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Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:46 AM


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I have written tons of Windows Batch scripts and compiled VB6, however not as much VBScript. That said, I seen have entire books about managing Windows with VBScript and I know there are many people out there that use it a lot. PowerShell being the newest kid on the block I am not aware of anything VBScript offers that PowerShell does not. Maybe manipulating Windows GUI components?

If I were learning a new scripting language for Windows from the ground up in hopes of having it become my one-stop-shop for all my scripting needs is there a specific reason or use-case where you might recommend VBScript or Windows Batch over PowerShell?


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Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:12 AM


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Given Microsoft's attitude (so considering support, going forward etc) and the features of PowerShell the answer is an emphatic "NO" from me.

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Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:34 AM


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I personally have yet to find anything that PS can't do that VBScript/Batch can.
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