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March 27, 2008  3:03 PM

Rebooting or Shuttingdown a Server Remotely with VBScript

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

In this installment I'd like to share with you a scriplet I developed out of frustration with not having found this information anywhere else.  On occasion you need to reboot a server, sure you can do it by logging in or by the shutdown command on windows XP. Heck you can even do it with the...

March 12, 2008  5:38 PM

Use of option explicit and the DIM statement in VBSCRIPT.

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

As an answer to the extra credit portion of my posting a few days ago: DIM in a script declares a variable to be used. It just simply creates the variable, nothing more. By default, vbscript will create variables on the fly for you as you use them...

March 10, 2008  3:33 PM

Working with Subroutines and Functions in VBScript

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees
Installation, Windows on Intel, Wireless

In this installment, we'll discuss the advantages of using Subroutines and Functions in your script rather than using a all-in-one script that runs from start to finish. I'll only give a breif over veiw of subroutines and function, but more information on them can be found in the 

March 7, 2008  10:22 PM

Eventlog search tool — Find quick help with windows event log entries

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees
SalesLogix, Wireless

While not VBScript related, I found this Microsoft Eventlog and Error Message Search a few days ago as I stumbled around looking for tools that I thought network administrators would need on

March 4, 2008  1:57 AM

Determining properties and methods used in a WMI object for use in a vbscript.

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees
Remote management, Windows on Intel, Wireless

In this entry we'll take a look at the microsoft documentation for win32_printerdriver and determine how we can determine what values to use to get data once we've created a script to get set of data back from a WMI object...

February 29, 2008  2:45 AM

Finding HP Printers using PCL6 Drivers with WMI

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

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.

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

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.

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees

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

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees
DNS, Installation, Remote management, SalesLogix, Windows on Intel, Wireless

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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