Books & Training: WSH and VBScript Core

WSH and VBScript Core

A complete reference to the VBScript and Windows Script Host language, objects, and more - for the Windows administrator!

It's the manual Microsoft should have written! Far more than a mere syntax reference, WSH and VBScript Core: TFM provides you with detailed administrative script examples for each function, statement, keyword, object, property, method and more than a Windows administrator would use. If a function can be used in three different ways, you'll find three different complete examples - no guessing about what the docs mean, and no hunting around on the Web trying to find the exact example that you need.

You'll never again have to wander through examples meant for Web developers or other types of development, because this book was written entirely and specifically for Windows administrators! WSH and VBScript Core is the last VBScript and Windows Script Host reference you'll need, because it's accurate, complete, and designed specifically for Windows administrative scripting!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • VBScript Functions
  • VBScript Constants
  • VBScript Keywords
  • VBScript Regular Expressions
  • VBScript Intrinsic Objects
  • VBScript Operators
  • VBScript Statements
  • WScript Object
  • WshArguments Object
  • WshController Object
  • WshEnvironment Object
  • WshNamed Object
  • WshNetwork Object
  • WshRemote Object
  • WshRemoteError Object
  • WshScriptExec Object
  • WshShell Object
  • WshShortcut Object
  • WshSpecialFolders Object
  • WshUnnamed Object
  • WshUrlShortcut Object
  • Scripting.Signer Object
  • Dictionary Object
  • FileSystemObject
  • FileSystemObject Collections

About the Authors

Jeffery Hicks is a multi-year Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell and an IT veteran with almost 20 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies. He works today as an independent author, trainer and consultant. Jeff writes the popular Prof. PowerShell column for, is a contributor to a number of online scripting communities, and a frequent conference speaker. Throughout his career, Jeff has leveraged the available tools and techniques for automating Windows administration. His experience with a wide range of organizations and technologies provides a wealth of knowledge he is eager to share through teaching, writing, community participation, mentoring and public speaking.

You can keep up with Jeff at and or contact him at .