A tool for automating administrative tasks on
Windows NT/2000 networks
to secure a Windows NT computer is simple when the system administrator
knows the required configuration settings. However, even with this
knowledge, to apply the same configuration to hundreds of NT-based
computers can be frustrating and laborious. Remote administration of a
large Windows NT network is a complex task. The tools provided by standard
NT installations are, at best, inadequate. The explosive growth in network
sizes over the last years has resulted in large and complex sites but no
significant new tools were created.
a tool designed to automate remote administrative tasks on Windows NT/2000
networks. It can manage small or large networks from a single console.
Infrequent trips to distant machines will only be necessary in case of
developed for administering and securing Windows NT 4.0 machines, it has
recently been upgraded to work on Windows 2000. DoIt4Me is a must-have
tool for Windows network administration.
automatically perform all the following options to a subset of NT/2000
Perform remote auditing of a subset of Registry settings. The
administrator only needs to specify what Registry settings he or she wants
configure a subset of Registry settings. The administrator can modify the
Registry settings specifying the new value of each Registry key.
Perform service status auditing. The administrator can configure DoIt4Me
to audit the status of either all or a set of services. Auditing of
specific services are also contemplated, such as "which machines are
running the service "schedule"?"
4. Start or
stop remote services. The administrator can start or stop any subset of
services. For this purpose, he or she needs only to specify the service
name and the action (to start or to stop it), and the subset of computers
to apply these configurations on.
5. Reboot or
Shutdown. There is an option where the administrator can reboot or
shutdown a subset of workstations. In this option, the administrator can
configure the grace period before rebooting, the message to send before
rebooting, and the subset of machines to be rebooted.
permissions on files, folders and Registry keys (ACLs); (module under
7. And any
other automated task. DoIt4Me is developed in Perl, and as such is open
source. The administrator can add or modify DoIt4Me modules any time he or
she wants. Please visit the DoIt4Me web site and read the DoIt4Me articles
for extra information.