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Many systems administrators use scripting technologies to manage core elements of their Windows computing infrastructure, including such items as printers, Active Directory user accounts and computer hardware. Tasks such as stopping and starting services, managing disk quotas or taking a hardware inventory can be performed through various Windows scripts. This topic section provides expert tutorials, screencasts and guides for Windows scripting languages such as Windows PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Windows PowerShell is now Microsoft's preferred command shell and scripting language, and our PowerShell topic page features tutorials on using all the new and most useful commands, with advice for Windows scripting beginners as well as more advanced training.