Automation/Scripting


Delegating Rights

You can give ordinary users NT and WMI administrative rights for routine tasks—to a degree.

Remote Shutdown

This script allows logoff and shut down of remote users.

Event Log Dissection

You can use a script to compile log info into a file for closer examination.

Active Directory Cleanser

Cull unused or deleted accounts using the LDIFDE tool and some scripting trickery.

Automate Your Security

Many security-related tasks can be tedious—and, therefore, overlooked. Using these 10 scripts can make your life easier, while simultaneously locking down your network.

Scripting Tweaks

This tool creates scripts for tweaking remote systems.

Take Control of Your Network

First, adopt a method and then take inventory.

Build a Better NTFS Converter

Help for working through the steps.

No More Prying Eyes

Encoding scripts to prevent unauthorized access.

Security with UrlScan

UrlScan is an invaluable security tool for Web sites. Although IIS 6.0 incorporates some of its functionality, it’s still useful for IIS 6.0 sites—and critical for older versions of IIS.

Automating User Mailbox Creation

The trick to creating Exchange 2000 user mailboxes via scripting is in the CDOEXM libraries.

Local Control

Provide users with local admin access via this nifty script.

Script Sampling

A reader needs a dynamic, graphical count of network traffic and wants to use scripting to do it. Bill points to a few sources for understanding scripting.

Time Traveling

See how three scripts allow for dealing with restore points remotely.

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