Jose Rodriguez wrote:
> I'm a sysadmin for several NT, Solaris, and Linux boxes.  I currently
> use both Perl and increasingly Python to manage my systems.  I am
> beginning to enjoy Ruby quite a bit but it seemingly is devoid of NT
> related functionality in the areas of:
> 
> services management
> printer and disk management
> COM(+)

Use WIN32OLE for this.

> user and group administration
> security
> sockets
> ODBC

Use Ruby/ODBC to access any ODBC datasource.

WIN32OLE exists since long time, so I assume it is stable.

Regards,

  Michael


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