Chapter 2. Using the Command Line Effectively

At one time, everyone worked at the command line. In fact, when you started the computer, you saw a command prompt and you never really left it the entire time you worked with the computer. I'm dating myself, of course, because no one's worked exclusively at the command line for many years. Microsoft is changing that, of course, with Windows Server 2008 Server Core. When working with this operating system, you're effectively limited to working at the command line. You can perform certain tasks from a client machine using a standard console, but in many cases, these graphical tools won't work and you'll need to perform any configuration tasks right at the command line. Certainly, you'll need to use ...

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