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  • Question

  • Dear All,

    I am thinking to learn VBscript or Powershell, but i am little bit confuse which would be better for me. should i go for VBscript? or Powershell?

    I want to chose one which can assist me in my System Administrator Job.

    Please advice.


    Thanks & Regards,
    Param
    www.paramgupta.blogspot.com

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:24 PM

Answers

  • Both will be useful. Honestly depends on the job and the position you get - but as a system administrator a lot of your job can be automated by creating scripts (either in VB or Powershell).

    I would suggest learning both, VB is more universal, powershell geared for windows and scripting withing windows. VB will help you overall while powershell will help you specifically in system administration.

    • Proposed as answer by Terahertz PC Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:41 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Param022012 Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Param022012 Friday, May 11, 2012 2:51 PM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:41 PM
  • Learning both would be worthwhile however you should concentrate on PowerShell as this is the technology Microsoft is implementing across it’s server platform and the language you’ll end up using more frequently.

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Proposed as answer by Paul Turner _ Friday, May 4, 2012 7:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Param022012 Friday, May 11, 2012 2:50 PM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:53 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Both will be useful. Honestly depends on the job and the position you get - but as a system administrator a lot of your job can be automated by creating scripts (either in VB or Powershell).

    I would suggest learning both, VB is more universal, powershell geared for windows and scripting withing windows. VB will help you overall while powershell will help you specifically in system administration.

    • Proposed as answer by Terahertz PC Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:41 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Param022012 Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Param022012 Friday, May 11, 2012 2:51 PM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:41 PM
  • Learning both would be worthwhile however you should concentrate on PowerShell as this is the technology Microsoft is implementing across it’s server platform and the language you’ll end up using more frequently.

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Proposed as answer by Paul Turner _ Friday, May 4, 2012 7:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Param022012 Friday, May 11, 2012 2:50 PM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:53 PM
    Moderator