Creating Enterprise Scripts

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Scripting Guide

Administrators in enterprise settings face a number of added challenges when writing scripts. They must configure scripts to run against different computers at different times, they must track script progress, and they must maintain the security of the administrator password when running scripts that require administrative privileges. In addition, administrators need options to collect, save, and report the data returned by their scripts. The scripting techniques presented in this chapter help administrators meet the unique challenges of using scripts in an enterprise setting.

In This Chapter

Enterprise Scripts Overview

Retrieving Arguments

Displaying Output

Working with Databases

Masking Passwords

Sending E-Mail

Tracking Script Progress

Managing Scheduled Tasks