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Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Scrip... > How Do You Know if This Book is for ...

How Do You Know if This Book is for You?

Officially, this book was written for “system administrators in medium to large organizations who want to use scripting as a means to manage their Windows-based computers.” That group (amorphous as it might be) will likely make up the bulk of the readership simply because 1) the book revolves around scripting system-administration tasks, and 2) system administrators in medium to large organizations are the people most likely to need to use scripts.

However, the book should be useful to anyone interested in learning how to script. The techniques discussed throughout the book, while focused on medium to large organizations, are likely to prove useful in small organizations as well. These techniques are typically used to carry out system administration tasks, but many of them can be adapted by application programmers or Web developers. The book does not discuss scripting as a method of managing Microsoft Exchange Server; however, Microsoft Exchange Server can be managed using WMI. Because of this, Exchange administrators might be interested not only in the chapter “WMI Scripting Primer” but also in the chapter “VBScript Primer,” which discusses generic techniques for working with Automation objects.


  

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