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Author Topic: Learning Windows Script Host  (Read 3122 times)

jeremejazz

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Learning Windows Script Host
« on: November 03, 2009, 02:59:26 AM »
Hi.. I just came across a book in Windows Script Host and I was just wondering if it is essential
to study it. And what are the benefits of learning WSH?  I would like to know your opinion :-[

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 03:09:24 AM »
Yes, you should definitely read the book. Then you'll be able to make us some nice FARR plugins ;)

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=12232.0

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 03:13:19 AM »
Ok.. thanks...  uhhh.. what are FARR plugins for :huh:

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 03:14:21 AM »
how's that related to WSH?...

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 03:21:12 AM »
Ok.. thanks...  uhhh.. what are FARR plugins for :huh:

They extend Mouser's FindAndRunRobot program by further functionality. There's even a wish list, if you need ideas.

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 03:14:10 PM »
It's not essential. But if you're looking to pursue a career in Windows-based network administration, having a solid understanding of Microsoft's scripting tools is a skill well worth having.

However, Microsoft plans on replacing WSH with Windows PowerShell, so you're better off learning that instead.

Resource link: http://technet.micro...center/dd742419.aspx

Microsoft also has some webcasts on PowerShell. They can be found here:

http://technet.micro...center/dd901154.aspx

Check out the title And Now for Something Completely Different: Introducing Windows PowerShell to get an overview of what it's all about.

Note: This is Microsoft, so you'll need to use Internet Explorer in order to view these webcasts. (Boo!) :-\


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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 02:38:23 AM »
ok thanks... so you mean that WSH will no longer be implemented..?

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 09:08:43 PM »
WSH will be around for a while yet. But Microsoft has definite plans to replace it with PowerShell. So for long-term I'd be more inclined to focus on PowerShell rather than WSH.

That being said, most scripting languages work in similar fashions, so much of what you learn in any one of them can be applied to learning your next.

I think it's more important to start with something (as in anything) rather than wait until you find the perfect scripting language to learn. If WSH looks interesting to you - go with that for the time being. It won't be effort wasted.

Just my 2ยข :Thmbsup:

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Re: Learning Windows Script Host
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 04:19:02 AM »
thanks ;D