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March 3, 2008  9:11 PM

Using Set, GetObject, ExecQuery, and For Next in VBSCRIPT to use WMI objects



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Development, Networking, Objects, SQL, VBScript, VBScript Statements

In my last blog entry I explained error control via on error resume next and on error goto 0, there are other ways as well-- but for now this should work to get us by. Next well discuss the Set, GetObject, ExecQuery,...

February 29, 2008  10:30 PM

Using error control in a vbscript to recover from odd errors



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Development, Error control, VBScript, Windows Management Interface

In my last installment,

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February 29, 2008  2:45 AM

Finding HP Printers using PCL6 Drivers with WMI



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Development, Error control, Networking, Printer Administration, Printers, VBScript, Windows Management Interface

Recently, at my work we had a situation where users were reporting the printer was not printing their documents and/or it was printing very slowly. After digging into the problem, I found: 1. the documents were spooling just fine to the printer 2. the documents were not hanging in the...


February 20, 2008  5:12 PM

Expert Says Scripting is Key to Career Advancement.



Posted by: Jerry Lees
DataCenter, Development, IT careers

SearchWinIt has an interesting podcast that caught my eye just now, titled Microsoft issues largest patch bundle since August. However, the truly...


February 20, 2008  7:47 AM

Using Windows Management Interface (WMI) to Make Your Life Easy.



Posted by: Jerry Lees
DataCenter, Development

In this blog entry I want to setup the next few blog entries that will deal with a technology that is quite possibly one of the most powerful tools in a Network Administrators tool chest... the Windows Management Interface or WMI. WMI is a powerful tool when combined with scripting, you can use...


February 16, 2008  9:24 AM

Getting Started Writing VBScript to Administer a Windows 2000 or 2003 Network



Posted by: Jerry Lees
DataCenter, Development, VBScript

For my first Blog entry I'd like to create a list of software you'll need (along with some recommendations) to easily follow along with my next posts. Some of you will already be ahead of the game here, but if you'll allow me just a bit of time to get others up to speed and get started I assure you...


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