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Wayne’s World of IT Revised

I’ve blogged in the past about Wayne Martin and his outstanding list of command line tips. These are one line commands, some complex some simple, that you can use to accomplish a wide range of task.  The overall number of…
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Registry queries the easy way

Another topic that I’ve seen resurface in the forums I frequent is reading remote registries. If you know exactly what you’re looking for it doesn’t get any easier than using REG.EXE from the command line. Here are some examples from…
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I can name that OS in one note

At the recent Techmentor conference in Orlando, I did a few (popular) sessions on using automating with batch files and using the command line. One tool I talked about was WMIC, or the WMI command line interface. This is available…
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The Final Choice

Let’s wrap up our look at CHOICE.EXE and how to use it in batch files. I’ve shown you some basic examples but CHOICE has a few “advanced” features you might want to incorporate into your batch file. As I’ve explained…
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More fun with CHOICE

Let’s continue to look at CHOICE.EXE and how to use it in a batch file. Here’s what you might have for a command line menu system of common admin tasks: @AdminMenu.batGOTO :MENU :MENU clsecho Admin Menuecho 1 – Create Userecho…
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Make a Choice

During my sessions at Techmentor Orlando 2007 on automating with batch files, a few of my samples used the CHOICE command. I never had time to fully explain it, hence the purpose of this entry. CHOICE, when used in a…
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