. This setting increases file performance
  • fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1 , reduces the logging impact of updating the last access timestamp on folders and directories. Disabling the Last Access Time improves the speed of folder and file access. Note that using the disablelastaccess parameter can affect programs such as backup and Remote Storage that rely on this feature.
  • Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks , frees up any idle tasks running in the background, whether the system is idle or not
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