Check out the excellent .NET show episode featuring the Scripting Guys on WMI scripting. The script center has a new article on WMI scripting in Vista, as well as great Windows PowerShell scripts.
Here is a snip of the transcript to pique your interest:
JEAN ROSS: The biggest hurdle is, I think they’re a little bit intimidated. It looks like programming. It’s something the developer should be doing and not a system administrator.
ROBERT HESS: What’s wrong with programming?
JEAN ROSS: Nothing’s wrong with programming.
ROBERT HESS: People are afraid of something that looks like programming.
JEAN ROSS: Right, or just a little bit thinking, I don’t understand that. That’s not what I do.
JEAN ROSS: Yes, it is a little bit like programming.
ROBERT HESS: So they should be afraid?
JEAN ROSS: No.
JEAN ROSS: No, because it’s not really that difficult. That’s the whole point of what we do is to try to explain to people, this isn’t a scary thing. If you actually just break it down, see what’s really happening, and there are even- there’s a lot of scripts already out there. You can take existing scripts and say, Boy, this is almost what I wanted to do. If you could just learn a little bit, to change it a little bit, and it’ll be exactly what you’re looking for.
GREG STEMP: Yes, exactly.
JEAN ROSS: Yes.
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