The Joys of HTA

I’ve been developing a number of HTA tools lately.

Certainly a pretty nifty way to create script-based applications without the need for whole development suites. In fact, seeing as Notepad++ is my tool of choice – it’s a no-brainer.

A lot of custom scripts should never need to be written once I’ve finished a suite of Active Directory tools. The first one is the most useful, a tool to create users automatically on a domain. Now I’m working on a tool to enumerate all users in a domain and empower the user to either enable or disable an account, as well as reset the password and change obvious settings like requiring the user to change passwords, alter group membership and bits like that.

The only downer is that there’s no real way to compile the app once it’s complete. Well, none that I know of.