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mroberts

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Best VBscript book for beginners?? Friday, September 24, 2004 8:54 AM (permalink)
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I' m searching for a VBscript book that is for a newbie scripter. I' ve came accross two books

Microsoft WSH and VBScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner

and

Learn Microsoft VBScript In a Weekend

Any one read these books? Any recommendations on a good book for a beginner?
 
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    admin

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    RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Sunday, September 26, 2004 9:58 AM (permalink)
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    Make sure you grab this eBook and read through it first:

    http://myitforum.techtarget.com/articles/11/view.asp?id=7198
     
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      RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Monday, September 27, 2004 12:39 PM (permalink)
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      These are the books I use and recommend.

      Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide
      by Microsoft Corporation
      ISBN: 0735618674
      NOTES: This is a very comprehensive book that applies to Windows 2000 and above. Most everything works with WinNT 4 as well.

      Microsoft Windows Scripting Self-Paced Learning Guide
      by Ed Wilson (Microsoft Press)
      ISBN: 0735619816
      NOTES: This is a good learning reference, but it does focus on Windows XP & Windows Server 2003. There are a few things that are not backward compatible.

      Managing Windows With Vbscript and WMI
      by Don Jones
      ISBN: 0321213343
      NOTES: Pretty basic reference that covers using VBScript to interface with WMI. Not overly complicated for the beginner, might be a little simple for the experieced VBScripter.
       
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        mtraylor

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        RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Monday, September 27, 2004 1:02 PM (permalink)
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        I know you were asking about books, but go to http://www.microsoft.com/seminar/events/webcasts/default.mspx and browse and search for webcasts on scripting. They have quite a few in their archive. They are very good, and even entertaining.
        < Message edited by mtraylor -- 9/27/2004 1:03:42 PM >
         
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          RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Thursday, February 05, 2009 3:10 PM (permalink)
           
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            RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Monday, April 06, 2009 10:14 AM (permalink)
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            ORIGINAL: mroberts

            I' m searching for a VBscript book that is for a newbie scripter. I' ve came accross two books

            Microsoft WSH and VBScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner

            and

            Learn Microsoft VBScript In a Weekend

            Any one read these books? Any recommendations on a good book for a beginner?


            I found a page that you can: http://www.w3schools.com/Vbscript/default.asp
             
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              cldpeak

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              RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Monday, April 06, 2009 11:28 AM (permalink)
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              Of course I don't know why you need vbscript, could be you must support some previous work... so take this with a grain of salt - but I would drop vbscript in favor of powershell.  I've developed in vbscript before and powershell is by far the best way to go.  There is a bit more work necessary for powershell such as a GPO and script signing to distribute scripts to other systems and some objects may still be easier to script in vbscript (but quickly changing as more examples come up on the web and version 2 is released this fall).  But once you're into it, you'll see how much more powerful it is (provides access to .NET 2.0) and it's becoming the standard management interface for new Microsoft products...
               
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                Kimberly R.

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                RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:24 PM (permalink)
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                ORIGINAL: weightliftingforbegg
                I found a page that you can: http://www.w3schools.com/Vbscript/default.asp


                thanks weightliftingforbegg, Your input was very helpful!
                 
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                  RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:29 AM (permalink)
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                  I agree with all the above, but I would just wrap it up and put a bow on it: Google
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                    RE: Best VBscript book for beginners?? Monday, May 11, 2009 3:07 PM (permalink)
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                    I wrote an exhaustive reference book on VBScript to replace the MS documentation that you might find helpful. EVERYTHING explained with real world and practical admin oriented examples.

                    WSH and VBScript Core: TFM (SAPIEN Press)
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