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A free password manager for those pesky local administrator accounts that you know you have to change periodically. Now you can get a report on how old those passwords are and easily change them. You can learn more and download PWDMan (recently updated to v1.4)
Many of the tools and scripts from my Mr. Roboto column can be found here. Please be aware that some items may be available here before the corresponding column is published. You're welcome to try out a tool or script before it is published, but if you wait, you'll be able to read about it and get additional information on how to use it.
Administrative scripting is one of my principal interests these days. These VBScripts utilize ADSI, WMI, WSH, PowerShell and old-fashioned command line batch files. I'm pleased to offer a library of scripts for you to download and use in your environment. All scripts are saved as text files so you will need to rename them accordingly. Please review the comments in each script before running and test thoroughly in a non-production environment. New scripts are added all the time so please visit the page often.
Many of these scripts are now sample scripts available with SAPIEN Technologies PrimalScript. The folks at SAPIEN have been kind enough to let me continue to offer them here as well. In addition to these and other code samples, you get scripting wizards to speed up scripting, an integrated debugger, support for PowerShell, script packaging, outstanding integrated help (the help in Primalscript 2007 will be based on my latest book WSH and VBScript CORE: TFM) and many more features. All of these things will make you a more efficient and productive scripter. An investment in the right tool for the job can make a big difference!
Enough already - Show me the scripts!
I've been toying with the iTunes SDK and put together a small HTA to display lyrics for each song as it plays in iTunes. Download the file, extract the zip file to a single directory and launch the hta. If lyrics aren't available, you'll get a link to another website that might have the lyrics you need. You'll still have to manually update lyrics in iTunes. Be sure to look at the Readme. Current version is 1.1.
For the time being, here is is ISO of my Techmentor Las Vegas 2006 CD. This 160MB image contains all my demos, including the AVI samples, updated slides and weblinks.
if you are looking for the script demos from the August 9, 2005 Technet webcast on Scripting Exchange 2003, you can download a zip file. And if you want to know the tweaks for Scriptomatic v2.0 to correctly enumerate WMI classes on a remote system, here are the steps. If you are looking for the demo scripts, Excel spreadsheet and Access database from the March 15th, 2005 Microsoft webcast on ADO, here is the zip file you can download.
Many other conference related downloads can be found in the Essentials page at ScriptingAnswers.com