Scripting the Guts of Windows

MSDN’s WMI Scripting Primer: “Microsoft® Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) is Microsoft’s best-kept secret, or so we’ve been told. Be that as it may, make no mistake; WMI is Microsoft’s primary management enabling technology for Windows.” Via WSH you can use VBScript or other scripting languages – including Perl – to get to many of the internal workings of your Windows systems.