Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

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Annotation Learn to design and implement sophisticated management solutions in Windows 2000 using WMI. All the WMI topics and examples are illustrated with fully functional real-world script examples that can be used as is on the reader's network. Lavy and Meggitt are widely recognized as WMI gurus. The material takes readers from a fundamental understanding of WMI and empowers them with the ability to design and implement their own sophisticated management solutions. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a new technology from Microsoft that has the potential to transform the administration of windows-based networks. System administrators will seek detailed, hands-on advice on using this revolutionary tool. This book tells readers everything they need to know in order to harness the power of WMI to automate vast parts of Windows 2000 workstation and server management. Starting with the absolute basics, teaching the fundamentals of WMI terminology and the VBScript programming language. By the time readers complete the book, the readers will have the ability not only to use the scripts supplied, but also have a good understanding both of WMI and VBScript. Scripts from the book and tools referenced by the authors will be available at: Matthew Lavy, MA, MPhil, ARCM, LTCL, is Technical Systems Developer at Jesus College, Cambridge University. His main responsibilities are developing solutions for UNIX / NT systems integration and providing technical support to Windows 2000 systems administrators. He has been both an author and technical reviewer for the O'reilly Windows NT series, and is a member of the Cambridge University Windows 2000 technical strategy group. Ashley Meggitt. MSc, is IT Manager for Jesus College, Cambridge University, responsible for the management of the IT Department and for formulating the College's long-term IT strategy. He is the co-author of two books on Windows NT system administration, both published by O'reilly, for whom he has also acted as a technical reviewer.This chapter introduces the basic building blocks of VBScript and teaches the aspects of the language that are required to start writing simple administration scripts. This chapter is categorically not a programmersa#39; reference manual. It does notanbsp;...

Title:Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Author:Matthew M. Lavy, Ashley J. Meggitt
Publisher:Sams Publishing - 2001


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