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.
Dig into Windows XP – and discover how you can really put its networking and security features to work! Also covering Windows 2000, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and handy workarounds in concise, fast-answer format. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Find the best and fastest ways to perform everyday networking tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!
Install, configure, and support Windows XP Professional with definitive technical guidance from the Microsoft Windows team and two industry veterans. This official Resource Kit has been fully updated and revised – with coverage of Windows XP Service Pack 2, featuring Advanced Security Technologies, along with new chapters on managing software updates, the Windows Firewall, and wireless networking. It’s everything you need to help maximize the performance and reliability of your business desktops – and help reduce ownership and support costs.
Automate everyday administrative tasks – and take greater control of your Windows networks – with this hands-on guide to scripting. Your instructor, a Microsoft Certified Trainer with more than a decade of enterprise consulting experience, expertly builds your scripting expertise with labs and lessons you complete at your own pace. From writing your first scripts from scratch with Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) and Windows Script Host (WSH) – to exploring the programmatic advantages of using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) – you’ll learn timesaving ways to set up, deploy, and manage your Windows-based systems.
“Look it up in Petzold” remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest versions of the Windows operating system—once again drilling down to the essential API heart of Win32 programming