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  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/2/09)

    In this post : Troubleshooting a VBScript That Uses Systems Management Server 2003 Can I Prompt a User to Determine Which Network Card to Enable or Disable? Working with Domain Admin Privileges and Embedded Passwords How Can I List Available WMI Namespaces? How Can I Change Passwords...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Use Both Command-line Arguments and a Default Value?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I’d like to have a script that accepts computer names as command-line arguments and then runs against each of those computers. However, if you don’t enter any command-line arguments, I’d like it to default to running against the local computer. Can you help me out here? -- TS Hey...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Read in IP Addresses and Use Them in a Script?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a text file that contains a bunch of IP addresses. I’d like to be able to read these addresses from a script, and then use them to connect to those computers. Is that possible? -- RL Hey, RL. You bet you can do this, and here’s how. First, make sure your text file looks...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Clear the Contents of Any File Dropped on My Script Icon?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I write a script that will clear the contents of any file that I drag and drop on the script icon? -- SN Hey, SN. Say, you didn’t by any chance misplace a few hundred thousand insects did you? OK; just thought we’d ask. This past weekend the Scripting Guy who writes this...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Send Data from One Script to Another?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! A while back you showed how we could use the InputBox function to prompt a user to enter a value we could then use in our script. What I’d like to know is, is there any way I can take that value and use it in another script? -- JW Hey, JW. We’re guessing here, but apparently you...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Prompt a User for Information and Then Pass That Information to a Command-Line Tool?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I prompt a user for information and then pass that information to a command-line tool? -- SD Hey, SD. efh;r9d/fjwf Sorry; let’s try that again. j ewewrj 2gr CX # 2kkkkw Sorry; the Scripting Guy who writes this column is having a little difficulty moving his arms today...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Prompt a User for Input?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need my script to prompt users to enter some information, like the name of the file they want to create. How do I do that? -- RW, Williamsport, PA Hey, BN. The simplest - and most foolproof - way to do this is to use an InputBox; when you do that users will be presented with...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Access a Type Library From Within a Script?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I access a type library from within a script? -- XA Hey, XA. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a type library is a file or a component that contains type information for a COM object; type information describes the object and the things you can do with it. Among...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Repeatedly Prompt a User to Enter a File Name?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have approximately 100 Excel files (all with names like 9365.xls) in a folder. I’d like to prompt a user for a file name, open the file, retrieve information from a specified cell, then close the file (ideally Excel would never appear on screen). I’d then like to prompt the user...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Use Long File Names as Parameters?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I’m trying to run a command-line tool from a script, but I need to pass it a long file name like C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\logfile.txt . No matter how I try to pass that file name, however, my script blows up on me. Help! -- WK, Birmingham, Great Britain Hey,...