Advanced VBScript for Microsoft Windows Administrators by Don Jones

By Don Jones

Take final keep watch over of approach management by way of studying complex scripting thoughts from specialists. skilled home windows script-writers can flow past the fundamentals with hands-on guide, complicated thoughts, and top practices for utilizing Microsoft visible uncomplicated Scripting version (VBScript) as an enterprise-level administrative instrument. you furthermore may get ready-to-use scripts and an book on CD.

Discover how to:

  • Build your personal scripting elements and libraries
  • Use electronic signatures and certificate to create security-enhanced scripts
  • Retrieve info from energetic listing with complex ADSI techniques
  • Manage your home windows atmosphere with complex home windows administration Instrumentation (WMI) techniques
  • Use scripts to again up, replica, repair, and set permissions to your staff coverage environment
  • Write scripts to entry databases with ADO
  • Build hypertext functions for script graphical interfaces
  • Develop scripts that paintings with Microsoft alternate Server and Microsoft Operations Manager
  • Exploit the scripting updates for home windows XP and home windows Server 2003

CD features:

  • More than a hundred pattern scripts to conform on your personal work
  • Fully searchable eBook

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There are ways to check if an item exists, delete individual items, and delete all items so that you can start all over again. Dictionary objects also make it easier to reference specific elements because you define the key. In an array, each element is stored as a numbered 23 24 Part I: The Basics of Advanced Windows Scripting entry, and you have to keep track of what item is in which bucket. However, if you are just going to loop through each element and do something with it, an array is a little easier to manage.

Asp On the CD This link is included on the companion CD. Click MSDN Jscript documentation. 6 documentation also includes JScript references. mspx On the CD This link is included on the companion CD. Click Microsoft Technet Script Center - Kix. The Right Tool for the Job If you are going to script professionally, you should invest in professional tools. If you are still using Notepad as a script editor, you are spending more time developing scripts than you need to. At this stage, it’s time to buy a commercial-quality script editor.

We use the FormatPercent function to tidy up the math. i=i+1 iPer=FormatPercent((i/t)) All that is left is to display the result. We’ve decided to use the StdOut method of the Wscript object to write directly to the command prompt window. Writeline(iPer& " complete") The method will not work if the script is run with WScript. vbs. The percent complete scrolls down the screen, informing the user about how the script is progressing. We’ve reviewed only some of the FileSystemObject basics that you’re likely to run across in this book.

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