Turning the environment with WshShell: Summary

SearchWinSystems.com'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.

The script in "Recording the change" records the current value of a Registry key and converts it to decimal for easier interpretation -- but it runs on one server at a time.

In our efforts to help you never leave your chair, next month we'll leave Wscript objects for a time and look at how to run scripts against remote computers.


Scripting School: Turning the environment with WshShell
- Introduction
- Contents of WshShell
- Viewing and editing the Registry
- Reading and writing to the Registry
- Recording the change
- Summary

Read Christa's previous columns:
April 2005: Beginner's guide to scripting
May 2005: It's time to increase your scripting expertise
June 2005: Connect users to network resources
July 2005: More on connecting to network resources
August 2005: Find objects with Windows Scripting Host
September 2005: Windows Script Host arguments

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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