Alain Lissoir

Alain
Lissoir

Alain Lissoir specializes in directory integration, Windows management, automation, and programmability. He is the author of Understanding WMI Scripting and Leveraging WMI Scripting (Digital Press).

Articles
A Windows 2003 and XP Command-Line Tools Sampler
Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional give you command-line tools that make performing repetitive tasks a lot easier. Here's a sampling of these tools.
3 Ways to Protect Passwords in WSH Scripts
Creating production-quality WSH scripts requires security considerations. You can protect your passwords by prompting users for passwords, encoding scripts, or running scripts as a service.
Windows Server 2003 Directory Service Tools 3
Six new tools let you work from the command line to add, query, move, and remove AD objects.
Managing IP Routes Through WMI 2
You can use WMI to remotely view and manage IP routing tables on your Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP systems.
Scripting Windows XP System Restore 1
You can use this XP feature to create and manage system checkpoints that reduce the risk involved in system updates.
Catching Events in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
Microsoft's newest OSs offer more WMI providers, classes, and properties to provide system information. Learn how to use the clock provider, power management provider, and other WMI event providers.
Monitoring FSMO Role Modifications
Learn how to use WMI to monitor modifications to the five FSMO roles
Using WMI to Monitor AD 2
Learn how to use WMI to monitor AD group modifications.
Deactivating Schema Extensions
Find out how Windows 2003 simplifies the complicated process of deactivating AD schema extensions.
Reasons for Deactivation
There are three possible reasons for deactivating a schema extension. Decide which applies before you begin deactivation.
Automated Deployment Services 2
Deploy and control Windows 2003 and Win2K servers with ADS.
Device Variables
Define device variables to personalize deployed images.
ADS Sequence Files
ADS uses XML-based sequence files to carry out common deployment or administrative jobs.
Managing Exchange 2003 with WMI, Part 3
This final installment of a three-part series looks at how to use Exchange 2003’s new WMI providers and their classes to manage Exchange queues and links.
Using WMI to Monitor Trust Status
The Trustmon WMI provider, new in Windows 2003, lets you retrieve trust information and monitor trusts. The WMITrust script exploits the Trustmon classes.
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