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2433 - Visual Basic Script and Windows Script Host Essentials

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Duration: 3 Days

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage Windows networks by using the Windows Script Host (WSH) and the Microsoft Visual Basic, Scripting Edition (VBScript) language. During the course, students will work on real-world scripts that they can use to manage computers running Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. This course also provides an overview of other technologies where students can use script, such as Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
Target Audience:
This course is intended for systems administrators who use Windows-based computers and must learn how to develop administrative scripts for their enterprise networks.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Practical experience of using and administering Windows Server 2003.
  • Practical experience of using and administering the Active Directory directory service.
  • Practical experience of using and administering system security.
  • Practical experience of using and administering services.
  • Practical experience of using systems management information.
  • Awareness of the potential uses of logon scripts.
At Course Completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Run and work with scripts, including writing, debugging, and troubleshooting.
  • Write scripts that access objects and use an object browser.
  • Use Visual Basic, Scripting Edition to create effective and efficient administrative scripts.
  • Create error-handling routines and use a debugger to locate and fix logic problems in scripts.
  • Use Visual Basic, Scripting Edition to interact with ADSI.
  • Call logon scripts from batch files, perform common tasks using logon scripts, and assign logon scripts to users.
  • Use scheduling in scripts, send e-mails, manage the registry, and work with drives, folders, and files using scripts.
  • Write scripts that gather information and automate common management tasks by using WMI.
Module 1: Overview of Windows Scripting Technologies
Module 2: Objects in VBScript and WSH
Module 3: Script Logic
Module 4: Error Handling and Debugging
Module 5: ADSI
Module 6: Creating Logon Scripts
Module 7: Administrative Scripts
Module 8: WMI
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