Automating Windows Administration / Edition 1

Automating Windows Administration / Edition 1

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by Stein Borge
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590593979

ISBN-13: 9781590593974

Pub. Date: 09/23/2004

Publisher: Apress

Author Stein Borge has written a problem and solution-oriented text. In this follow-up edition, he thoroughly explains automating common administrative tasks for all business versions of Windows that rely on the Windows Script Host (WSH).

This book introduces new features of recent WSH versions, then discusses file, shell, and network

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Author Stein Borge has written a problem and solution-oriented text. In this follow-up edition, he thoroughly explains automating common administrative tasks for all business versions of Windows that rely on the Windows Script Host (WSH).

This book introduces new features of recent WSH versions, then discusses file, shell, and network operations using built-in WSH objects. Also included are lesser-known, but still important additions to WSH and registry operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590593974
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
09/23/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.66(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Shell operations39
Ch. 3Logon scripts and scheduling71
Ch. 4Networking resources107
Ch. 5File operations121
Ch. 6Input/output streams157
Ch. 7Registry operations175
Ch. 8Regular expressions195
Ch. 9Application automation215
Ch. 10Network administration/WMI249
Ch. 11Internet applications359
Ch. 12Messaging operations403
Ch. 13Data access477
Ch. 14System administration575
Ch. 15Internet information server655
Ch. 16Exchange server695
Ch. 17Security739

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Automating Windows Administration 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A major portion of the Total Cost of Ownership of a group of computers is the cost of the sysadmin who has to maintain them. Given Microsoft's dominance of the desktop, this book should be of interest to sysadmins or their supervisors. A little ironically, the material in the book tends towards a unix-type style of administration. As you may know, historically, unix machines predated any UI, and they still emphasise scripting languages for sysadmins to use and modify. These led to unix sysadmins having very powerful scripts that might be scheduled for regular, automated runs. Well, if you are a Microsoft syadmin, you probably started from and tend to stay within a UI. Which is great for manual tasks. But here, Borge shows how you can hone your skills at the command line, and why this is vital for automating common tasks. Of course, the book is not entirely about scripting. But I'm giving you the gist. The promise of the book is that it can round out and enhance your skills in this important direction. Plus the book also opens up another opportunity. If you get comfortable enough at the command line with writing scripts and using them, then a sideways shift into running unix/linux machines is not that difficult. At a fundamental level, the ideas discussed in the book tend to have similar implementations under unix. So the book can expand your career prospects, and not just in the obvious way indicated by the book.