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Windows system administrators: The more comfortable you get with scripting, the less time you'll waste on brainless stuff -- and the more time you'll have for more challenging pursuits. That's why you want Dave Roth's Win32 Perl Scripting: The Administrator's Handbook.
Roth actually wrote several key Win32 Perl extensions, including Win32::ODBC, and he's managed Windows-based WANs encompassing thousands of users. He knows the kinds of problems Windows sysadmins encounter, and he presents dozens of practical Perl scripts and techniques for automating them.
For example, there's the old standby: adding large numbers of users at once. (Don't tell us you're still adding users one at a time!) Or, how about backing up and restoring network shares, user accounts, machine accounts, and permissions? Or scanning event logs for errors. Or discovering hidden shares on remote machines. Or renaming an individual user account. Or locating errant text strings in the Registry. Or forcing a full domain synchronization. Or identifying all the files a suspicious user account currently has open. Or automating the setup of new PCs.
If you've done any of these things (or thought about doing them), you can do them faster next time with Roth's scripts. Why wouldn't you want to?