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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...


February 26, 2009  8:00 AM

Retrieving the account IIS is using as the anonymous user account with VBScript



Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, System Administration, Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, VBScript Functions, web sites, web tools, working with objects

I recently posted a script that retrieved the anonymous user password for a server in IIS. This script I posted, Using the IIS ADSI object to retrieve the anonymous user password for a server...

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February 20, 2009  3:53 PM

Using the IIS ADSI object to retrieve the anonymous user password for a server via VBScript



Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, System Administration, Systems Administration, Toolkit, VBScipt, VBScript, VBScript Functions, working with objects

I recently had to change the anonymous user account for a change request for a site in IIS, but unfortunately the change did not work and we had to roll it back. However, I didn’t have and wouldn’t have known the account’s password since IIS and windows changes it periodically. So, out...


January 2, 2009  3:01 AM

Searching the Windows Eventlog for specific events with WMI



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, Win32_NTLogEvent, Windows Management Interface, WMI

On occasion as a systems administrator you have to find the proverbial needle in the haystack with respect to the events in the event logs. You know what I mean, the one event you care about and need to know when it occured as part of your troubleshooting... then throw in that you need to do it in...


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