Advanced Scripting For Windows System Administrators— A 4-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

This course aims to take delegates with previous experience in scripting and show them how to use Windows Management Instrumentation(WMI).

The course will be delivered as an interactive lecture including many hands-on exercises. The delegates will be writing scripts they can take away and put to use in production.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

The course is written for administrators/IT professionals who already have some knowledge and experience of scripting the Windows environment, and would like to explore ways in which they can automate otherwise repetitive tasks. The use of WMI will allow the administrator to manage and configure multiple remote systems simultaneously. The WMI event model will allow server administrators to automatically react to server events, as and when they happen. It will also investigate the automation of AD management processes through the use of ADSI, enabling the administrator to build and populate AD structures through script.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Introduction to WMI

Retrieving WMI data

Configuration with WMI

Remote WMI

Monitoring with WMI

Scripting the Registry with WMI

Accessing AD objects wih ADSI

Creating objects in AD

Accessing and Modifying Object Properties

Searching AD