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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Using the Macfile Utility

If you prefer to use a command-line utility to manage your servers, you’re in luck—Windows Server 2003 includes an updated version of the Macfile utility included with Windows NT 4, and Windows 2000. Macfile provides a command-line interface that lets you manage FSM servers, MAVs, users, and files from a Windows command shell. Like the venerable Net User command, Macfile can be extremely helpful when you get used to it, because it makes short work of many common administrative tasks. Macfile actually has four separate functions:

  • Macfile Server Lets you manage server-related settings, including the number of sessions your server supports, whether guests are allowed to log on or not, and what message is displayed to users ...

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