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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Scripting in Windows

Although Windows does not support the same kind of batch language DOS does, the Windows 98 operating system provided a start with a controlling language called Script or Windows Scripting Host (WSH). WSH is a set of commands that controls Windows applications and provides some control over activities that take place in Windows.

One of the places where the Windows scripting language helps the most does not fall into the typical automated command and program-launching category. Windows scripting has played a major role for several years in controlling dial-up access to online providers. Online services, such as Microsoft Network or America Online, each require different protocol commands. Protocol refers to the way that one ...

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