Following up on my earlier post about the popularity of VBScript. Again, I love new technology but we sometimes need the older tools to “git r done” today. Please watch the 18 minute screen cast video for a real demo of each script. Also, the download is available right here:
This demo covers my “dashboard” and “grid” script collection.
- Explore C$
- Free disk
- GAC listing
- Grid install apps
- Grid file version
- Grid windows service
- Grid SPN
- Grid WMI query
- HOSTS compare
- Kerberos (NTAuthenticationProvider)
- Registry get/push
- Web.config compare
- WMI reboot
The design is simple yet powerful. Drag and drop (noun to verb) from server to script. Examples:
- explore c$ on these 5 machines
- push this reg key to 6 machines
- compare windows services on these 12 machines
- show me the Kerberos settings for these 7 machines
I began this family of short and simple VBS scripts back when I first deployed MOSS to production and have built them up over the years. They have completely changed the way I work. No more slow implementation. No more uncertainty about configs. Implement change quickly, spend your time on the whiteboard, and be 100% sure the configs are consistent across the board … every time.
Please take 5 minutes to watch the below video and glance over the screenshots. Then download the ZIP and build your own RDP files for your servers. If you find this useful or write new scripts please leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter. I’m always looking for ways to improve. Thanks for reading.