Being able to automate daily administration tasks using scripts can make the life of a network administrator a lot easier.
These lessons on scrupting and how to apply it to automate the chores involved in maintaining a Windows network have the potential to greatly simplify your working life:
Part 2: Cleaning up
Part 3: Understanding WMI
Part 4: Using Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration
Part 5: Getting over the hump
Part 6: Remote scripting first steps
Part 7: Troubleshooting the mystery error