14.4. Using stsadm

Welcome to the command line. There's a tendency to think of Microsoft products as highly GUI-driven in terms of management, which is true, but the command-line interface hasn't been ignored. The fact that this is a requirement for the exam says that it's most likely a requirement for the job. With that in mind, get ready to click Start Run, and then type cmd in the Run box and have some fun.

As previously mentioned, the vast majority of administrative tasks you can perform with stsadm can also be performed in Central Administration. The advantage of administration on the command line is flexibility and "scriptability," which ...

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