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Managing Enterprise Systems with the Windows Script Host is targeted toward administrative and support staff in Microsoft networked environments with the aim of automating common administrative tasks. It provides practical solutions to common problems and detailed discussions of the underlying technology.
Stein Borge starts with a general introduction to new features in recent versions of WSH, and then covers the file, shell, and network operations using built-in WSH objects. Borge also provides chapters on lesser-known but important aspects of WSH, including standard input/output streams and regular expressions, in addition to covering registry operations using the built-in-shell objects and WMI objects.
Managing Enterprise Systems with the Windows Script Host then goes on to cover how to manipulate application objects, such as Microsoft Office, CorelDRAW, and Internet Explorer. Borge also demonstrates how to perform common network tasks, such as network configuration and hardware, event log, and system information retrieval. Readers discover how to work with database access using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), while e-mail operations are implemented using Collaborative Data Objects (CDO). Server administrative tasks such as user, IIS and Exchange server are performed using Active Directory Services Interface (ASDI) and, finally, complex security operations are demonstrated using WMI and ADSI.
About the Author
Stein Borge has worked in the IT industry for the last 10 years. He’s developed applications using Visual Basic, Access, and SQL Server, and he’s developed Web applications using Active Server Pages. Along the way, he has also performed Windows NT administrative tasks, including implementing Exchange and IIS servers.