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June, 2008

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June 28, 2008  11:20 PM

VBScript Statements: Explanation of the For … Next Statement

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

The For Next statement is very useful for situations where you need to loop through a piece of code a specific number of times.    You can use Exit For statements to exit out of a For loop, if you need to check for a...

June 26, 2008  1:56 PM

How to associate specific WWW w3wp.exe process ID’s with a IIS application

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

One of the most difficult problems with troubleshooting a web application on a server that has many applications on it is determining which one of the applications is causing an issue. Sometimes that is easy because you see an error message or, in those rare cases where you get an actual...


June 20, 2008  3:19 PM

VBScript Statements: Explanation of the Erase statement

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

The VBScript Erase statement is used to erase all the values of an array, but keep the array size and dimensions intact.  This is useful when you re-use an array and you want to ensure the values inside an array have truely been cleared and no old data is left in the array. For example, the...


June 18, 2008  1:14 PM

VBScript Statements: Explanation of the Exit statement

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

The Exit statement in vbscript allows you to exit a block of code, in the case of a subroutine (Exit Sub) or a function (Exit Function), or the entire script.

This statement is assumed at the end of a script, and therefore is not required, but is typically used in conditional statements...


June 14, 2008  10:19 PM

VBScript Statements: Explanation of the Do Loop Statement

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

The Do ... Loop statement is very useful (like, for ... next and Select ... case) to execute a block of code more than once. However, where it differs from the other two is that the Do ... Loop statement executes the code as long as (while) a condition is true or...


June 13, 2008  2:18 PM

How to find a lost router password for most routers

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

In this installment, I thought I'd take a quick break from VBScript and give you a little networking information I stumbled upon. Recently, at my current job site we had a situation where the client didn't know the router password because a series of network administrators had left and the...


June 6, 2008  1:53 PM

A simple way to Write to the registry with VBScript

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

Last time I posted I gave you a function that provided 

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June 4, 2008  2:57 PM

A simple way to read the registry with VBScript

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

On occasion when administering a group of systems you need to preform certain tasks depending on if something is installed or a particular setting is a certain value and the only way to determine if a system needs attention is to look in the registry. So, In this installment we will look at...


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