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Command Line Utilities

May 8, 2008

Here are some command line utilities in Windows XP that you may find useful. Use the Command Prompt to access them.

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

driverquery – Displays a list of all installed device drivers and their properties.

getmac – Returns the media access control (MAC) address and list of network protocols associated with each address for all network cards in each computer.

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

netsh – You can use commands in the Netsh Interface IP context to configure the TCP/IP protocol.

schtasks – Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time.

systeminfo – Displays detailed configuration information about a computer and its operating system.


netsh diag gui – diagnose network

net config server /hidden:yes – hide your pc from network neighborhood

control userpasswords2 – manage user accounts

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