Help with creating script

I am a beginner script writer and I would like to write a script that will insert the IP address of computer in the WINS and DNS part of the TCP/IP configuration for Windows XP OS. The reason is this is a lab environment and instead sitting down at 50 computers I figure a script will be better. What is the best scripting language to use and why?
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sirbountyCommented:
The 'best' - is really an opinionated question...best answered by you... ;^)

Here's a script that should work though:

Const HKLM = &H80000002
Dim objShell:Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Dim objReg:Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces"
NewDNS = "192.168.1.1"
ProcessSubKey (strKeyPath)
Set objReg = Nothing
Set objShell=Nothing
wscript.quit

Sub ProcessSubKey(strKeyPath)
  objReg.EnumKey HKLM, strKeyPath, arrSubKeys
  If IsArray(arrSubKeys) Then
    For Each Key In arrSubKeys
    strPath = strKeyPath & "\" & Key
      ProcessSubKey (strPath)
         objReg.EnumValues HKLM, strPath, arrValues
         For Each Value In arrValues
            If Value = "IPAddress" Then
                arrValue = objShell.RegRead("HKLM\" & strPath & "\" & Value)
                For Each Item In arrValue
                  strItem = Replace(Item, "0.0.0.0", "") & strItem
                Next
                If strItem <> "" Then objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\" & strPath & "\NameServer", NewDNS
            End If
         Next
    Next
  End If
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sirbountyCommented:
Otherwise, a dos batch solution could be something like:

netsh int ip set dns "Local Area Network" static 192.168.1.1 primary

http://www.petri.co.il/configure_tcp_ip_from_cmd.htm gives good instruction on setting dns/wins from the command-line (or batch file)
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tupac1979Author Commented:
Sirbounty what program did you write the first code in and thanks for your help I definitely have a much better understanding now.
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sirbountyCommented:
First is just vbscripting - save it as updatedns.vbs.  Just modify the NewDNS entry to update.
I didn't find Wins with that route though, so netsh may be the better option for you...
Users will need permissions to apply this though - may be best as a startup vs logon script
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tupac1979Author Commented:
Thanks!!! once again you have been a big help. PEACE
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sirbountyCommented:
:^)
Happy to help - thanx for the grade!
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