FastTrack Scripting Host was developed for organizations looking for ways to make more efficient and effective use of their Network Administrators' time. One of the most basic, often overlooked, means of achieving this is by automating the repetitive and mundane tasks required of a Network Admin through the use of scripts.
“Scripting might not be the ‘sexiest’ IT topic around, but it is one of those fundamental tools that can make a huge difference to the best use of an Administrator’
FastTrack Scripting Host (FSH) offers a powerful and simple to use alternative to languages such as Powershell. FSH is a scripting language designed primarily for scripting Windows 7 and XP clients. While Microsoft moves scripting more and more towards programming, FastTrack Scripting Host heads in the opposite direction. FastTrack Scripting Host is a scripting language, but it is so high-level and easy to use that it resembles configuration more than programming. The cornerstone paradigm is: One operation = one script line.
For smaller organizations, two new licensing options have been created:
• FastTrack Express is a FREE version of the software. This version, limited to use on 10 machines, provides the ability to create scripts and to utilize them on client computers. For access, visit: http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
• The Small Business Edition contains all the functionality of the Enterprise edition and is aimed at the 50 machine (or less) environment. At $499, this version of FSH is an affordable and effective option for smaller organizations. Trialware is available at: http://www.binaryresearch.net/
FSH is constantly being developed to provide out-of-the-box solutions to Network Administrators' pain points, including:
Windows 7 deployments - Add automated custom tasks to your unattended Windows 7 deployments. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Backup scripts - Save the cost of a backup solution. Set up client or server backups with a single script line. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Cloud-based inventory - Inventory your computers with a single script command. No internal infrastructure required. Access your inventory from your PC, iPad or mobile device. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Logon scripts - Take logon scripts to the next level with graphical user interfaces and extended functionality. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
VPN logon scripts – Utilize the FSH free SmartDock utility to launch scripts, when computers establish a VPN connection. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Automated installations - Automate software deployments and compile them into exe files for offline computers. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Active Directory scripting - Script creation and querying of Active Directory using a few simple script lines only. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Compile scripts into applications - Compile scripts into powerful stand-alone exe files with a single mouse-click. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
Compile scripts into msi files - Compile script and setup files into a single Windows Installer msi file. Read more at http://www.fasttrackscript.com/
“BRI has distributed a range of great software applications since our days as ‘the Ghost people,’ and I would have to say that FSH is proving to be one of our more successful products as customers see the huge value in getting back to basics to manage their networks,” Dow said. “FSH gives Admins the ability to easily respond to many of the day-to-day headaches inherent in their role.”
Free Trialware of the Small Business and Enterprise editions of FastTrack Scripting Host is available for 21 days at http://www.BinaryResearch.net/
About FastTrack Software
FastTrack Software, a developer of simple and powerful scripting tools for enterprise, is headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark. Its flagship product, FastTrack Scripting Host, has been developed for the typical enterprise system/network administrator who has a need to write scripts in order to automate many day-to-day tasks. FastTrack Scripting Host is designed to simplify this process by allowing the user to write one script line in order to perform one operation. For more information, visit http://www.fasttrackscript.com.
About Binary Research International Inc.
Founded in 1997, Binary Research International (BRI) is a provider of cutting-edge software solutions, training and technology services. With headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin, BRI also has a branch located in Canterbury, England. BRI was a subsidiary of Binary Research Ltd., the original developer of Ghost, now known as Symantec Ghost. While BRI continues to sell, train and consult in the use of Ghost, its Software Distribution Division has introduced several new software products to the world market, including FastTrack Scripting Host, SoThin Solutions, the Universal Imaging Utility (UIU) and RemotelyAnywhere. For more information, visit http://www.binaryresearch.net/