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If Windows scripts can do it, you can do it too
Windows scripting gives you the power to automate most routine network tasks. This comprehensive guide shows you how to harness today's cutting-edge scripting techniques and double, triple, even quadruple your productivity as an administrator. From Windows Scripting Host fundamentals to nuts-and-bolts advice on scripts for user account configuration, data retrieval, system analysis, and more, master scripter William R. Stanek shows you step-by-step how to become a Windows scripting pro. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Windows Scripting
- Master VBScript and JScript essentials, from arrays and operators to conditional statements
- Learn the ins and outs of scripting engines and the Windows Scripting Host architecture
- Find real-world tips on scripts that read or write to files, manage drives and printers, configure menus, and work with the Registry
- Save time with scripts for network tasks, logon/logoff operations, and other routines
- Use Active Directory Services scripting to manage accounts, systems, and services
- Take advantage of COM scripting to build spreadsheets, animate charts, access databases, and more
- Work with library utilities to automate scripts for everything from file management to network administration
Increase productivity by unleashing the power of new Windows scripting facilities to automate common system and network management tasks. CD contains ready-to-use libraries and examples from the book.
This work shows readers how to work with the latest versions of the VBScript and JScript scripting languages. The CD-ROM includes ready-to-use libraries and examples from the book as well as Windows Scripting Host 2.0, Visual Basic Script 5.0, JScript 5.0 and ADSI add-ons for Windows 95.
This authoritative, comprehensive guide is your bible to Windows 2000 scripting. Written for people at all levels of technological know-how, it may be used as a reference book or a tutorial. You'll appreciate the step-by-step instructions and clear explanations enhanced by icons, charts, and hundreds of screenshots. The tips, insights, and shortcuts that appear in each chapter will help you to
* Automate most network routines.
* Master VBScript and JScript essentials.
* Learn the ins and outs of scripting engines and the Windows Scripting Host architecture.
* Read or write to files, manage drives and printers, configure menus, and work with the Registry.
* Save time with scripts for network tasks, logon/logoff operations, and other routines.
* Use Active Directory Services scripting to manage accounts, systems, and services.
* Build spreadsheets, animate charts, and access databases with COM scripting.
* Work with library utilities to automate scripts for file management, network administration, and more.
If you're an administrator or developer using Windows or scripting technologies, you'll find techniques not published anywhere else. You'll see why the entire Bible series has such an outstanding reputation when the Windows 2000 Scripting Bible goes the distance for you.
About the Author
About the Author William R. Stanek (email@example.com) has an MS degree in information systems and over 15 years' hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading network technology expert and an award-winning author. He is also a regular contributor to leading publications like PC Magazine, in which you'll often find his work in the "Solutions" section. He has written, co-authored, or contributed to over 20 computer books. Current or upcoming books include Windows NT Scripting Administrator's Guide, Microsoft Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, FrontPage 2000 Unleashed, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, and Netscape Guide to the Mozilla Source Code. William is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children.
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting Started with Windows Scripting.
Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Scripting.
Chapter 2: VBScript Essentials.
Chapter 3: JScript Essentials.
PART II: Windows Scripting Essentials.
Chapter 4: Creating Scripts and Scripting Files.
Chapter 5: Scripting Basics.
Chapter 6: Input, Output, and Error Handling.
Chapter 7: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 8: Reading and Writing Files.
Chapter 9: Managing Drives and Printers.
Chapter 10: Configuring Menus, Shortcuts, and Startup Applications.
Chapter 11: Working with the Windows Registry and Event Logs.
PART III: Network and Directory Service Scripting.
Chapter 12: Scheduling One-time and Recurring Tasks.
Chapter 13: Managing Computer and User Scripts.
Chapter 14: Introducing Active Directory Service Interfaces.
Chapter 15: Using Schema to Master ADSI.
Chapter 16: Managing Local and Domain Resources with ADSI.
Chapter 17: Service and Resource Administration with ADSI.
Chapter 18: Maintaining Shared Directories, Printer Queues, and Print Jobs.
Chapter 19: Managing Active Directory Domain Extensions.
Chapter 20: Where to Go from Here?
PART IV: Windows Scripting Libraries.
Chapter 21: Library: File-System Utilities.
Chapter 22: Library: I/O Utilities.
Chapter 23: Library: Network Resource Utilities.
Chapter 24: Library: Account Management Utilities.
Appendix A: Windows Script Host Quick Reference.
Appendix B: Core ADSI Reference.
Appendix C: Essential Command-Line Utilities for Use with Windows Scripts.