Tuncay Sahin

ICT Engineer | Docent ICT & Trainer

In this document you will find common commands to administer Windows Server 2008 by command shell.

Network Management

Get index number of the network adapter netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces
Change to a static IP address netsh interface ipv4 set address name=”<ID>” source=static   address=<StaticIP> mask=<SubnetMask>   gateway=<DefaultGateway>
Set DNS netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name=”<ID>”   address=<DNSIP> index=1
Set Secondary DNS netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver “Local Area Connection” address=<IP address of the secondary DNS server> index=2 Register=None
Verify IP Configuration Ipconfig /all
Change the name of the network interface Netsh int set interface name = “Local Area Connection” newname = “LAN”
Setting the network interface to DHCP Netsh int ipv4 set address “Local Area Connection” source=dhcp
Setting the primary DNS server Netsh int ipv4 set dnsserver “Local Area Connection” static primary
Change to a DHCP-provided IP address from a static IP address. netsh interface ipv4 set address name=<IP address of local system>   source=DHCP
Configure your server to use a proxy server. netsh Winhttp set proxy <servername>:<portNote Server Core   installations cannot access the Internet through a proxy that requires a   password to allow connections.
PowerShell command to disable IPv6 New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:SYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesTCPIP6Parameters -Name DisabledComponents -PropertyType DWord -Value 0xffffffff

Basic Config

Activate Windows

Cscript c:windowssystem32slmgr.vbs –ato

Rename the Server Core computer

Netdom renamecomputer %computername% /NewName:new-name /UserD:domain-username   /PasswordD:*

Joining a domain

netdom add newcomputername> /domain:<domainname> /userd:Administrator   /passwordd:*

Removing from a domain

netdom   remove

Reset the administrator password

Net use   administrator *

Add a user to the local Administrators group

net localgroup Administrators /add <domain><username>

Remove a user from the local Administrators group

net localgroup Administrators /delete <domainusername>

Add a user to the local computer

net user <domainuser name> /add *

Add a group to the local computer

net localgroup <group name> /add


Remote Management

Disable Windows Firewall netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off
Manage Firewall Netsh firewall set opmode enableNetsh firewall set opmode disable
Enable Remote Administration Netsh firewall set service remoteadmin enable
To use the Disk Management MMC snap-in remotely Net start vds
Enable remote administration of the firewall. netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” new   enable=yes


Services and processes

List the running services. sc query
Start a service. sc start <service name>
net start <service name>
Stop a service. sc stop <service name>
net stop <service name>
Retrieve a list of running applications and associated processes. tasklist
Stop a process forcibly. taskkill /PID <process ID>

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