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    10 Useful Windows Commands You Should Know

    http://www.howtogeek.com/168896/10-u...d-know/#8217;t have graphical equivalents, while others are just plain faster to use than their graphical interfaces. We can’t possibly cover all the use

    I'm familiar with most of them but there are a couple that were new to me.

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    Thanks Jerry, that's a good list to have around.
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    I found the shutdown commands to be the most interesting.

    Just about all IT people know about PING and about IPCONFIG and its variants, but I don't think about those commands until I need them.

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    shutdown /p is a slightly shorter/simpler (but poorly documented *) equivalent of shutdown /s /t 0 for Windows 8.

    (* except with shutdown /? at a command prompt:

    /p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.)

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    And of course those who require additional options use PsShutdown, one of Mark Russinovich's indispensable utilities. What a pity SysInternals got bought out by Microsoft, leaving only Nir Sofer to produce useful SysAdmin utilities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    And of course those who require additional options use PsShutdown, one of Mark Russinovich's indispensable utilities. What a pity SysInternals got bought out by Microsoft, leaving only Nir Sofer to produce useful SysAdmin utilities...
    All the Sysinternals utilities are still freely available at Windows Sysinternals. Something there is generally updated about once a month. Mark Russinovich regularly contributes too.

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    Agreed, but there is almost nothing new, and it's Autoruns which seems to get the most updates!
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