Understanding WMI Scripting

1st Edition

Exploiting Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation in Mission-Critical Computing Infrastructures

Authors: Alain Lissoir
Paperback ISBN: 9781555582661
eBook ISBN: 9780080520100
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 31st January 2003
Page Count: 580
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Table of Contents

Windows Script Host; Starting with WMI; The WMI Query Language; Scripting with WMI; Advanced WMI Scripting Techniques; WMI Events Scripting

Description

Understanding WMI Scripting explains to Windows and Exchange Administrators how they can use the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scriptable technology available in these products to ease their day-to-day management tasks. Under Windows.NET and Exchange 2000 (SP2), Microsoft is making solid enhancements in WMI. This will dramatically extend the scripting and manageability capabilities of Windows and Exchange. Illustrated with more than three hundred samples, the book links practical problems encountered by administrators to applicable scriptable solutions. Lissoir focuses not on MI programming aspects for developers but on how administrators can use what is available in Windows and Exchange for their admin work. WMI is a very important topic under Windows.NET and Exchange 2000 (SP2), so this book provides real added value to Windows/Exchange administrators. Although Exchange relies on Windows, no other book combines coverage of Windows and Exchange.

Key Features

· Fine tune management of Windows servers · Achieve better system management and customize critical operations · Access hundreds of usable scripts in book and downloadable from web

Readership

System administrators; Windows 2000 consultants developing solutions for customers. Also Windows application developers


Details

No. of pages:
580
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Digital Press 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Digital Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080520100
Paperback ISBN:
9781555582661

Reviews

"Enjoy the unique collection of information Lissoir has assembled, the code he has written, and the depth of knowledge he demonstrates. Above all, don't leave this book on the shelf as it will solve some real-world Windows systems administration problems for you."—Tony Redmond, VP and CTO, Hewlett-Packard Consulting and Integration


About the Authors

Alain Lissoir Author

Alain Lissoir is a member of the Technology Leadership Group within HP Consulting and Integration. He works primarily on Directory and Scripting technologies. Alain has delivered Directory Integration workshops and seminars for the Windows Mail & Messaging World-wide Practice. Today, his focus is in the areas of the Active Directory and Windows scripting. He is the author of Windows 2000 Magazine articles about the Active Directory Schema and several other publications about scripting technologies available under Windows 2000/Windows.NET (WSH and ADSI) and Exchange 2000 (WSH, CDOEX, CDOEXM and WMI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Technology Consultant, Applied Microsoft Technologies Group, Hewlett-Packard Company