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Microsoft keeps a number of scripting examples at the Technet Scripting Center. These are mostly focused at administrators that need to write code every once in a while, as opposed to the MSDN references, focused mostly at full-time developers.
One of the best articles there are in the "Hey Scripting Guy" series, where admins send questions and get well-written answers, both in the terms of the actual scripts provided and the explanation in plain English. After doing this for a while, they have also done a great job of grouping the answers by topic, which helps when you are looking for something specific.
Here are some areas that are of special interest to me:
You can pick other categories in any of those pages using the links on the top right of the page.
Among the items in the many categories, you will find:
If you are a hardcore developer, these will seem like basic scripts to you. However, since most are implemented using WMI, they could save you a few minutes finding the right syntax for a specific task. The explanations that come along with them are also very enlightening and, with their witty comments, even entertaining...