NET.exe

The NET Command is used to manage network resources as follows:

Managing Network configuration

To add a computer to the domain
NET COMPUTER \\ComputerName /ADD
This command is only available from the Server and is best run from the Primary Domain Controller (PDC)

To remove a computer from the domain
NET COMPUTER \\ComputerName /DEL
This command is only available from the Server and is best run from the Primary Domain Controller (PDC)

Change the idle session timeout (default = 15 minutes)
NET CONFIG SERVER /Autodisconnect:mm

To disable idle timeouts altogether
NET CONFIG SERVER /Autodisconnect:-1
Note this may reduce overall performance - see related KBase articles below.

To hide a machine from Network Neighbourhood (by not sending announcements to domain browsers you may reduce network traffic.)
NET CONFIG SERVER /hidden:yes
Before using the /hidden option see Q128167

Change the comment displayed in My Computer (detail view)
NET CONFIG SERVER /Srvcomment:"YourText"
Before using the /Srvcomment option see Q128167

Display or change the Workstation Service communication device settings
NET CONFIG WORKSTATION /?

Display statistics, (these commands work on both servers and workstations)
NET STATISTICS WORKSTATION
This can be abbreviated to NET STATS WORK

NET STATISTICS SERVER
This can be abbreviated to NET STATS SVR and includes information on system uptime (statistics since..)

Related:

MODE - Configure a system device
SC - Service Control
Q555737 - How to find system uptime.
Q138365 - Autodisconnect (Red cross)
Q305355 - Drive disconnected, and a red "X" appears
Equivalent bash command (Linux): uname - Print system information


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