Everyone has their own way of doing things, whether its through one short cut or another, anyway heres some quick tips. If you have any submit them below, i’m sure I we all still have plenty to learn.

Minimise Outlook to Systray…

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences]
"MinToTray"=dword:00000001

MAP Network drives, including Samba from the command line.

NET VIEW
\\PC192
\\PC193
\\SVR50
\\SVR51
\\SVR52
\\SVR57
\\SVR59
NET USE P: \\127.0.0.1/Projects

Get general SystemInformation command line

systeminfo

Copy local DNS from a server, if you don’t have a DNS server from the command line.

copy  \ \SVR69 \netlogon \hosts %systemroot% \system32 \drivers \etc \hosts

Running admin commands on a workstation from the command line

runas /u:127.0.0.1 \administrator cmd.exe

Lookup Name Server information including TTL from the command line.

nslookup
Default Server:
Address:  192.168.2.1

> set d2
> set domain=ajohnstone.com
> set type=all
> ls
Server:
Address:  192.168.2.1

------------
SendRequest(), len 35
    HEADER:
        opcode = QUERY, id = 2, rcode = NOERROR
        header flags:  query, want recursion
        questions = 1,  answers = 0,  authority records = 0,  additional = 0

    QUESTIONS:
        ls.ajohnstone.com, type = ANY, class = IN

------------
------------
Got answer (97 bytes):
    HEADER:
        opcode = QUERY, id = 2, rcode = NOERROR
        header flags:  response, want recursion, recursion avail.
        questions = 1,  answers = 1,  authority records = 2,  additional = 0

    QUESTIONS:
        ls.ajohnstone.com, type = ANY, class = IN
    ANSWERS:
    ->  ls.ajohnstone.com
        type = A, class = IN, dlen = 4
        internet address = 70.85.198.202
        ttl = 86371 (23 hours 59 mins 31 secs)
    AUTHORITY RECORDS:
    ->  ajohnstone.com
        type = NS, class = IN, dlen = 16
        nameserver = ns.aplosmedia.com
        ttl = 86166 (23 hours 56 mins 6 secs)
    ->  ajohnstone.com
        type = NS, class = IN, dlen = 6
        nameserver = ns2.aplosmedia.com
        ttl = 86166 (23 hours 56 mins 6 secs)

------------
Non-authoritative answer:
ls.ajohnstone.com
        type = A, class = IN, dlen = 4
        internet address = 70.85.198.202
        ttl = 86371 (23 hours 59 mins 31 secs)

ajohnstone.com
        type = NS, class = IN, dlen = 16
        nameserver = ns.aplosmedia.com
        ttl = 86166 (23 hours 56 mins 6 secs)
ajohnstone.com
        type = NS, class = IN, dlen = 6
        nameserver = ns2.aplosmedia.com
        ttl = 86166 (23 hours 56 mins 6 secs)
>

Display DNS Cache, Flush DNS, Release IP Address, and Renew IP Address from the command line.

ipconfig /displaydns
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Alternative to Tracert

PathPing

DNSLint [Description of the DNSLint] (Download)
DNSLint is a Microsoft Windows utility that helps you to diagnose common DNS name resolution issues.