Automating Windows Administration / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590593974
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/24/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Meet 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 ASP. Meanwhile, Borge has also performed Windows NT administrative tasks, including implementing Exchange and IIS servers.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Shell operations 39
Ch. 3 Logon scripts and scheduling 71
Ch. 4 Networking resources 107
Ch. 5 File operations 121
Ch. 6 Input/output streams 157
Ch. 7 Registry operations 175
Ch. 8 Regular expressions 195
Ch. 9 Application automation 215
Ch. 10 Network administration/WMI 249
Ch. 11 Internet applications 359
Ch. 12 Messaging operations 403
Ch. 13 Data access 477
Ch. 14 System administration 575
Ch. 15 Internet information server 655
Ch. 16 Exchange server 695
Ch. 17 Security 739
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    improve your career skills

    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.

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