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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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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