By Don Jones
"Finally, a step by step VBScripting booklet to make you seem like a programmer with no the time and sweat! do not waste it slow looking out the web for examples--this e-book does it for you!" --Greg A. Marino, Senior structures Engineer/Consultant, Westtown Consulting crew, Inc. visible easy Scripting (VBScript) and home windows administration Instrumentation (WMI) are very important instruments for structures directors grappling with the expanding complexity of home windows applied sciences. besides the fact that, busy admins were with no uncomplicated advisor to scripting...until now. handling Windows(R) with VBScript and WMI explains how home windows directors can successfully use VBScript to automate universal administrative projects and simplify advanced ones. special insurance of defense matters presents admins with the potential for correctly utilizing VBScript in home windows environments. The publication is geared up round the difficulties you face day-by-day, with reusable examples and assurance of home windows NT, home windows 2000, home windows XP, and home windows 2003. This easy reference demystifies scripting after which exhibits you ways to supply new scripts from scratch. you can be generating beneficial scripts straight away as you examine the VBScript language and the right way to regulate approximately each element of the home windows working approach with WMI and the lively listing companies Interface (ASDI). it is possible for you to to construct your individual administrative websites and use complex scripting applied sciences comparable to script encryption, scripting elements, and script defense. The ebook closes with nonetheless extra ready-made instance scripts observed via entire line-by-line causes. The CD contains all of the code from the publication and trial models of PrimalScript 3.0 and VbsEdit. A better half site presents updates and errata. within you will discover solutions to such questions as: *How do you write powerful logon scripts? bankruptcy eleven *How do you write scripts that question and adjust person and staff info? bankruptcy sixteen *How are you able to question the IP addresses from a number of community adapters in a number of distant pcs? bankruptcy 19 *How are you able to layout, write, run, try out, and debug your individual administrative web content? bankruptcy 24 *How are you able to reuse code among a variety of scripts? bankruptcy 25
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See if you can figure out what the various portions of the script are doing. 2. vbs. This script auto-creates users from an Excel spreadsheet. " It's a bit tough to follow, isn't it? 3. 3. vbs. This script auto-creates users from an Excel spreadsheet. CreateFolder(sHomePath & sUserID) ' PART 5: All done! 3 is much, much easier to figure out. Here's why. • Comment lines (those beginning with the ' character) are included throughout, explaining what each section of the script is doing. • The lines of code are indented, making it easy to see which blocks will be repeated in loops.
Mapping a drive 3. Checking group membership 4. Mapping a printer 5. Getting the local IP address 6. Getting the third octet from the IP address I'll show you how I research each of these tasks to figure out how they can be accomplished. TIP The Appendix of this book is a quick script reference. It's designed to list common administrative tasks and briefly describe what VBScript tools you can use to accomplish them. This reference should make it easier for you to figure out which tools to use when you write your own scripts.
1. vbs. Displays the user or users who have a file open. Resources ' does this resource match the one we're looking for? " end if NOTE You'll notice several lines that end in an underscore (_) character. The underscore is referred to as a line continuation character, meaning that the line of script is continued on the next line simply because it wouldn't Part I: Introduction to Windows Administrative Scripting 35 36 Part I: Introduction to Windows Administrative Scripting all fit on the first line.
Managing Windows (R) with VBScript and WMI by Don Jones