Listing of Best Practices

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Always Verify the Data
  • Real Administrators Use Help
  • Test Your Theories on a Test System
  • Use Batch Files, Scripts, and Written Procedures
  • Make Backups
  • Perform User-Specific Changes during Downtime

Most administrators are used to following best practices when working with the Windows GUI. There are principles you follow to ensure you get the right results, at least most of the time. Likewise, when you work at the command line, you can follow best practices to ensure you get good results, at least most of the time. This appendix tells you about the best practices I’ve created while working at the command line over the last 20 years. These are time-tested techniques you can use to ...

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