Synopses & Reviews
Discover how to automate Microsoft Windows 2000 administrative tasks quickly and easily with expertise from those who know the technologies best—the system administration scripting experts on the Windows 2000 product team. Focusing on scripting for the administrator, this guide helps you understand important scripting concepts and technologies, and it shows how to use common scripting tools and techniques to complete routine tasks in core administrative areas. Combining tutorial and practical elements, it details how to create and use timesaving scripts in organizations of any size.
UNDERSTAND SCRIPTING CONCEPTS:
Get started fast with 400+ sample scripts on CD-ROM and learn about important scripting concepts and technologies, including what scripting is and when and why you should use it.
Find out how to use scripting technologies such as Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), Windows Script Host (WSH), the Microsoft Script Runtime object library, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI).
COMPLETE COMMON TASKS WITH SCRIPTS:
Manage user accounts and identify and manage computer roles.
Inventory hardware; manage hard disks and other physical components, inventory, install, and remove software, and read, create, delete, and modify Registry keys and values.
Create, delete, copy, move, and monitor folders and files; manage event logs and log files; and manage printers and printer connections on both print servers and client computers.
Monitor running processes; create and terminate processes; monitor, start, and stop services; and retrieve and configure service accounts, passwords, and properties.
USE SCRIPTS IN THE ENTERPRISE:
INCLUDES SAMPLE SCRIPTS, AN EBOOK, AND TOOLS ON CD-ROM:
- More than 400 sample scripts from the book that you can cut and paste to get started right away
- A fully searchable electronic copy of the book
- Microsoft Windows Script 5.6, containing VBScript 5.6, JScript 5.6, WSH 5.6, Windows Script Components, and Windows Script Runtime 5.6.
- Documentation for VBScript, Jscript, and WSH
- Scriptomatic tool to expedite scriptwriting with WMI
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Discover how to automate system administration tasks for Windows 2000 -- and maximize your productivity -- with expertise from those who know Microsoft scripting technologies best. Created specifically for system administrators by the Windows 2000 product development team, this guide explains how to develop and implement scripting solutions using Microsoft Visual Basic "RM" Scripting Language (VBScript), Windows Scripting Host (WSH), the Script Runtime Library, ADSI, and WMI. Learn how to create practical and timesaving scripting solutions for managing user accounts, computers, printers, files, logs, processes, services, Registry settings, print functions, and other common tasks. The book provides guidelines and best practices for creating secure and robust scripts in the enterprise environment, along with the latest versions of VBScript and WSH, reusable script snippets, and an eBook, all on CD-ROM.
About the Author
Developed by senior editors and content managers at Microsoft Corporation.