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Windows® Command-Line Administration: Instant Reference by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 22

Discovering Scripting Basics

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Use Scripting Languages
    • Learn the Basics of JavaScript
    • Learn the Basics of VBScript
    • Use the Windows Scripting File
  • Execute Scripts
    • Run Scripts with the CScript and WScript Utilities
    • Configure the Host and Property Page Options

Scripts represent a step up from batch files. They provide additional flexibility and help you perform more tasks. However, along with these positives, you also have to face a little longer learning curve to use scripts. Even so, scripting isn’t as difficult as working with many programming languages. If you know how to work with batch files, scripting becomes significantly easier. In sum, scripting represents the next step up for administrators ...

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