First of all, I hope I am not duplicating another post. If so I will delete immediatly.
I have gone through many of the questions/answers on this website trying to find what scripting language I should use and I see many people recommending PowerShell, especially if they are completely new to scripting like myself.
The environment I work in is about 150 machines with various MS OSs ranging from XP to Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.
I see that one of my co-workers uses CSSCRIPT for a lot of what he does... and we nick-name him the script king. He has the code so memorized that he doesn't even really know any good suggestions it seems on how I can learn it or what scripting language would be best for me.
I am looking at PowerShell as I said since other posts seem to suggest that. I do not want to have to install something on all 150 machines for my scripts to work. I want to be able to run a script remotely that moves files, updates files, gathers intel about machines and their registries and other various information, etc.
Between these two scripting languages or any others (as I literally am completely new to this and want to learn), what is suggested?
I apologize if this is a duplicate. I could not find anything with this specific question but many very very closely related.