Windows Management Instrumentation WMI Scripting

  • February 13, 2008 13 Feb'08

    Lack of scripting skills could derail a Windows career

    Active Directory and Exchange Server administrators must learn scripting language and command prompts to keep their careers on track.

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    Scripting School: Creating an inventory of mapped drive connections

    Many smaller enterprises have trouble keeping track of user connections to mapped drives. If users are creating and deleting their own network connections, it can be easy for them to duplicate or create redundant mappings, or to forget which drive ...

  • December 11, 2006 11 Dec'06

    Scripting School: Managing Group Policy with VBScript

    You can use scripting to manage Group Policy itself. You can't use scripts to create or assign policies, but you can copy, back up and restore, import, and do Resultant Set of Policy reporting on policies using VBScript.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Why you should care about Windows PowerShell

    Many of the things you'd like to do with VBScript are already built into PowerShell. In her latest column, scripting expert Christa Anderson talks about PowerShell's advantages over VBScript.

  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    Scripting School: Replacing text with regular expressions

    As a way of finding and replacing text in scripts, the regular expressions method allows you to do things that pattern matching doesn't. But using regular expressions takes practice.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Scripting School: Expert answers to your scripting questions

    Should you learn to script to perform a specific task? Scripting expert Christa Anderson tackles readers' email and answers questions about killing a process and managing variables and string names.

  • July 31, 2006 31 Jul'06

    Scripting School: Writing a script for an office inventory system

    Creating an office inventory system can be time-consuming. A simple script can give you the information it's possible to get programmatically and prompt the user for the information you can't get without their help. Run this script when a user first...

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    Scripting School: Reader requests script to create office inventory

    Scripting expert Christa Anderson offers advice for a reader who needs a script to create an inventory of his office's seating plan.

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    Christa Anderson's Scripting School for Windows administrators

    Scripting can be a shortcut for Windows administrators. Windows scripting expert Christa Anderson gives tips on scripting basics as well as advanced scripts.

  • April 26, 2006 26 Apr'06

    Scripting School: Creating new folders and setting permissions

    This Scripting School column will discuss how to read an external file and how to create folders programmatically from a list of names, as you might do when setting up a new terminal server and creating user home directories.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Scripting School: Enhancing scripts that require user input

    Expert Christa Anderson explains how you can provide guidance to those using the scripts you write (so that running the utilities you create doesn't require reading the source code) and how you can set up the script to run remotely.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Scripting School: Taking inventory of drives

    Save your script output to a file, and then use it to take inventory of the drives in use or to help administrators keep track of a heavily-used volume. For more details, read Christa's latest column on scripting.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Scripting School: Using saved output

    One problem with producing output from a script is that it's temporary. Here's how you can make your scripts write the output to a text file using the File System Object.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Scripting School: Writing output to a text file

    One problem with producing output from a script is that it's temporary. Here's how you can make your scripts write the output to a text file using the File System Object.

  • October 05, 2005 05 Oct'05

    Recording the change's monthly scripting column gives valuable advice to both newbies and experienced admins. This month, expert Christa Anderson explains how to read the Registry and record the value of a key in the Event Viewer.