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Mark Minasi’s 5 Years of Power Tools

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Learn how to exploit the most useful—and often overlooked—Windows power tools. This eBook includes comprehensive advice on how to save time and money managing your Windows environment using command-line utilities, each one hand-selected by Mark Minasi. You’ll discover more than 60 tips to administer, optimize, and secure your Windows environment.


Table of Contents:

  • Powercfg
  • Do It Yourself with SelfSSL
  • Free Burner Software
  • Don't Forget About Net Share
  • Rediscover Net User
  • Get the Most of Out of Net Use
  • Flex Your Fingers with Net Localgroup
  • Netsh Tricks
  • The Potent Union of Netsh and IPsec
  • Netsh Adds Security to IPsec
  • The All-Purpose Service Controller
  • Taking 3 Swings at SC
  • SC's Dependency Problems
  • Unleashing SC on Service Configuration
  • The Lowdown on Takeown
  • The Rise of Whoami
  • Icacls: The New and Improved Cacls?
  • Icacls Shows Integrity
  • Chml Fills the Gap
  • Thwarting Integrity Attacks with Chml
  • The Power of For
  • Counting on For
  • The Final For
  • Scregedit Streamlines Server Core
  • Protect Your Data with Cipher
  • Manage Your EFS Keys with Cipher
  • Decommission Old Computers with Cipher
  • Defrag from Windows Vista's Command Line
  • Control Windows Server 2008 Roles and Features
  • Go Commando with Windows Server 2008's Server Core
  • Fine-tune Server Core's IP Stack with Netsh
  • Server Core from Afar
  • Adjusting Screen Resolution on Server Core
  • Putting the Finishing Touches on Server Core
  • Monitoring Server Core Event Logs
  • Control Your Licensing with Slmgr
  • Forfiles Processes Scripts—without Scripts!
  • Finishing Forfiles
  • Bcdedit Basics
  • Booting Up with Bcdedit
  • 2 Useful Bcdedit Options
  • 2 Bcdedit Troubleshooting Tips
  • Powercfg Revisited
  • Powercfg Gets Sleepy
  • Powercfg on Battery Power
  • Essential Environment Variabla Control with Set
  • Enhanced Environment Variable Control with Setx
  • Using Setx to Parse a Text File
  • Control Windows Features with DISM
  • Control Windows Features with PowerShell Cmdlets
  • Initializing Windows Disks with Diskpart
  • Formatting and Resizing Partitions with Diskpart
  • Dispart Goes Virtual
  • Diskpart Exerts VHD Control
  • Diskpart Takes Snapshots of Physical and Virtual Systems
  • Creating Bootable VHDs with Disk2VHD
  • Getting Ready for Imaging with Sysprep
  • ImageX Provides Disk Imaging on a Budget
  • Deploying and Error Checking with ImageX
  • Save Space with ImageX's Append Option
  • Managing Multiple-Image Files with ImageX
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