VBScript is a general-purpose scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It is commonly used for Windows system administration. Some applications may use it as an internal scripting language allowing application automation.

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Scheduled Task fails to stop

I have a Scheduled Task on a Windows (64-bit) 2008 R12 (SP1) server. It’s a housekeeping task and I was expecting its first run to take some time catching up on backlog of actions , so set what I ...
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Script to set default printer for specific user

We have multiple printers installed for our labs. We have a special testing account in AD that can't print to the room the tests are being taken in to protect personal information. I need a logon ...
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“Wscript.echo” in place of Report.txt in VBS? [closed]

This script gets remote user's membership info and saves a report.txt as a result. Can this code be changed with wscript.echo in place of Report.txt. I tried to change it but i couldnt :( Thank you ...
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App-V 5; change file after package install

I work as a student for a company that sells a proprietary software solution. My task is testing their appliation in APP-V. The client should have the availability to modify a parameter, and this ...
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VBscript - returning the path & size of a file

I would like to add a piece of code to SYDI that would return me the location & size of a specific file. For example, a server "X" has a DB file(s) & path like this: ...
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How can I get an OID for a certificate template?

I'm using C# (or VBScript) to issue a certificate from an Enterprise CA. According to this answer, I need to specify the OID instead of the certificate name, and place it in an unexpected portion of ...
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Querying SCCM Server to get ADD/Remove Programs list of a specific computer

First of all, i'm sorry for my english. I'm new in vbs scripting and wmi queries and I need your help. My goal is to get the Add/Remove Programs list of a specific computer. I saw many scripts which ...
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Using VBscript and EnumNetworkDrives, how can I instruct our login script to NOT delete a drive letter mapping and remove the rest upon each login?

I've been working on adding some new parts to an already existing login script using VBscript. I'd like to use the below code to erase all drive mappings on login. Set WshNetwork = ...
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VBS script to check the service and its status

I have to check the service in windows machines and if the service does not exists or is in stopped state then the machine should prompt a message and automatically restart after a certain period of ...
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VBS Scripting - Access LDAP User object with samAccountName

I am trying to write a VBScript that meets 2 requirements: It unlocks a user's account. It can do so and reference the user using the samAccountName. #1 works. However, the below script I have ...
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Duplicating a complex folder structure with only shortcuts

There are 2 shared drives. One of them has a very complex folder structure. I would like to replicate the entire folder structure of Share 1 to Share 2. However I don't want to make duplicate files, ...
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Alternative to WMI for querying shared printers

I have an environment with several hundred computers. I am trying to write vBscript that runs and adds the appropriate printer. The printer names can be determined using clues about the computer ...
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Invoke Windows password dialog when using NET USE

I'll try to get to the point. Using Run from the start menu to an un-authenticated machine: \\hostname\share gives me the Windows prompt for password, good. Running %systemroot%\explorer.exe ...
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How do fix a bug in script from a SCOM 2012 management pack

I am trying to monitor MSMQ on a windows server 2012 . The monitored server is not part of the domain of the SCOM server. The agent is installed and is in connection with the SCOM server. When the ...
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How can I either through vbscript or GPO push a Windows 7 Logon Screen to all my users

I know how to change the login screen, it's easy. But I would like to figure out a way to do it through GPO or login script. I have tried running the script as the computer start-up script as well as ...
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Scripting for bulk NTFS permission xcacls.vbs vs PowerShell

I have a batch file with about 1000 lines using xcacls.vbs for customizing NTFS permissions for complex folder structure (removes of grants, removes of inheritance, then grants plus some explicit ...
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How Can I Open and Print a Word Document Using a VBScript Called From the Web?

The university I work for allows students to register their bikes for indoor storage during the winter. This is done through a website. At the end of the process, a DYMO label printer connected to the ...
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Windows Task Scheduler cannot access EFS encrypted folder despite running as a user with access

I have a batch file set to run via Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. The batch file is being used to rotate and compress MySQL logs, and the folder containing these logs is encrypted using ...
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Disable “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) in local GP using script help! Windows 7 Clients

We need Windows7 with windows firewall to be turned off , so the GOLD image has windows firewall turned off for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) and Windows Service disabled No the same GOLD ...
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How do I turn off Windows 7 Firewall via script or through automation?

This is in regards to working on machines before joining the machine to a domain and although I would love to rely on GPO, that isn't an option at this time. In the environment I'm working in, the ...
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windows xp - how to add a ipp printer by batch/vbs

I need to deploy printers using IPP in the logon script (batch/vbs). I found the following script to do this: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /q /b "r011-printer01 " /f ...
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Silently uninstall using msiexec without closing explorer.exe

I am trying to use the msi uninstaller to uninstall inventor 2011 but doing it silently causes explorer to close and not restart. I have a VB script from Autodesk that will work however it is not ...
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Script needed to log the name of attached USB drive to text file

We rotate 2 TrueCrypt-encrypted USB hard drives ("BACKUP 1" and "BACKUP 2") off-site each week, for our data backup system. For both drives, the physical drive has no drive letter assigned to it (not ...
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Need to modify VB script so it deletes all existing network printers first

We have a fantastic VB script that adds multiple network printers, then goes on to select one of them to be the default. Dim multiPrinter, UNCpath1, UNCpath2, UNCpath3 UNCpath1 = "\\server\printer1" ...
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How to prevent schtasks on Windows 7 from showing the command prompt after executing a task?

I am trying to get a scheduled task on Windows 7 to execute once a minute, using schtasks and a batch file. My .bat batch file is: @ECHO OFF wscript "c:\http.vbs" The .vbs script si a simple one, ...
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Cisco VPN client - how to automate vpn process

I use Cisco vpn client to connect some customer Vpnclient.exe required answer about the question “Do you wish to continue” (yes / no ) Is it possible to run the vpnclient.exe without question ? ...
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Delete a folder in the currently logged in user's profile

I am trying to create a login script, or bat file to delete the folder located in the following directory. I would like the whole folder deleted with all of its contents "Juniper Networks". This is ...
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VB script + run CMD and display network address by using SendKeys

I use the following VB script ( example ) , to open CMD window and run ipconfig on my WIN XP CMD window was opened but from some reason WshShell.SendKeys not send the ipconfig on CMD window please ...
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Can multiple computers simultaneously append to a file on a windows file share?

I'm trying to log certain information from my network of Windows machines; I've set them to periodically collect this info, then I want it in a single CSV file on a network drive. I'm using a VBS to ...
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Windows 7: Update a file in the system32 folder via GPO

I'd need to update a Windows file in the system32-folder I've made a script to do this task. When I run it locally on a system (from a prompt with elevated privileges) it works fine. I've created a ...
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Is it possible to launch a hyperlink within the email body from a specific sender?

Goal: My goal is to have OUTLOOK filter an incoming message based on keywords (which can be done with rules) but, I need to run a script that will automatically open the link within the email. ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 error running vbscript from Registry at startup

I have a simple vbscript which runs an Exe program both vbscript and exe program are in the same folder c:\xxx, i want this script to run every time the machine restarts as we have 40 servers and ...
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Script to Uninstall MS Updates by Date

I'm in a situation where I need to uninstall all windows updates before a certain date to troubleshoot a strange bug. I found several vb/ps scripts to do this remove single update However I'm ...
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Trying to automate server tasks, stuck on gathering critical update information from WSUS

I asked this question at Stack Overflow but they said I would have better luck here. I am using VBScript to automate a lot of server tasks, I'm simply checking to make sure the server build team did ...
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Group Policy Email Signature Script

I have a VBS script that builds an Outlook Email signature and saves it to the user's machine. I want this to be called each time the user logs in, using group policy, but so far I've had no luck. ...
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Export hardware specifications to a spreadsheet for Windows Server

I have a bunch of servers : Windows 2003 and 2008. I just wanted to export these hardware specs to a spreadsheet: cpus : num processors, clock speed, etc total hard disk space total used disk space ...
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Server 2008 R2 Task Scheduler permissionf for a vbs script

I have a vbs script to make backups of MySQL database files using the MySQLDump command. This is working perfectly and creates a new folder for each day's backups (e.g. 20130110). However, the script ...
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Script to resolve GUID to String in Active Directory

I am trying to understand the output of the following VB script that resolves a GUID to a string in active directory: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B325649 This article ...
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Export SCCM 2007 Query Results Via VBScript

I'm wondering if it's possible to export the results of a SCCM 2007 query via VBScript. If it is any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know I can export reports through SCCM via VBScript by ...
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Get User Rights Assignment values in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI

I'd like to get all the values of User Rights Assignment in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI. Is there a way I can do this with VBScript and WMI? Thanks.
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How to Read XML and Generate SQL Insert for Call Data Records

I am trying to write a VB Script to read a XML file (downloaded daily) and insert the information into a MSSQL DB. The content of the XML is a list of CDRs (Call Data Records). I need to parse the ...
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.vbs script wont run at login using AD

I am trying to execute a printer script (.vbs) on logon for my company's users. I am currently running a batch (.bat) file on startup through Active Directory > Profile > Logon Script which ...
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NINite Integration, vbs script,copy file from server and replace existing

Lets forget about everything besides mapping a drive and running NINite. So here is what I have done. I have changed the task sequence to look like this: ...
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Modify MDT wizard to automate computer naming

Situation: I am imaging new systems using MDT Lite-Touch. I am trying to customize the wizard to automate the naming of new systems so that they include a prefix "AG-", a department code which ...
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Windows Group Policy - Can I alter with VBscript?

First of all I'm not an expert in either Windows or Group Policy scripting but one of my tasks is to configure XP machines which are destined to be NOT network. Consequently I've used VBScript to ...
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Batch File to Copy Files [closed]

I have a list of 150 computers on my Windows Active Directory network that I am trying to copy a files to. I wonder if someone might have a script that would, copy the files or shortcut to the ...
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Is it possible to get CCM Updates Schedule using Powershel or VBScript?

I want to be able to check the CCM Updates Schedule as seen in Configuration Manager Updates tab. I've been looking around on google and I've not been able to find a consistent answer to this. I ...
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How does the “Last Result” column of Scheduled Tasks in Windows Server 2003 get set from a process or script?

The Last Result column of the Scheduled Tasks Window on Windows Server 2003, displays the result of the execution of the .exe, .vbs, .ps1, .bat, .cmd, etc... that has been run at the scheduled time. ...
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Change AD-Password from client by console / VBScript

I have an AD-environment, but a few machines are used as workgroup-machines (and I can't change this). My target is to have a script which changes the AD-Password on the server from a client ...
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VBScript:Verifying if printer share exists

Is there a way to determine in VBScript, if a print share is in existence on a print server? The idea is to remove the connection to that printer in the event the share is removed from the server. A ...