Having a developer background, I’m one of those people who isn’t scared off by scripting, . However, many IT Pro’s shy away from it as one of those things best left to developers. However, a healthy appreciation of some of the scripting capabilities of Windows will assist you in numerous situations.
Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 11th January 17:30-19:00GMT, 09:30-11:00 PST), the book author and founder of ScriptingAnswers.com, Don Jones, is presenting a webcast “Useful Admin Scripts, En Masse“.
Registration to tune in is here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032262055&Culture=en-US
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Expand your scripting to include multiple computers: Inventory client computers, restart multiple servers, change application settings, and much more. This session focuses on basic multi-computer “wrapper” scripts, and then shows you how to plug in your own scripts to perform a number of useful tasks. The wrapper script will include complete logging functionality, helping you write “batch operations scripts” more quickly. Plus, see a bunch of Microsoft® Visual Basic® Scripting Edition (VBScript) based, multi-computer scripts in operation, giving you something to take home and start using immediately.