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KiXtart Command-line Utilities - Misc
AutoIt is an automation tool. It can be used to automate any simple windows or DOS based task. It was primarily designed to assist in automatically installing software that cannot be automatically installed by other means. This is most useful during a PC rollout where hundreds or thousands of client machines need to be automatically installed. Many programs such as MS Office, McAfee, IE4, etc. feature their own automated installation routines. Far too many programs, however, feature no way of automatic installation. That's where AutoIt comes in. AutoIt can also be used to automate small tasks on your machine.
When AutoIt is executed, it reads a script file that allows AutoIt to perform a number of functions, these include:
Standalone command-line utility for exporting users, groups, group members, disk space, shares, services, computers, and printers (in any combination) from any or all computers on any NT domain. Includes online .HLP documentation file.
Creates a dialog box that displays Dynamic HTML documents.
Requires Win9x, NT4+ and IE4+
kixwin "dialog" ["arguments"] ["options"]
kixwin "%logonserver%\netlogon\inputbox.htm" "Enter your name:" "resizable:no;scroll:no"
kixwin "http://www.kixtart.org/helpdesk" "10" "help:no;center:yes"
kixwin "c:\docs\choose.htm" "Pick a number;1;2;3;4;5"
Use this utility to save your company time and money. By adding one line to a users login script or running this program from a floppy, you can log tons of information about their machine. Log Info can log Hardware information, Operating System, Processor, MHz, RAM, HD size and much more! Log Info will write this information to a comma-delimited file that is perfect for importing into Excel, Access or any SQL database. With the Configuration module, it will allow you to select what information is logged and where it is logged to. Log Info works in Novell and NT server login scripts with one simple line addition. If you ever needed to inventory your department or companies machines, this utility is a must have time saver!
RJL Software: http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/
NETDIAG.exe is new to Windows 2000, but is not installed as part of the OS. You can install NETDIAG.exe along with the rest of the Windows 2000 Support Tools by running Setup.exe from the Support\Tools directory on the CD. NETDIAG.exe is a great utility for creating a text file full of diagnostic information.
Source: Windows 2000 CD
POSTIE.exe is a command-line utility for sending emails.
RunH is a mini-utility that simply runs a batch file or executable you specify in the background.
This is very useful if you want to run a batch file, but don't want to have the user see it run or accidentally cancel it.
file_to_run can be any batch file (.bat or .cmd) or executable (.exe)
Important notice: Sophos Antivirus generates a false positive virus alert.
Sophos think RUNH.EXE is infected with Troj/ICQBomb-A but it is NOT infected!!
WinMSDp is a command line utility that reports computer information on local or remote computers.
It inserts the output into a file named MSDRPT.TXT.
Source: Windows NT Resource Kit.