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Using the DSQUERY utility to print a system generated list of Active Directory users

DSQUERY is a command line tool that comes with Windows 2003 server. This utility can be run locally or copied off to a domain joined XP workstation for use. To generate a list of users from Active Directory, navigate to the utility’s directory via command prompt. Use the folowing example to dump a list of all accounts to a .txt file named netusers at the root of the C drive. dsquery user -o rdn -limit 500 >C:\netusers.txt


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Diskpart.exe Windows Disk Command Line Tool

The diskpart command starts diskpart.exe, a command line interface to disk partitoning tools. The tool allows creating, reparing and breaking a mirror, marking a partiton active, assigning drive letters, volume control including create and extending, deleting an object and gathering information. ‘diskpart list’ as a command will display a list of objects. ‘diskpart rescan’ will rescan for disks and objects. The ‘select’ command allows the utility to explicitly set the focus on a target – commands are then aimed at the active target. The ‘detail’…

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Cisco VPN Client on Windows Server 2003

When using the Cisco VPN client on windows Server 2003, users may experience inability to create a tunnel. This is caused by the Windows IPSec implementation stepping on the Cisco client’s connection. Fortunately, getting the Cisco VPN client up and running on Win2K3 requires only a small bit of tweaking. First, get version 4.8.1 of the client from your source, be it Cisco or your VPN host who should legally be able to distribute it.

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Stuck in Ghost Virtual Boot Partition

Getting stuck in the ghost virtual boot partition is not an uncommon event. The client boots into DOS to do some work, fails, and the client does not boot back into windows- it just sits there looking stupid. Try Ctrl-x, give it a minute Didn’t work? Try Ctrl-C, give it a minute. This should do the trick. If it doesn’t, the Symantec knolwedgebase also offers this advice:

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