Scripting & the Windows Scripting Host
The Windows Scripting Host has been the darling of Windows Administrators since Microsoft released it for Windows NT. It opened up all the power that we had been looking for
and that was missing (and oh, how the Unix admins liked to remind us) from Windows shell scripts. The ability to run many scripting languages (even Pearl for our
Unix admins), even within the same job, made it very powerful. It even has access to the Component Object Model meaning with a little help from compiled languages
there was nothing we couldn't do.
Scripting really is a good choice for those day to day admin tasks, for logon scripts, startup scripts etc. It is robust & reliable...and it runs on any Windows box - no framework install