Automation/Scripting


Google Shuts Hole in Desktop Product

A potentially devastating hole in Google Inc.'s prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users' computers to data thieves. Google fixed the defect within weeks of being informed about it and says it has no evidence the vulnerability was exploited.

Auditing Locally Shared Folders

Here’s a script that enumerates all shared folders on all computers in your domain.

Shell Game

Microsoft's PowerShell puts scripting power in your hands.

Got the Time?

Reader Tim FitzPatrick sends in a great scripting tip for managing time across time zones.

SQL Slip Up

What happens when a query goes wrong -- very, very wrong.

Intelligent Transfer

Lift the load of downloads using Window's Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0.

Windows PowerShell: Command Performance

Windows PowerShell is almost ready for prime time.

Microsoft PowerShell Tool Nears Q4 Release

Microsoft is shipping Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of its PowerShell 1.0 command line environment and scripting language for Windows Server 2003.

Put Your Tasks on Automatic

Automate your task management without learning a new language.

Get Your Shell On

Automate admin tasks easier with the new Windows PowerShell.

Shut Down, Already

Use this script to shut down or reboot a group of computers.

Service Control Freak

Services are invaluable, but be sure to keep them from taking over.

Automate This! Part 4: You Send Me

In the final installment of this four-part series, Chris shows that the best solution may not be the most elegant one.

Automate This! Part 3

Do that thing you do.

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