AutoIt is becoming increasingly popular
in the system administration field as a
tool for automating administrative tasks.
Although this is one of its more popular
uses, you can use AutoIt to automate
anything in a Windows environment.
This powerful scripting language can run
any program and manipulate keyboard
and mouse input. With its RunAs support,
administrators can perform unattended
installations and configuration
changes using embedded administrative
This guide teaches you the foundations
of the AutoIt v3 language. You will learn
about variables and includes, graphical
user interfaces, user-defined functions,
and conditional and loop statements.
You will then apply what you have
learned in examples related to the system
administration field. The examples in
this Short Cut can be used to create anything
from a game modification to a logon
script that verifies Windows updates.