Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Script Technologies

This is a book about scripting for system administrators. If you are like many system administrators, you might be wondering why this book is targeted towards you. After all, scripting is not the sort of thing system administrators do. Everyone knows about scripting: scripting is hard; scripting is time-consuming; scripting requires you to learn all sorts of technical jargon and master a whole host of acronyms — WSH, WMI, ADSI, CDO, ADO, COM. System administrators have neither the time nor the requisite background to become script writers.

Or do they? One of the primary purposes of this book is to clear up misconceptions such as these. Is scripting hard? It can be. On the other hand, take a ...

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