Author: Simon Clausen
Windows Scripting is easy. This may sound like a bold statement to the non-code crunchers among us, but spend a few hours playing with it; get your feet wet and I think you will agree. You certainly don’t have to be a programmer either, although if you have programmed before most of the concepts will seem very familiar.
As this is supposed to be a quick overview lets get a few of the basics out of the way first. Windows Script Host, or WSH for hereon in, can be thought of in the same way as old DOS batch files, because it allows you to directly script and automate parts of the core operating system using plain text files. By using these scripts you can automate anything from the Windows registry, through to files and shortcuts, through to network printers and shares, and because of the extensible nature of the language there is practically no limit to what it can do.
WSH is really made up of three main components:
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