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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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 ...
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VBScript for Uninstall not finding anything

I started using a standard uninstall script, and it wasn't working, so I decided to see if it was even finding any progams at all, and it seems it isn't. It works on Windows 7 but not on the other ...
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Event Viewer VB scripts

I am sure it has been asked million times, but I can't seem to find an appropriate answer for my simple need. I am looking for a VB script that would pull event viewer logs into one location, either ...
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Delete folders with exclusions (case)

i found a VB script that uses FileSystemObject to delete every folder on a drive except ones i specify, my problem is that the FileSystemObject cannot see or enumerate folder with trailing / leading - ...
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Set default printer by vbscript on Server 2008 R2 RDS

I'm trying to get the Task Scheduler to run a vbscript that sets default printers for individual users on a Server 2008 R2 RDS machine. Unfortunately my only success so far is getting any logon to ...
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Using IIS6 to run kill process. Executable hangs

I'm using the following code (any tried many variations) in a web page that is supposed to kill a process on the server: Process scriptProc = new Process(); SecureString password = new ...
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Shortcut on client to run bat file on a server

Is it possible to place a shortcut on a client which will run a bat (or vbscript) file on a server? (as opposed to the script running on the client) It seems pretty basic, but I'm at a loss how this ...
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PSKill does not run from VbScript

We have a site on our local IIS6 Windows 2003 server that occasionally locks up, and we would like a VbScript to kill the process. It is located in the system32 folder. I'm running these tests on ...
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Script to delete Shortcut on each user's desktop

I'm looking for a script to remove a .lnk file that was placed on every user's desktop. I installed a program on a terminal server that put a .lnk file on every user's desktop, rather than putting one ...
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LOGON script won't add first share

I have the following problem: When i run my LOGON_SCRIPT.vbs to add network shares to users of a specific group it skips the first one if the user is part of Kleinkunstig_Users (it will not add the ...
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Using VBScript at logon to determine if powershell is installed

I have a mixture of Win7, and XP machines on my network. Every user logs on using a VBS based logon script and for clients that support it, I want to show an informational pop-up as shown here. How ...
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VBScript with ADsDSOObject no longer working after move to Server 2008 R2

we recently moved some scripts from a 32 bit Windows 2008 server to a new Windows 2008 server R2 64 bit machine. Now we have some trouble with a few VB Scripts. Let's take this one for example: Set ...
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WMI script to list of memberships of current computer?

I have a AD hosted on 2003R2 and 2008R2, I would like to check the membership for the domain computer (e.g. compA) when an user logs on using that computer (e.g. compA) and perform certain operations ...
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How do I extract the Drive letter from the result of EnumNetworkDrives

I'm using EnumNetworkDrives to list out all the drives on a machine. I'd like to determine which object in the collection is drive "X" What object is returned in EnumNetworkDrives that has a ...
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Windows shutdown processes termination sequence [closed]

Do you know the Windows shutdown process is implemented? Does it has some criteria to avoid inter-process communication problems between child and parent processes? This question originated from an ...
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Scripting help - need to get phone number of AD accounts and then add them to contacts in trusted domain

I have domain accounts that I have created as contacts in another trusted domain so that they can see them in their Exchange GAL. I need a way to extract the phone number field from UserA (user ...
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VB Script for Windows Servers

I require a VB script which when run gives me the details about the latest Windows patch that was updated on the servers along with the date & time.
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VBS Logon Script

Could someone please provide some assistance with VBS scripting? Here is what I have modified so far; Const GROUP1 = "cn=GROUP1" Const GROUP2 = "cn=GROUP2" Const GROUP3 = "cn=GROUP3" Set wshNetwork ...
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VBSCRIPT enumerate Read-Only Domain Controllers

How can I list all Read Only Domain Controllers that are listed in Active Directory using VBScript?
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get account name for IIS anonymous user

I'd like to get the name of the anonymous user account for an IIS install. It's easy enough to assume that it's the machine name, but in the event that the machine name has changed I'd like to still ...
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Disable remote desktop through CMD or script in Windows 2008

I'm looking for a way to disable Remote Desktop login for Windows 2008 for a specific user (a local administrator account), either using the command line or a script (such as VBS) in Windows 2008. I ...
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Adding a second VHD to a Hyper-V VM programatically or from the command line

I have been scripting the creation of my Hyper-V VMs with vbscript successfully for sometime now. All the technician has to do is run my script, select the type of server they are building (EG. a Web ...
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Upgrade to IIS7 from IIS6 to improve application performance

I have an ASP Classic application that runs currently in IIS6, but often due to the original programmer not following "best practices" this application throws an Out of Memory error after several ...
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Overwrite files without prompt with File.CopyHere in logon script (vbs)

I'm trying to create a logon script (vbs) to install some fonts. If the fonts are installed I get a prompt saying "There's already a file with the same name in this location". How can I force the ...
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Monitor message queues

I'm looking for a simple way to monitor RabbitMQ queues from SCOM. In particular, I want to be notified when a particular queue (one we use for "dead letters") is not empty. RabbitMQ has a RESTful ...
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Direction for Scripting

I'm administering a network and they use a few scripts here. Mostly batch scripts or vbscript. It's a Windows environment, mostly Server 2008 with a few 2003 servers. My question is Should I learn ...
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Create Batch file to execute multiple batch files and VBS files

I have multiple batch files and vbs files , when i try to create a batch to call them it stop after the last batch file and dont execute the vbs. without giving any error if i put the vbs at the ...
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how can I hide the cmd window when running a VBScript scheduled task on Win 2003 R2 SP2 x64?

I am running a VBScript (.vbs) file via Windows Scheduled Task. On a Windows XP SP3 x86 machine, a command window is not shown when the task executes. On a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 x64 machine, a ...
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iis vbscript remove all site bindings and replace with list of new bindings

I have a single host with 500+ bindings associated to it, and I would like to first purge this host of all its bindings and replace them from a list of bindings in a file. The format of the fill will ...