Migration from vbscript to powershell

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by IT Staff, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. IT Staff

    IT Staff Guest

    I used to read / post in windows.server.scripting newsgroups, somehow i see
    the numbers of posting diminishing.

    Does it mean vbscripter STARTS migrating to public.windows.powershell
    newsgroup ? seems that i m one of them :)

    But i must admit powershell is really good ...
     
    IT Staff, Jan 15, 2007
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    urkec Guest

    Or maybe it's just the holidays
     
    urkec, Jan 15, 2007
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  3. Hi,

    I think the numbers on microsoft.public.windows.server.scripting went
    UP when the PowerShell folks arrived here several months ago.

    I suspect that when most PowerShell discussion moved to
    microsoft.public.windows.powershell that the numbers on this newsgroup
    have gone down to approximately what they used to be.

    You're right. PowerShell is really good. :)

    Andrew Watt MVP
     
    Andrew Watt [MVP], Jan 15, 2007
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  4. Of course Andrew's trolling posts of "I'm not going to give you a
    VBScript, but here's how you can do that in Powershell" has NOTHING to
    do with it. ;)

    --Jonathan "smthng" Kalmes
    http://smthng.info
     
    Jonathan Kalmes, Jan 17, 2007
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  5. I wasn't complaining... I'm all over PoSH, even though there's a *lot*
    that I don't "get" yet. I just thought it was kind of funny reading
    through all the posts this morning. It kind of reminded me of the whole
    cell phone thing... "Mine's smaller than yours!" Heck, I'd probably be
    doing the same thing if I could whip up working answers that fast. :)

    --Jonathan "smthng" Kalmes
    http://smthng.info
     
    Jonathan Kalmes, Jan 17, 2007
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  6. If you think about what most logon scripts do, you'll realize PowerShell
    (at least for now) isn't the right tool for the job. It doesn't have an
    easy way to map drives and printers like VBScript. You'd have to
    install/configure PowerShell on all desktops, and more. I'm not saying you
    CAN'T use PowerShell, only that you make sure you're using the right tool
    for the job.

    --
    Jeffery Hicks
    SAPIEN Technologies - Scripting, Simplified. www.SAPIEN.com
    VBScript & Windows PowerShell Training -
    www.ScriptingTraining.com/classes.asp
    Windows PowerShell? - www.SAPIENPress.com/powershell.asp

    blog: http://blog.SAPIEN.com
    blog: http://jdhitsolutions.blogspot.com
     
    Jeffery Hicks, Jan 22, 2007
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