Most admins that have been in the game for a while have picked up (or mastered) some scripting skills. If you know how to do what you want in VBScript, making the move to PowerShell is easy to put off. That said, there are a fair number of things you can do with PowerShell (that other languages do not support). In particular, you can work directly with the .NET framework so even creating complex windows forms is possible. Plus Microsoft is sitting more and more of its admin products on top of PowerShell so that scripting tasks with PowerShell is more than just possible-- it's how the GUI form itself get the job done.

Do you think you'll make the move any time soon, or are your current scripting skills going to get you by for the foreseeable future?

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You spelled the word "primary" wrong in the survey question.
Answered 10/31/2008 by: MicrosoftBob
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I think Powershell is a good move for Microsoft because of the consistency it brings and the ability to access things like the registry as a file system. However, I will probably not use version 1.0 because it doesn't support accessing remote computers, which decreases its value.
Answered 10/31/2008 by: MicrosoftBob
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So you are saying pimary has TWO Rs? Okay.

(thanks)
Answered 10/31/2008 by: bkelly
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