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Microsoft VBScript Step by Step (Pro-Step by Step Developer)

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Get guidance from a well-known scripting expert—and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript). This tutorial delivers hands-on, self-paced learning labs to help you get started automating Microsoft Windows administration—one step at a time.

Discover how to:

  • Manage folders and files with a single script
  • Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Administer users and groups using subroutines and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI)
  • Design logon scripts to configure and maintain user environments
  • Monitor and manage network printers
  • Back up and edit the registry—avoiding common pitfalls
  • Handle errors and troubleshoot scripts
  • Simplify administration for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0

Includes a CD featuring:

  • All practice exercises
  • 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Synopsis:

Get guidance from a well-known scripting expert--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript). This tutorial delivers hands-on, self-paced learning labs to help you get started automating Microsoft Windows administration--one step at a time.

Discover how to: Manage folders and files with a single script Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation Administer users and groups using subroutines and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Design logon scripts to configure and maintain user environments Monitor and manage network printers Back up and edit the registry--avoiding common pitfalls Handle errors and troubleshoot scripts Simplify administration for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0

Includes a CD featuring: All practice exercises 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Synopsis:

Learn how to automate Windows administration step by step with hands-on instruction from a leading Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) trainer. This guide features self-paced labs, timesaving tips, and more than 100 sample scripts. Learn how to automate Windows administration--one step at a time--with practical, hands-on instruction from a leading Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) trainer at Microsoft. Work at your own pace and build practical skills as you learn how to use scripting techniques to help mange your Windows, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Exchange Server environments. You will learn how to write your first script using VBScript and how to work with Windows Script Host (WSH), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI). You will also learn how to create logon scripts to automate the management of systems, user accounts, files, printers, the registry, network services, directory services, security features, group policy, and more. This guide features self-paced learning labs and a companion CD that features a complete eBook, plus more than 100 adaptable sample scripts and a host of timesaving scripting tools. VBScript is an easy-to-use scripting language that enables system administrators to create powerful tools for managing their Windows-based environments. Used in combination with technologies such as WSH, WMI, and ADSI, VBScript becomes a powerful language for creating system administration tools. For example, by using VBScript in combination with WMI and ADSI, administrators can write a script of 10,000 or so lines, complete with error handling, subroutines, and otheradvanced script constructs.

About the Author

Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. He's written several books on Windows scripting, including Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step. Ed is a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Covering the Basics
  • Chapter 1: Starting from Scratch
  • Chapter 2: Looping Through the Script
  • Chapter 3: Adding Intelligence
  • Chapter 4: Working with Arrays
  • Chapter 5: More Arrays
Part II: Basic Windows Administration
  • Chapter 6: Working with the File System
  • Chapter 7: Working with Folders
  • Chapter 8: Using WMI
  • Chapter 9: WMI Continued
  • Chapter 10: Querying WMI
Part III: Advanced Windows Administration
  • Chapter 11: Introduction to Active Directory Service Interfaces
  • Chapter 12: Writing for ADSI
  • Chapter 13: Using ADO to Perform Searches
  • Chapter 14: Configuring Networking Components
  • Chapter 15: Using Subroutines and Functions
  • Chapter 16: Logon Scripts
  • Chapter 17: Working with the Registry
  • Chapter 18: Working with Printers
Part IV: Scripting Other Applications
  • Chapter 19: Managing IIS 6.0
  • Chapter 20: Working with Exchange 2003
  • Chapter 21: Troubleshooting WMI Scripting
Part V: Appendices
  • Appendix A: VBScript Documentation
  • Appendix B: ADSI Documentation
  • Appendix C: WMI Documentation
  • Appendix D: Documentation Standards
  • Appendix E: Special Folder Constants
Appendix : About the AuthorAppendix : Additional Resources for IT ProfessionalsAppendix : More Great Resources for IT Professionals

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735622975
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Wilson, Ed
Subject:
Programming Languages - Visual BASIC
Subject:
Vbscript (computer program language)
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Computer Languages-Visual Basic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Pro-Step by Step Developer
Publication Date:
20061206
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 7.48 x 1.26 in 2.07 lb

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , Get guidance from a well-known scripting expert--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript). This tutorial delivers hands-on, self-paced learning labs to help you get started automating Microsoft Windows administration--one step at a time.

Discover how to: Manage folders and files with a single script Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation Administer users and groups using subroutines and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Design logon scripts to configure and maintain user environments Monitor and manage network printers Back up and edit the registry--avoiding common pitfalls Handle errors and troubleshoot scripts Simplify administration for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0

Includes a CD featuring: All practice exercises 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

"Synopsis" by , Learn how to automate Windows administration step by step with hands-on instruction from a leading Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) trainer. This guide features self-paced labs, timesaving tips, and more than 100 sample scripts. Learn how to automate Windows administration--one step at a time--with practical, hands-on instruction from a leading Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) trainer at Microsoft. Work at your own pace and build practical skills as you learn how to use scripting techniques to help mange your Windows, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Exchange Server environments. You will learn how to write your first script using VBScript and how to work with Windows Script Host (WSH), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI). You will also learn how to create logon scripts to automate the management of systems, user accounts, files, printers, the registry, network services, directory services, security features, group policy, and more. This guide features self-paced learning labs and a companion CD that features a complete eBook, plus more than 100 adaptable sample scripts and a host of timesaving scripting tools. VBScript is an easy-to-use scripting language that enables system administrators to create powerful tools for managing their Windows-based environments. Used in combination with technologies such as WSH, WMI, and ADSI, VBScript becomes a powerful language for creating system administration tools. For example, by using VBScript in combination with WMI and ADSI, administrators can write a script of 10,000 or so lines, complete with error handling, subroutines, and otheradvanced script constructs.
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