Go beyond simple queries and get the inside track on how to write system administration scripts with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)—straight from a Microsoft scripting expert. With labs and lessons you complete at your own pace, this definitive tutorial helps you build your scripting expertise and provides the professional guidance you need to automate Windows administrative tasks.
Teach yourself how to write and run scripts to:
Configure WMI—without editing the registry
Audit and inventory software on local or remote desktops and servers
Manage system components, including keyboards, motherboards, disk drives, and printers
Monitor and report on real-time changes in system performance and respond to critical events
Configure network components
Test security access rights and make changes to one or multiple systems
And learn how to:
Test, diagnose, and resolve errors with WMI
Back-up and restore the registry
PLUS—Get more than 900 script samples that you can use to help simply the management of your system resources
More than 900 sample scripts to adapt for your own work
Time-saving scripting tools—including Script-o-Matic 2.0 and WMIcheck
Fully searchable eBook
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Microsoft® Windows® Scripting with WMI: Self-Paced Learning Guide
Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. He's written several books on Windows scripting, including Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, Microsoft® Windows PowerShell Step By Step, and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step. Ed is a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation and writes Hey, Scripting Guy!, one of the most popular TechNet blogs.