VBScript versus Powershell By Jonas LaForge

There has been a lot of talk over the years of the comparison of VBScript versus Powershell. I am not sure that they can truly be compared. VBSCript has been around a lot longer but powershell is the new way of the future of scripting. Well I will tell you now that there is pretty much nothing that either language can automate or make easier. Powershell uses less lines of code to accomplish a task versus VBScript that would use hundreds of lines to accomplish the same thing. That being said VBScript is easier to understand aand no special environment setup is required to run versus powershell that needs to have security, cmdlets, etc. setup ahead of time.

 

Jonas LaForge will show multiple scripts in both VBSCript and Powershell for some quick comparisons and you can make the choice. Don’t let people tell you that VBScript is dead because it is alive and well. Powershell is the new way of the future but it still has its shortfalls that we will discuss.