Thursday, January 31, 2008

Export RRAS configuration

This is a vey useful command line backup option i use it frequently.
netsh routing dump > Routing.txt
netsh RAS dump > RAS.txt
Then we can use netsh exec on another server to import the configuration.
If you want to export other settings, just look at other netsh command line switches.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

System hardware information and uptime

Systeminfo is a useful tool to collect valuable system hardware information remotely.
For example, the following line will return the hardware information (System Model, System type, uptime, etc) of a remote server "remotemachine" and write them in "remotemachine.csv" file.
SYSTEMINFO /S remotemachine /FO csv >>remotemachine.csv

RRAS server logging and debugging

RRAS logging

To view who logged in, how long, etc you have to go to remote acces logging and on properties tab of the local file log, check authentication request. You will see in windows\system32\logfiles the results.

RRAS debugging

We can debug RAS connections using RAS logs. To enable RAS logs run command
netsh ras set tracing * enabled . Then, we check the logs at %windir%\tracing directory.
Error code related to RRAS are listed here
After we resolve the issue, we disable RAS logs by command:
netsh ras set tracing * disabled