M2433: MS Visual Basic Scripting Edition and Microsoft Windows Script Host Essentials

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M2433

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The goal of this course is to teach Microsoft Windows® 2000 operating system administrators how to take advantage of Windows Script Host (WSH) by using the Microsoft Visual Basic® Scripting Edition (VBScript) language. They will be able to develop real world scripts that they can use to manage Windows 2000 networks.

This course also provides an overview of other technologies where you can use script, such as Active Server Pages (ASP), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and third-party Component Object Model (COM) components.

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Overview of Windows Scripting Technologies (4 topics)

  • Introduction to WSH
  • Running Scripts
  • Working with Scripts
  • Comparing VBScript and Visual Basic

Working with Objects (4 topics)

  • Object Terminology
  • Creating and Using Objects
  • Understanding Object Models
  • Common Object Models

Script Logic (6 topics)

  • Fundamental VBScript Rules
  • Variables, Constants, and Data Types
  • Operators
  • Conditions and Loops
  • Procedures
  • Script Layout

Error Handling and Debugging (2 topics)

  • Error Handling
  • Debugging

Understanding ADSI (9 topics)

  • ADSI Overview
  • Binding with ADSI
  • ADSI Objects
  • Searching Active Directory
  • Creating New ADSI Objects
  • Setting Security in Active Directory
  • Managing Shares with ADSI
  • Controlling Services Using ADSI
  • ADSI Resources

Creating Logon Scripts (5 topics)

  • Verifying the WSH Environment
  • Common Logon Script Tasks
  • Managing Logon Scripts
  • Troubleshooting Logon Scripts
  • Best Practices

Administrative Script (8 topics)

  • Script Arguments
  • Working with Event Logs
  • Generating E-Mail Messages
  • Managing the Registry
  • Working with Drives, Folders, and Files
  • Setting Folder-Level and File-Level Security
  • Scheduling Scripts
  • Best Practices

Beyond the Basics (5 topics)

  • Windows Script Files
  • Using COM Components
  • WMI
  • Scripting Microsoft Office
  • ASP Pages


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Practical experience using and administering Windows 2000.
  • Practical experience using and administering the Active Directory directory service.
  • Practical experience using and administering system security.
  • Practical experience using and administering services.
  • Practical experience using systems management information.
  • Awareness of the potential uses of logon scripts.

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