O'Reilly logo

VBScript, WMI, and ADSI Unleashed: Using VBScript, WMI, and ADSI to Automate Windows® Administration by Don Jones

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 24. Scripting Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Scripting has two primary security issues associated with it. First, the Windows Script Host (WSH) is included with just about every version of Windows since Windows 98. Second, WSH associates itself with a number of filename extensions, making it very easy for users to click an email file attachment and launch unauthorized scripts. The knee-jerk reaction of many administrators is to simply disable scripting altogether, which also removes a beneficial administrative tool from the environment. In this chapter, I’ll focus ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required