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Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book (Little Black Books (Paraglyph Press)) [Paperback]

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Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, 3rd Edition, shows Windows users and administrators how to perform Windows management and administrative tasks using powerful scripts for just about every important task imaginable. It covers techniques for working with files, input/output, text files, and performing various network administrative tasks through scripting. It presents the necessity of logon scripts, the backbone structure of a good logon script, and how to implement these scripts in an everyday environment to automate repetitive tasks such as inventory, file modifications, installations, and system updates. It also provides an in-depth look into the registry and registry editing tools including locating the important registry keys and values, and modifying them.

The book features example scripts on every new topic covered to reinforce what the reader has just learned. Key scripting topics include manipulating the Windows XP file system, using powerful third-party scripting tools, creating scripts for installing service packs and new applications, automating applications from the command line, and setting up security features for Windows XP. Everything is included in this book, and users can easily modify or combine the scripts to perform myriad tasks. And the author has included all the scripts on his website for easy reference.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   504
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 18, 2006
Publisher   Paraglyph Press
ISBN  1933097108  
ISBN13  9781933097107  
UPC  689076152594  

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If you are an Admin who scripts get this book  Sep 8, 2006
look... I am a MS consultant - and have been at it for 15 plus years.

This book is simply the only thing available for quick info any most any scripting topic.

If you want depth on any topic - google it.

If you are in need of a quick fix or immediate info on swicthes etc - this is the book.

Simple as that.

If you want to get indepth information there are books on specific topics - nothing like this though -

So ignore the lukewarm reviews - These are from poser admins or guys who think they are great vbscripters and want to put down a great resource.

BTW, I travel the country and find very few "good" vbscripters -

Are you a novice or an experienced administrator or scripter? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Jesse M Torres, has done an outstanding job of writing a third edition of a book that is specifically designed to teach you how to quickly turn routine, repetitive, time-consuming, or complex administrative tasks into simple scripts.

Torres, begins by providing you with an introduction to the four major scripting methods discussed throughout the book. Then, the author covers how to automate hard disk setups and imaging. Next, he covers how to automate installations and updates. The author then covers how to automate file manipulation and management. He continues by covering how to automate the operating system and its applications. Then, the author discusses how to automate changes to the registry. Next, he shows you how to control and automate local system changes. The author then shows you how to control and automate remote systems. He continues by showing you how to automate enterprise management. Next, he covers how to gather inventory information without the use of expensive management systems. The author then shows you how to control and automate remote systems. He continues by covering how to log system events and alert users when events occur. Then, the author shows you how to create and use logon scripts to standardize your environment. Next, he covers how to automate backups and scheduling tasks or scripts. Then, the author shows you how to automate the core tasks for administrating a SQL server. Next, he covers how to control Microsoft Exchange, mailboxes, and contracts through scripting. The author then shows you how to play and control multimedia files using simple scripts. Finally, he covers scripting techniques specifically designed for the new features of Windows XP/2003.

This most excellent book is free of generic filler material. More importantly, this book also provides in-depth coverage of scripting for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.
An absolute gem for administrators, power users and learners  Jun 27, 2006
If you're an administrator, a power user or someone who wants to learn scripting by practical example, this compendium of truly useful scripts is a must-have addition to your library.

Torres provides a couple of hundred scripts using Windows Shell Scripting ssssss(bless you, bat file), AutoIt, KiXtart and Windows Script Host (using VBscript). He also provides a very basic introduction to scripting with each of these tools.

All of the scripts are immediately useful, though many of them are oriented toward network administration. If you don't have a network to play with, the scripts won't be of much practical help, but do serve as a valuable learning aid.

Torres doesn't just present the scripts bare as some other cookbooks do. He provides brief, but informative, explanations as to what the scripts do and how they do it.

As noted, a must-have addition to the libraries of administrators, power users and those who want to learn how to script.

A 'must' for admins seeking shortcuts to windows scripting tasks  Apr 14, 2006
The third updated edition of Jesse M. Torres' WINDOWS ADMIN SCRIPTING LITTLE BLACK BOOK provides administrators with a guide to scripting Windows tasks and is a must for any who seek shortcuts to administrating Windows systems. Updated for the latest versions of Windows XP and Service Pack 2, WINDOWS ADMIN SCRIPTING LITTLE BLACK BOOK packs in script examples on all key topics, tools, and languages.
I love this book  Mar 9, 2006
This book is perfect for me. It's right to the point with excellent examples that cover the topics I need in my daily work. The technical material is presented well and doesn't treat me like an idiot. For those interested in practical Windows scripting, this is the book for you.

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