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Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Commands

There is a good collection for the starting:

Hostname, domain membership:

Rename computer netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:MyNewHostname
Join machine to domain netdom join %computername% /domain:corp.mycompany.com/userd:CORP\jsmith /passwordd:*
Rename computer while joined to domain netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:MyNewHostname/userd:CORP\jsmith /passwordd:*
Remove machine from domain netdom remove %computername%

Interfaces and addresses:

View the current interface list netsh interface show interface
Set static IP, mask, gateway netsh interface ipv4 set address “Local Area Connection”source=static 10.3.1.11 255.255.255.0 10.3.1.1
Set primary DNS server netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver “Local Area Connection”address=10.3.1.21 index=1
Set secondary DNS server netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver “Local Area Connection”address=10.3.1.22 index=2
Remove DNS server from interface netsh interface ipv4 delete dnsservers “Local Area Connection”10.3.1.21 (or all)
Set interface to DHCP netsh interface ipv4 set address “Local Area Connection”source=dhcp
Disable interface netsh interface set interface “Local Area Connection” disabled (orenabled to re-enable)

Drivers and services:

Query active drivers sc query type= driver
Install a driver pnputil -i -a oemdriver.inf
List running services sc query
Start / stop a service sc start (service name) sc stop (service name)
Disable a service sc config (service name) start= disabled

Windows Firewall, remote management:

Allow server to be managed by Remote Desktop cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /ar 0
Verify registry entry for above cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /ar v
Allow Remote Desktop sessions from older RDP clients (lower security setting) cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /cs 0
Verify registry entry for above cscript C:\Windows\System32\Scregedit.wsf /cs v
Windows Firewall: allow ICMPv4 echo-request inbound netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”ICMP Allow incoming V4 echo request” protocol=icmpv4:8,any dir=in action=allow
Windows Firewall: allow Remote Desktop netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Desktop” new enable=yes
Windows Firewall: allow remote management of Windows Firewall netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” new enable=yes
Windows Firewall: allow remote management of OS via MMC snap-ins netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Administration” new enable=yes
Enable Windows Remote Shell WinRM quickconfig

Power management:

List existing Power Schemes powercfg -l
Turn hibernation off powercfg -hibernate OFF
Set absentia power scheme (used when no one is logged in) powercfg -setabsentia 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c
Set Power Configuration for High Performance powercfg -setactive 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

Other:

Install OS product key slmgr.vbs -ipk 1234-5678-90ab-cdef-ghij
Activate OS installation slmgr.vbs -ato
List processes tasklist
Kill process by process ID taskkill /PID 3852
Invoke Task Manager taskmgr
List log names wevtutil el
Export log to file wevtutil epl c:\mylog1.txt
Query log for events wevtutil qe /f:text System
Clear log wevtutil cl System
Adjust paging file wmic pagefileset where name=”d:\pagefile.sys” set InitialSize=1024,MaximumSize=2048
Set proxy setting netsh winhttp set proxymyproxy.corp.mycompany.com:8080
Add domain account to local Administrators group net localgroup Administrators /add CORP\jsmith
Delete domain account from local Administrators group net localgroup Administrators /delete CORP\jsmith
Reboot the machine immediately shutdown /r /f /t 0
Log off current interactive session logoff

View installed roles: Dism /online /get-features /format:table

Active Directory Certificate Services Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:CertificateServices Uninstall: Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:CertificateServices
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DirectoryServices-ADAM-ServerCore Uninstall: Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:DirectoryServices-ADAM-ServerCore
Active Directory Domain Services dcpromo /unattend:myunattend.txt (file example) Demote: dcpromo
DNS Server Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DNS-Server-Core-Role Manage: dnscmd Uninstall: Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:DNS-Server-Core-Role
DHCP Server Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DHCPServerCore Manage: netsh sc config dhcpserver start= auto net start dhcpserver Uninstall: Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:DHCPServerCore
File Services Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:FRS-infrastructure Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DFSN-Server Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:DFSN-Server Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerForNFS-Base Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ClientForNFS-Base Uninstall: Dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:(specify role name)
Hyper-V Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V
Print Services Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Printing-ServerCore-Role 32-bit support: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Printing-ServerCore-Role-WOW64 Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Printing-LPDPrint-Service (manage by using Print Management console from another machine)

View installed features: Dism /online /get-features /format:table

BranchCache Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:PeerDistDism /online /enable-feature /featurename:PeerDistHashPDism /online /enable-feature /featurename:SMBHashGeneration
IIS Management Service Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:IIS-ManagementService Enable remote management:HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WebManagement\Server – changeEnableRemoteManagement to 1; net start wmsvc
Input Method Editor 32-bit support Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-EA-IME-WOW64
.NET Framework 2.0 Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore 32-bit support: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64
.NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5 Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3-ServerCore 32-bit support: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64 32-bit support: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3-ServerCore-WOW64
QWAVE Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:QWAVE
Removable Storage Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-RemovableStorageManagementCore
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:SNMP-SC
Subsystem for UNIX-based applications Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:SUACore 32-bit support: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:SUACore-WOW64
Telnet client Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:TelnetClient
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:WINS-SC
Windows PowerShell Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell 32-bit support: Dism /online/enable-feature /featurename:MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell-WOW64
Windows PowerShell Best Practices Analyzer cmdlets Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:BestPractices-PSH-Cmdlets
Windows PowerShell Server Manager cmdlets Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerManager-PSH-Cmdlets
Windows Server Backup Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:WindowsServerBackup
Windows Server Backup Windows PowerShell cmdlets Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:WindowsServerBackupCommandlet
Windows Server Migration Tools Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerMigration
WoW64 Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-WOW64(installed by default)
   

The following may require additional hardware:

BitLocker Drive Encryption Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:BitLocker Remote administration tool: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename: BitLocker-RemoteAdminTool
Failover Clustering Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:FailoverCluster-Core (not supported in Standard Edition)
Multipath IO Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:MultipathIo
Network Load Balancing Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetworkLoadBalancingHeadlessServer

source: http://www.whitneytechnologies.com/?p=225