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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Power Tool Time

Between your network operating system, the directory services, and third-party software, some serious tools are available to help you in your consistency quest:

  • Hard-drive duplication (cloning) tools As mentioned previously, these help you to standardize your user’s PCs and start fresh if you need to.

  • User templates These enable you to create large numbers of users who are identical in all properties except for their unique identifiers (username).

  • User-level login scripts Login scripts exist to perform various startup configurations, such as adding a PATH to a user’s environment, showing a message of the day, and so on. User-level login scripts are run when an individual user logs in.

  • Organizational or group-level login scripts ...

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