CIS106 Supplemental Materials 
Materials will be added as new topics are introduced.


How To Instructions
How to use the snipping tool to generate a Screenshot / Snippet
Copy Text From Command Prompt
How to Zip and Unzip Files
Different ways to Open Command Prompt
Different ways to Open Command Prompt as Administrator (with elevated privileges)

 

 

 

Connecting to VMware.  

Before connecting to vmware from home you must configure your hosts file   Configuring your hosts file
After configuring your hosts file, use either Chrome or FireFox to connect - but  Chrome is recommended.   
         
vSphere Web Client  - Chrome (recommended)
         
vSphere Web Client  - Firefox

Review topics

Absolute and Relative path.
Search Path
 

Commands A to Z
Alphabetical listing of Commands 
 
http://www.ss64.com/nt/
Multiple commands and conditional processing symbols

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490954.aspx
http://www.tavi.co.uk/os2pages/cmd.html  (this one also has redirection operators and, although a bit old (OS/2), its content is still accurate.
Redirection Operators
Command redirection Operators - Microsoft' TechNet site
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/110930

 

Batch File Parameters

Shift Command

http://www.ss64.com/nt/shift.html

http://makemsi-manual.dennisbareis.com/batch_file_parameters.htm (use of special codes like %~f1 - refers to %1 using it's absolute path)
batch file parameters
Net User
Net User can be used to create local users in both Windows XP and Windows 7
 
IF Statements http://www.ss64.com/nt/if.html 
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/ntif.php
http://commandwindows.com/batchfiles-branching.htm