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March, 2009

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March 31, 2009  1:22 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Memory information via WMI using the Win32_PhysicalMemory class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...

March 30, 2009  4:13 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Processor information with WMI via the Win32_Processor class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 25, 2009  2:49 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying MAC Address information with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapter class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 24, 2009  4:13 PM

Win an Xbox 360 console just for asking questions and answering questions about stuff related to IT!



Posted by: Jerry Lees
VBScript, Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox360

Ok folks, I know some of you probably already have an Xbox 360 but with the RROD ever of the horizon a person could always use a replacement— right?!?!?! Well, TechTarget is running a contest to give you the opportunity to do just that--


March 20, 2009  4:32 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying DNS Server settings with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 17, 2009  4:36 PM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Network Adapter Speed with WMI via the Win32_NetworkAdapter class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 13, 2009  11:05 AM

Writing a BGINFO like Script: Displaying Disk Statistics with WMI via the Win32_LogicalDisk class



Posted by: Jerry Lees
bginfo, Systems Administration, Systems administrator tools, systems management, systems reporting, VBScript, VBScript Functions, Win32_logicaldisk

I recently had to provide the information displayed with BGINFO on a number of systems. Unfortunately, BGInfo only generates a bitmap, so far as I know, so I decided to write a script to generate the...


March 10, 2009  2:01 AM

Writing scripts that use speech with the Windows Speech API



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Office Agent, SAPI.SpVoice, Sound, Speech API, undocumented windows, VBScipt, VBScript Objects

I've been looking for ways to make a script speak the information it needs to relay to the user just for fun and, unfortunately the only scripts I could find out there were extremely elaborate onces that use the Microsoft Office Agents. While they fit the bill they were annoying and required...


March 6, 2009  3:08 PM

Job Hunting in a tight Market



Posted by: Jerry Lees
IT careers, job hunting, tips and tricks

Let's face it... Job competition is fierce out there in today's Market. But that doesn't mean you should give up the search, or that it's impossible to get that great job. You just have to go back to basics and sell yourself better than the competition! Here are some great tips from Microsoft...


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