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Win32 Perl Scripting: The Administrator's Handbookby $code or die (Deacon)
|on Feb 16, 2001 at 06:10 UTC
Item Description: Fantastic Book by Dave Roth
Win32 Perl Scripting: The Administrator's Handbook
Dave Roth's newest book is excellent! Also author of Win32 Perl Programming. He may be better known for contributing the following modules:
The Administrator's Handbook is an invaluable addition to my book collection. The author gives dozens of examples on how to make maximum use of Win32::* modules. Not only does this book help to automate many Windows tasks, but we are shown that using the right tool actually gives you finer control over Windows settings that the Windows GUI itself.
Dave Roth doesn't waste time, he gets to the heart of the matter describing each task and gives several documented examples. He shows at least 3 ways of manipulating the Windows NT\2000 user base!
My favorite chapters are the last 3 - Processes, Services and ADSI.
The following also stands out in my mind:
I really don't think this review does justice to the book, but you can read a sample chapter from the book's publisher. There is some seriously fantastic material here, so much that I really need to go through the whole thing again to work out all the possible uses for it all.
Take the gruntwork out of Win32, read this book!!!