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I know that xcopy is marked as deprecated, with Robocopy being its replacement.
Now I found that cacls is also deprecated, with Icacls as its replacement.

Are there more commands which are now deprecated? I could check them all manually but it's a long list.

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Good question, I can't find any official list. Best bet is to do a DIFF on the 'help' outputs between versions. And also system exe diffs. I can supply the Vista parts ;) – invert Nov 26 '09 at 10:54
Agree to Monkey) +1 to both. – ToreTrygg Nov 26 '09 at 16:17
Actually, now that you mention it, wouldn't it suffice just to apply /? to each command in the help list, save the output to .txt format and then look for the word "deprecated" in them. I think it would be logical to expect the mentioning of a replacement when this condition is met – KdgDev Nov 27 '09 at 2:31
I disagree about xcopy:… – bzlm Nov 27 '09 at 9:17
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You need to specify from what OS, i'll consider from Windows XP

The NET PRINT command has been deprecated in Windows 7. the WINMAIL too ...

but you have to keep in mind that there is some feature not enabled by default on Windows 7 (ie TELNET) u have to add them from Turn Windows Feature On or OFF.

Wikipedia have a nice list of features removed in Windows 7, combined with List of features removed in Windows Vista this make a huge list

by the way, they need $7.5M USD :)

Here another list from TechNet.

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  • Net Print
  • Net Time
  • netsh firewall
  • strdup
  • xcopy :(
  • command
  • And many more. This happens all the time, but it always makes me a little sad.
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