Beginner's guide to scripting: Summary

Scripting is simpler than it looks and can save you substantial time and effort. Here are some basic scripting concepts for newbies as we introduce a new regular column by Christa Anderson, a noted scripting authority.

Editor's note: This is the first of a continuing interactive series on scripting that will appear on SearchWinSystems.com on a regular basis. Christa Anderson, a noted authority on the subject, will explain basic scripting concepts and then move on to teach you how to use VBScript to perform common tasks. You can e-mail your questions to scripting@searchwinsystems.com.


If you're new to scripting, I've probably hit you with enough information for now.

In my next column, I'll finish explaining the background you will need to create working scripts of your own.


Beginner's guide to scripting

  Introduction
  Objects, properties and methods
  Scripting hosts and the interpreter
  How are scripts interpreted?
  Data types you'll use
  Summary

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christa Anderson
When Christa Anderson began working with Windows Server operating systems in 1992, she became increasingly interested in finding more efficient and flexible ways of performing routine tasks. Christa has written extensively about administrative scripting and taught technical sessions on the subject at conferences such as Comdex and CeBIT, helping people who had never done any scripting to write their own scripts in half a day. In addition to her interest in scripting Windows management, Christa is an authority on server-based computing and the program manager for Terminal Services licensing in Longhorn. If you have a scripting question for Christa, please e-mail her at scripting@SearchWinSystems.com.

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