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Manage Windows Network Settings With netsh. Manage Windows Network Settings With netsh By Eric Geier Netsh is a powerful command-line tool that is installed by default on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and recent Server editions. It lets you view and change TCP/IP, authentication, firewall, and other network settings. The beauty is that you can configure multiple computers by using a logon script or other means, such as a batch file. Without this you have to bring up the GUIs for the network settings on each computer and manually modify them. Instead, you can write a script and run it from one PC to push the changes to all the others, or take a batch file around to each and make the changes with one click. We'll discover a few different things you can do with the Netsh commands. Viewing the Network Settings Netsh lets you view the network (TCP/IP) settings and statistics.

Netsh interface ip show addresses Shows IP addressing method and IP addresses for each adapter. netsh interface ip show config netsh interface ip show dnsservers. 20 Open Source Programs To Maximize Your Windows Experience | Testfreaks | The Blog. The words “Open Source” and “Linux” go together like “Microsoft Office” and “Windows” – some things just naturally flow. However, open source programs on a Windows operating system is not as commonly thought of, even though it is more popular than you may think. If you’re not looking at open source software to augment your Windows experience, then you could be missing out on some very capable and high quality software. To that end, we would like to present 20 of our favorite open source software choices for Windows, grouped by area of function. {*style:<b> </b>*} GIMP is probably the widest known and used open source imaging program.

The ever capable GIMP can be favorably compared to the expensive industry standard Photoshop. GIMPHOTO/GIMPAD If the Gimp interface comes across as a bit rough in the windows environment, then consider GimPhoto with Gimpad. {*style:<b> VLC First up is a program that I highly recommend and have used for years. {*style:<b> {*style:<b> {*style:<b> Bonjour Gadu-Gadu. How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server. Windows Server includes W32Time, the Time Service tool that is required by the Kerberos authentication protocol. The Windows Time service makes sure that all computers in an organization that are running the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server operating system or later versions use a common time. To guarantee appropriate common time usage, the Windows Time service uses a hierarchical relationship that controls authority, and the Windows Time service does not allow for loops.

By default, Windows-based computers use the following hierarchy: Configuring the Windows Time service to use an internal hardware clock To have us configure the Windows Time service to use an internal hardware clock for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section. Fix it for me To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Collapse this imageExpand this image NotesThis wizard may apply only to English versions.

Applies to. 11 (FREE!) Microsoft tools to make life easier. Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki) - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki. Unlike previous operating systems, in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the resource kit tools are installed as part of the server role installation. In the past, you had to download the resource kit tools separately. For example, if you install the Active Directory Domain Services server role, all of the tools needed to support that role are installed on the server (i.e ADSIEdit, ADUC, etc). Some tools, such as kerbtray, have suitable replacements in the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases. Kerbtray is no longer part of the tool set, but klist can be used to complete many of the tasks formerly performed by it.

Klist purge To download the compatible Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for the supported client operating systems, Windows Vista for Windows Server 2008 server roles and Windows 7 for Windows Server 2008 R2 server tools, see the following locations: For any nuisances that you may encounter using these tools see the following article: Scripting with Windows PowerShell. Unable to delete a network drive in windows 7. Windows Logon Scripts - VBScript examples to create printers, map network drives. Introduction Logon Scripts In this section I will give you examples of how to build the VBScript to use in your logon script.

I will help you chose which methods to use and which variables to change. There are two sections; one section specialises in mapped network drives, while the other section deals with scripts for printers. Please choose a Windows Logon Script to suit your particular task. Map Network Drive Logon Scripts MapNetworkDrive (Basic) - Getting started MapNetworkDrive (Adv) - 5 Arguments e.g. bForce Multiple Network Drives - Map to more than one UNC Mapping to UserName - Map one level further down RemoveNetworkDrive - Prevent script failing Rename Network Drive - Rename, Share Server (W:) EnumNetworkDrives - Get a 'handle' on the drives Drives already connected - Logic if drive existsMap First Available Drive Letter - See 2 Loops Troubleshooting Logon Scripts - Assign logon script Add Error Correcting Code - On Error Troubleshooting Logon Scripts - Assign logon script.

How to Administer Microsoft Windows Client and Server Computers Locally and Remotely. Updated: October 9, 2008 Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista This topic describes options for administering computers running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 operating systems, both locally and remotely. This topic describes how to install administrative tools for local and remote administration. It also describes some of the compatibility issues that you might encounter when you install or remotely administer computers running Windows Server 2008 (including Windows Vista) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (including Windows 7) operating systems.

As a general rule, administrative tools install and run correctly only on the versions of the operating systems with which they were released.