The VBScript Network and Systems Administrator's Cafe:

November, 2008


November 28, 2008  5:07 PM

Reversing a String with VBScript… the easy way!

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Reverse Strings, String manipulation, StrReverse, VBScript

In a previous post, entitled Reversing a string with VBScript using the mid function, I shared a piece of code with you that reversed a...

November 26, 2008  2:43 PM

Reversing a string with VBScript using the mid function

Posted by: Jerry Lees
mid, String manipulation, VBScript

As a part of the VBScript encryption I mentioned working on I needed to find a way to reverse a string. Doing this yielded many possibilities, but this piece of code seemed to work the best (and was the simplest) out of all the pieces of code I came up with to reverse a string. It's simple, but...

November 21, 2008  7:50 PM

Encryption and Decryption with VBScript

Posted by: Jerry Lees
decrytption, encryption, VBScript

I've always been somewhat interested in encryption, but never been terribly good at understanding the math behind it and couldn't find any example code for doing encryption and decryption with VBScript... so I thought I'd write something that would atleast shield characters in a...

November 20, 2008  11:34 PM

$10 off black friday purchases at

Posted by: Jerry Lees
coupons, special offers

I don't pass these along often, but this offer actually isn't bad... so here it is! For those of you who have not shopped at before-- they have some pretty cool geek toys there. I recently saw a Black Friday ad from that was offering

November 13, 2008  2:36 PM

Lighter Side: Irish girl wants to blow up her school

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Jokes, Prank calls

This isn't really (OK, not at all...) VBScript related, but I recently recieved a e-mail with a link to this cute little Irish girl that was making prank calls to a demolition company about wanting to blow up her school. Well it turns out she does this for a radio program in Dublin and has several...

November 10, 2008  4:01 AM

Getting the date and time from a remote system via WMI and the WIN32_LocalTime class

Posted by: Jerry Lees
date, systems management, VBScript, win32_localtime

Recently, after the time change I had to log into around 30 to 40 servers to check that the date was correct. This was a real pain, since it required me to actually log onto the server via terminal services and run a command prompt to issue a date command. Unfortunately, I didn't have a script...

November 5, 2008  4:10 PM

Clean up your toys when your done: Fighting memory leaks in your scripts

Posted by: Jerry Lees
memory leaks, tips and tricks, VBScript, working with objects

One on the things you always want to do when you create objects in your scripts, especially objects from third party companies is, is to always remember to destroy the objects when you are done with them. At the very least, before you exit the script. Object creation and not destroy the objects...

November 3, 2008  4:18 PM

HTTP Status Codes explained for web servers

Posted by: Jerry Lees
HTTP, HTTP Status Codes, http tools, Web applications, Web Pages, web sites, web tools, webmaster

As a web administrator I encounter quite a few instances where a weird HTTP status is returned to a browser.Even using them often it's hard to remember the codes 100% and what they all mean. Sure, a 404 means the file doesn't exist and a 200 is a good response... but what about the harder more...


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