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Microsoft Windows Scripting with WMI: Self-Paced Learning Guide
     

Microsoft Windows Scripting with WMI: Self-Paced Learning Guide

by Ed Wilson
 

Go beyond simple queries and get the inside track on how to write system administration scripts with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)—straight from a Microsoft scripting expert. With labs and lessons you complete at your own pace, this definitive tutorial helps you build your scripting expertise and provides the professional guidance you need to

Overview

Go beyond simple queries and get the inside track on how to write system administration scripts with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)—straight from a Microsoft scripting expert. With labs and lessons you complete at your own pace, this definitive tutorial helps you build your scripting expertise and provides the professional guidance you need to automate Windows administrative tasks.

Teach yourself how to write and run scripts to:

  • Configure WMI—without editing the registry
  • Audit and inventory software on local or remote desktops and servers
  • Manage system components, including keyboards, motherboards, disk drives, and printers
  • Monitor and report on real-time changes in system performance and respond to critical events
  • Configure network components
  • Test security access rights and make changes to one or multiple systems

And learn how to:

  • Test, diagnose, and resolve errors with WMI
  • Back-up and restore the registry
  • PLUS—Get more than 900 script samples that you can use to help simply the management of your system resources

CD-ROM features:

  • More than 900 sample scripts to adapt for your own work
  • Time-saving scripting tools—including Script-o-Matic 2.0 and WMIcheck
  • Fully searchable eBook

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
If you’re an overworked Windows administrator, mastering WMI will help you restore sanity to your life. This self-paced learning guide will help you use WMI to script practically any Windows management task, whether it touches disks, logs, files, folders, networking, OS settings, processes, registries, services, shares, users, groups, or anything else.

Twenty-nine labs offer plenty of hands-on practice: All the sample scripts are on CD-ROM. You’ll start off with simple WMI queries and events, then move through WMI’s classes for working with hardware, Windows itself, performance monitoring, and more. There’s a thorough introduction to WMI troubleshooting, plus essential coverage of WMI security -- everything from security descriptors and access masks to share-level permissions. Nowadays, WMI is pretty much an essential skill for Windows admins, and there’s no easier way to pick it up. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735622319
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
11/23/2005
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. He's written several books on Windows scripting, including Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step By Step, and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step. Ed is a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation and writes Hey, Scripting Guy!, one of the most popular TechNet blogs.

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