Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
||Author: Matthew Lavy, Ashley Meggitt|
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Publisher: Que (15 October, 2001)
Sales Rank: 69,488
Average Customer Rating: 4.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
It's a great WMI book for VBscripting admins
The authors do a good job of showing lots of WMI VBscript code examples, and they weave it together with good explanatory prose. Using this book, along with the WMI SDK docs and samples from Microsoft gave me enough info to do some usefull stuff with WMI.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Windows Management Instrumentation
I have been working on de-cyphering the WMI layers for the last couple of months. Microsoft's documentation is lacking to say the least. This book allowed me to get up to speed in a matter of three days!
Rating: 5 out of 5
The authors of this book not only show expert knowledge in WMI and scripting, but expert insight on explaining the subject in the best possible way. As a VBScript 'programmer' wanting to learn WMI, I almost broke down in tears when a plethora of helpful info that took me weeks to learn, was explained as tips within the first few chapters. I wish this was the first VBScript book I had read.
This book was cleverly put together to provide and excellent book for people new or experienced with VBScript. It contains one chapter of VBScript which you can skip if you like, and tips throughout to explain VB Script specific functions which can be easily skipped if you know VBScript and are only concerned with WMI. I did review the VBScript chapter, and found it the best reading I've seen on the subject. This book together with a VBScript syntax reference (available from microsoft.com) are all you need to learn and apply VBScript, quickly. I also bought WMI essentials (SAMS), which I wont be reading.
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