New command-line tools

The following table lists the new Windows XP Professional command-line tools.

CommandFeatures

bootcfg

Configures, queries, or changes Boot.ini file settings.

defrag

Locates and consolidates fragmented boot files, data files, and folders on local volumes.

diskpart

Manages disks, partitions, or volumes.

driverquery

Queries for a list of drivers and driver properties.

eventcreate

Enables an administrator to create a custom event in a specified event log.

eventquery

Lists the events and event properties from one or more event logs.

eventtriggers

Displays and configures event triggers on local or remote machines.

fsutil

Manages reparse points, managing sparse files, dismounting a volume, or extending a volume.

getmac

Obtains the media access control (MAC) address and list of network protocols

helpctr

Starts Help and Support Center.

ipseccmd

Configures Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) policies in the directory service, or in a local or remote registry. Ipseccmd is a command-line version of the IP Security Policies Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.

logman

Manages and schedules performance counter and event trace log collections on local and remote systems.

openfiles

Queries, displays, or disconnects open files.

pagefileconfig

Displays and configures the paging file Virtual Memory settings of a system.

perfmon

Enables you to open a Performance console configured with settings files from Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor.

prncnfg

Configures or displays configuration information about a printer.

prndrvr

Adds, deletes, and lists printer drivers from local or remote print servers.

prnjobs

Pauses, resumes, cancels, and lists print jobs.

prnmngr

Adds, deletes, and lists printers or printer connections, in addition to setting and displaying the default printer.

prnport

Creates, deletes, and lists standard TCP/IP printer ports, in addition to displaying and changing port configuration.

prnqctl

Prints a test page, pauses or resumes a printer, and clears a printer queue.

relog

Extracts performance counters from performance counter logs into other formats, such as text-TSV (for tab-delimited text), text-CSV (for comma-delimited text), binary-BIN, or SQL.

sc

Retrieves and sets information about services. Tests and debugs service programs.

schtasks

Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time. Adds and removes tasks from the schedule, starts and stops tasks on demand, and displays and changes scheduled tasks.

shutdown

Shuts down or restarts a local or remote computer.

systeminfo

Queries the system for basic system configuration information.

taskkill

Ends one or more tasks or processes.

tasklist

Displays a list of applications, services, and the Process ID (PID) currently running on either a local or a remote computer.

tracerpt

Processes event trace logs or real-time data from instrumented event trace providers and allows you to generate trace analysis reports and CSV (comma-delimited) files for the events generated.

typeperf

Writes performance counter data to the command window or to a supported log file format.

WMIC

Eases the use of Windows Management Insturmentation (WMI) and systems managed through WMI.



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