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It's time to increase your scripting expertise: Summary

In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your scripts.

You have just digested the background that you'll need to understand future columns. The general scripting tips included in this column will also be useful supplemental information for the more specific tips that apply to each subsequent month's column.

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Increase your scripting expertise

  Arranging and manipulating data
  Combining operators with functions
  Simplify with subroutines
  Where do objects come from?
  Grouping objects
  Seven quick scripting tips

Note: If you would like to read Christa Anderson's first scripting column that covers the basics, click here.

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

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