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Microsoft VBScript Step by Step (Pro-Step by Step Developer)by Ed Wilson
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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.
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
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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:
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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.
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AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Covering the Basics
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