Windows built-in command-line tools

A list of tools which are available on any Windows operating system.

General

  • date /t: shows the current date
  • time /t: shows the current time

Windows memory

  • mem /P: Displays status of programs currently loaded in memory.
  • mem /D: Displays status of programs, internal drivers, and other information.
  • mem /C: Classifies programs by memory usage. Lists the size of programs, provides a summary of memory in use, and lists largest memory block available.

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Deny access to C-drive

In some companies, you can find that access to the C-drive of a Windows computer has been blocked. How do they do this?

You can easily do this by creating an entry in your domain policy. The path to the policy is
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer
In that location, two policy-settings are available:

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Audit Policy Settings for Windows XP

An Audit policy determines the security events to report to administrators so that user or system activity in specified event categories is recorded. The administrator can monitor security-related activity, such as who accesses an object, when users log on to or log off from computers, or if changes are made to an Audit policy setting. For all of these reasons, Microsoft recommends that you form an Audit policy for an administrator to implement in your environment.

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