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managing enterprise systems with the windows script host
Managing Enterprise Systems with the Windows Script Host
by Stein Borge ISBN:1893115674
Apress © 2002 (92 pages)

Targeted towards administrative and support staff in Microsoft networked environments with the aim of automating common administrative tasks, this resource provides practical solutions to common problems through detailed discussions.

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Table of Contents
Managing Enterprise Systems with the Windows Script Host
Foreword
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Shell Operations
Chapter 3 - Logon Scripts and Scheduling
Chapter 4 - Networking Resources
Chapter 5 - File Operations
Chapter 6 - Input/Output Streams
Chapter 7 - Registry Operations
Chapter 8 - Regular Expressions
Chapter 9 - Application Automation
Chapter 10 - Network Administration/WMI
Chapter 11 - Internet Applications
Chapter 12 - Messaging Operations
Chapter 13 - Data Access
Chapter 14 - System Administration
Chapter 15 - Internet Information Server
Chapter 16 - Exchange Server
Chapter 17 - Security
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables

managing enterprise systems with the windows script host
Managing Enterprise Systems with the Windows Script Host
by Stein Borge ISBN:1893115674
Apress © 2002 (92 pages)

Targeted towards administrative and support staff in Microsoft networked environments with the aim of automating common administrative tasks, this resource provides practical solutions to common problems through detailed discussions.

has companion web siteCompanion Web Site

  • Covers common administration tasks for Exchange 5.5, Exchange 2000, Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 and 5.0, and Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and XP
  • Includes extensive examples using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to provide registry, network/system administrative, and security operations
  • Provides readers with a problem/solution-oriented approach to solving common administrative tasks with Windows Script Host (WSH)—complete with lots of practical examples

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.