Alistair G. Lowe-Norris

Alistair G. Lowe-Norris is a consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is an MCSE, an MCP+Internet, and the author of Active Directory , 2nd edition (O’Reilly & Associates), which is published in four languages.

Articles by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris
Scripting a Corporate Update System, Part 2
Discover how to create client-side scripts to search for updates in a central script repository.
Scripting a Corporate Update System 2
Learn how to use scripts to build a large, complex enterprise solution.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: More Short, Sharp Scripts
These scripts help you kill processes, use recursion to list every subfolder in a directory, find all the printers and drives on a network, find SQL Server systems, and start or stop an FTP site.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Enhancing Your GUI with GooeyScript
Alistair G. Lowe-Norris offers a continuing look at an ActiveX control you can use with WSH that simplifies the task of adding buttons, custom backgrounds, progress bars, and other elements to your event-driven forms.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Extending WSH with ActiveX Controls
Discover an ActiveX control you can use with WSH to make creating forms a snap.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Advanced Methods for Task Scheduling 4
You can enhance the usefulness of task scheduling by using Task Scheduler with WSH’s CScript engine and by using WMI scripts.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Add Line Numbers to Improve Script Debugging
Finding errors in unnumbered lines of code can be annoying. Learn how to add line numbers to code you create in text editors.
Rem: Using the Ping Command in WSH Code
With the WshShell object’s Run method, you can ping a host computer.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Scheduling Automated Tasks 1
Learn how to schedule scripts and applications to run automatically on your network.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Give Your PCs a Wake-Up Call 6
You can use a script to wake up remote PCs that are in sleep mode.
Wake on LAN Resources 2
Here are some sites on which you can find information about Wake on LAN.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Short, Sharp Scripts
Here’s a mixed bag of short scripts that let you perform unusual systems administration tasks, call methods and properties inside DLLs, and display a specific Control Panel applet and tab.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Using WSH Drag and Drop to Send Faxes in Win2K
Discover an easy way to execute your scripts and put that method to use to automate faxing in Win2K.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Encoding Your Scripts 4
Do you want to share scripts without revealing your source code? Discover an encoding tool to help you protect your intellectual property.
Scripting Solutions with WSH and COM: Automating Reports with Outlook and Excel 6
Discover a quick and easy way to assign tasks and create process reports by automating Microsoft Outlook Tasks and Microsoft Excel.
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