Scripting provides system administrators an optimal means of automating tedious and time-consuming application, configuration, and management tasks. In addition you can take advantage of new capabilities offered by VBScript, ADSI and Windows Scripting Host. ADSI is particularly important in light of the upcoming release of Windows 2000, as it provides a means of accessing functionality in the Active Directory Microsoft's highly-publicized directory service. ADSI allows for cross-functionality withdirectory services in other computing platforms, which is critical since 90% of all enterprise networks comprise multiple platforms. This book will provide system administrators with solutions to automate and simplify the configuration and management of their networks. The author will present expert tips, code development and proven in real-world enterprise environments.