I certainly hope this question is deemed acceptable, and doesn't violate the
Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. portion of the FAQ.
Anyways, I have a network that I've basically inherited from a consultant. It's a Windows environment, with about 70 end user machines. As it stands, the network runs well but I'm always looking for ways to improve it. In an attempt to abide by Rule 8 of the 10 System Administrator Commandments "Thou Shalt Automate", I'd like to know what people have in their scripts. I know that this is a bit open ended and very subjective, but I'm curious to see what others are doing in their environments to make their life easier.
Let it be clear that I'm not looking for code or for people to post their scripts - I'm more than capable of researching and testing syntax. I'm more curious as to the functionality that the scripts accomplish, as opposed to the syntax.
As it stands, I run two VERY basic scripts
~ Shared drives are mapped
~ Files from users computers are backed up to a personal shared drive they have (ie templates, favourites, signature files, etc). This helps reduce the recovery time in case their hard drive should fail.
As you can see, these are both very basic and I'm looking to improve my automation. I look forward to hearing your suggestions.