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IronPython in Action by Christian Muirhead, Michael Foord

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Chapter 10. Windows system administration with IronPython

This chapter covers

  • Shell scripting and Python libraries

  • Windows Management Instrumentation from .NET

  • Remote administration

  • Hosting PowerShell from IronPython

  • Hosting IronPython from PowerShell

Because Python is interpreted, it’s often referred to as a scripting language. The Python community regards this term as slightly derogatory because it seems to imply that Python is suited to only simple scripting tasks rather than larger applications. Having said that, Python does make a great scripting language. Scripts can be kept as text source files, common tasks can be achieved with very little code, and you don’t need to use classes or even functions if they aren’t appropriate for the job at hand. ...

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