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This post is intended for our field technicians and our more technical customers. Please do not run these commands unless you know what they will do.

User and Group Management

Add a user to a group
net localgroup GROUPNAME USERNAME /add

Add a domain user to local domain group
net localgroup administrators DOMAIN\USERNAME /add

Add a user to Remote Desktop group
net localgroup "Remote Desktop Users" USERNAME  /add

Create a user
net user /add USERNAME PASSWORD

Set user password to never expire
wmic useraccount where "name='USERNAME'" SET passwordexpires=false

Remove a user from group
net localgroup GROUPNAME USERNAME /delete

Process Management

List processes
tasklist

Kill a process
taskkill /f /im process.exe

Remote Desktop

Disable RDP
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Enable RDP
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Add incoming remote desktop exception to firewall
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="remote desktop" new enable=Yes

 

Load, Uptime and Computer Name

Get current CPU load
wmic cpu get loadpercentage

Get current system uptime
systeminfo | find "System Boot Time:"

Rename a PC
wmic computersystem where caption='OLDPCNAME' rename 'NEWPCNAME'

 

File Transfer

 

Download a file
bitsadmin /transfer myDownloadJob /download /priority normal http://site/file.ext c:\destfile.ext

 

Service Management

 

Stop a service
sc stop "service name"

Turn off autostart of a service
sc config "service name" start= disabled

 

WLAN

 

List saved wlan profiles
netsh wlan show profile

Display wlan password
netsh wlan show profile PROFILE key=clear