Becoming familiar with the command line tools available in Windows NT/2000 resource kits can greatly reduce administration...
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tasks. The use of tools such as "CACLS," "RMTSHARE" and "CUSRMGR" can be incorporated into batch files or scripts to automate almost any admin task.
A complete list of syntax is available by typing "/?" after the command. An example of the syntax to add a user to a global group would be: CUSRMGR -M PDCNAME -U Username -AGG GobalGroupName.
A simple batch file can be written and put in your path, asking just for username and group name, saving several clicks through the GUI. For example:
IF "%1" == "" GOTO PARMS
IF "%2" == "" GOTO PARMS
CUSRMGR -u %1 -m PDCNAME -agg "DOMAIN USERS"
ECHO USAGE: BATCHNAME [USERNAME] [GROUPNAME]
This simple batch file allows me to type from the command line, "Batchname username groupname" to add a user to a group without having to access User Manager. FYI: Command line administration reduces ACL corruption if you are running W2k for administration of a NT4 environment.