An interpreted scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic

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Windows task scheduler not triggering a task on Windows 10

I have a task that is supposed to run a script I made, every 10 minutes, but it just doesn't seem to trigger it. In the task scheduler it says that next run time is in 10 minutes, but when the time ...
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Running vbs via wscript display error regarding file association

I'm trying to run a vbs script in order to get elevated privileges in Windows 7: wscript OEgetPrivileges.vbs The problem is I get this message: This file does not have a program associated with ...
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Run uninstall script when user reboots computer

I have a script and I've created as Task in Task Scheduler to run the script that will uninstall a program. The trigger I am using is, On Event> System>WinLogon>Event ID 1074 (I've used ID 7002 as ...
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Merge PDF files with related filenames automatically

I need to merge/combine several PDF files. What I have is multiple PDF files in one folder. The PDFs that need to be clubbed/combined together would have a partial file name in common; for example: ...
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VBScript not running in commandline. Working fine in explorer

I'm trying to run a VBScript via a logon batch file. However when I run the .vbs file in a command window all I get is: C:\Users\Administrator>cscript \server\Netlogon\PinItems.vbs Microsoft (R) ...
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Get PC Serial Number from Registry

I'm trying to get the serial number of a user's PC from a VBS script, and display it in a msgbox. I am aware of the methods for commandline (wmic bios getserialnumber) and I am aware of the hardware-...
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Run .vbs from Task Scheduler. VBS should execute an .exe via shell

I would not be posting if I had tried the plethora of possible solutions that have been posted about this previously. I have developed a piece of software, which using a .vbs file (exporter.vbs) ...
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How to run a multi-arguments batch file from a vbscript in CMD?

I have a batch file called "ClockTalk.bat" that has 3 arguments: nircmd.exe speak text "Attention it's now %1 %2, %3 Hours remain to the end of the day" -3 i use a vbscript called "HideBat.vbs" ...
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How to create a Key inside the user GUID?

How to create a regitry key inside the user GUID? I need to do this by VBS, it will run on 500 users more or less. Original key, for example: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID}\Software\Microsoft\...
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Translate .bat coomands to .vbs

I need to run this code but without the "black CMD window". Googeing I understood that VBS scripts are "invisible" on startup, so can someone please translate this code for .vbs file? @echo off set ...
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Run a scheduled task that can update the desktop background wallpaper without causing a foreground flash?

I like how certain Windows themes rotate through various images, but I also like to use BgInfo to write out various machine info to the desktop wallpaper image. I created a customized BGI file and ...
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VBscript activeX Internet Explorer object alternative

I need a Linux alternative to browser manipulation. In Windows I would use a VBscript to do this via Internet Explorer object, but in Linux I don't have either of those. Is there any other script ...
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VBS - Getting a cmd invalid syntax error when using wScript .run with a timeout

CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "timeout /t 10 /nobreak && cd C:/Files/MyApp/ && start app.exe", 1, False This is my very simple script: an attempt to initiate a program with a ...
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Running a Windows bat script within the same window in a vb script

I have a VB script that I launch from a Windows command prompt via cscript (so that the VB Script is running within that Window). I want that script to call a bat script so that the bat script runs as ...
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How can I run this .vbs on another domain computer?

I wrote this VBS that shows Windows key: Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId")) ...
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VBScript Won't run as scheduled task on Windows 7

Very basic proof of concept code below- which is giving me fits. It runs fine if you launch the script from explorer. It runs fine if you schedule it as a task and "run only when logged on." It ...
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Writing file with batch but text is disappearing

I have a problem with writing a file with a batch file. It seems that one character is triggering the echo end like this one: the code is a downloader. C:\ProgramData\Tempfolder\test.vbs ECHO if ...
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Network Connection State on BgInfo

Is there a vbs script or WBI that will show the status of a network adapter such as 'Disconnected', "Connected", 'Authenticating', etc in BgInfo? Thank you in advance.
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Login Batch File Script Not Running VBS Files

I have a single login batch file for my users in group policy user login scripts. It is running when they login, but the vbs files I call from within the batch file do not appear to be. As a simple ...
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(Windows 8.1) Launch a specific software if IP address is 192.168.49.*

I know there's is a way to launch an executable when specific condition are met, but i'm not familiar with programming. Is there a way to launch a software, in my case Skype For Business if my local ...
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How do I activate Win+Tab keys with a VBScript in an effort to launch Task View in Windows 10?

I am trying to set my mouse's middle button to launch Task View in Windows 10 (the replacement for Aero Flip 3D in prior Windows versions). I'm using Logitech SetPoint software, which is capable of ...
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log file for RDP connections to send email?

I was wondering if someone could help expand on this code to have it not only log the RDP connections with the time and date and user but to add the mac address, the external IP, and if possible to ...
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Whitelist VBScript files for Windows Defender

I've got a ton of VBScript files acting as the glue in my custom workflow set-up. Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've found Windows Defender to scan the execution of my custom scripts as well. I ...
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How to create a macro for microsoft word to concatenate first and last name to generate username

I am trying to create a document in MS word that I can use to auto-generate logins and passwords for my users by just entering in a few details. The form looks like this (sample): First Name: John ...
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PsExec: Access is denied

I am trying to run a VBS script on many PC on my network at the same time. I am admin on all of them, but the instruction needs to run under SYSTEM account. I have opted to use PsExec (v.2.11) from ...
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Remove specific value from registry sub key

We need to delete a Security value from CD-ROM drive registry key. The main location is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE. From there it would depend on the make and model of the CD ...
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Is it possible to make a VBScript which executes a batch script within itself?

I know it sounds strange, but my idea is creating a single text file which contains a VBScript and a Batch Script within it, i.e. if I run that script as a VBScript, it calls itself as a Batch script, ...
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VBS unzipping - object required: 'objshell.NameSpace(…)'

I know very little about bash or vbs. I am trying to make a script that will automatically unzip a zip called 'dungeon.zip', which contains a little game I programmed. I want to unzip it to a folder ...
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Stop Windows Defender deleting a legit VB script

I have wrote a little script that will automate downloading and running a program, however when invoking the script from command line, Windows Defender will enter the scene warning user that malware ...
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Send file in color to printer

I know how to send a file to a printer like this: print /d:\\%COMPUTERNAME%\printer file.bmp However this does not print in color. Is there any way to print in color using the command line (or a ...
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Run Excel macros in multiple files and paths

I need assistance to enhance the method I've implemented. Here are the details. I have multiple excel spreadsheets (xls, originally written on Excel 2007 or 2010) that have 3 main macros that I want ...
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Windows 7 logoff script?

I've been trying this for a while, to no avail. I read many docs, including: Windows 7 - How to run a script at shutdown but not at logoff https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770300.aspx ...
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Script to save (pin) website to taskbar

I am frantically searching for some references which can help me out to save a shortcut to a webpage (say msn.com) to the taskbar. I Googled through last four days and only found references on how to ...
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Changing Folder Permissions in vbscript

I have a vbscript that will create a folder, but I need the User to have Full Permissions. I have put my code below. (Windows 8 system) FSO.CreateFolder(lclFolder) oWS.exec "icacls " & lclFolder ...
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VBscript subroutines and functions [closed]

I am trying to make my first vbscript, but it is a bit complicated. I know some VBA but totally new to vb. In my script, I currently have some sub () and function () routines. How would I get the ...
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Error calling .vbs from .bat

I am currently trying to call a .vbs file from a batch file and it keeps giving me an error. This is my batch file: @ECHO ON cscript "C:\Users\Alex.Newton\Desktop\VBScripts\First scripts\This is my ...
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Copy all files from a list of folder locations

I have a list of folder locations from which I would like to copy all the contained files at these locations. The list of folder locations are stored on a seperate line within a text file (.txt). All ...
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Script works fine as .wsh, goes berzerk in HTA

I have some code that sends keys to Telnet to manipulate an IR transmitter of mine. The script works fine as a stand-alone WSH script, but as soon as I try to put it in a Sub inside an HTA it goes ...
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VBScript output: formatting to a column (data can vary in length)

I would like to have a batch file that will query for a list of services (DisplayName,State,StartMode), but have them output into a nicely formatted when looking at it in a txt file. Here's what I ...
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Counting specific words within a batch of Word documents

I need a count of the number of times an acronym (e.g. ‘ABC’) is used in a collection of word documents. The acronym is always three letters and in block caps. All the word documents are contained ...
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Batch output filename with datetime

I have a batch file that look like this: set FOLDERTOZIP=c:\myfolder For /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (set mydate=%%c-%%a-%%b) For /f "tokens=1-2 delims=/:" %%a in ("%TIME%") do (...
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Windows Command line get disk space in GB

I'm trying to create a batch file to pull the total size and free space of the C:\ drive of servers (locally run script). I also need the output to be easily readable, so bytes is not going to work, ...
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seach for a word in .txt files and write few line into new .txt file

Please help me to create a script to perform task as per described below. i have 2 files. A.txt and B.txt Content of A.txt as per below ITEM name TICKY title nice coffe drink type DRINK ITEM ...
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How do I record in VLC media player on a schedule?

I have an IP stream coming through VLC media player in Window 7, and I would like to automate the process of opening the stream and start recording at a specified time, and stop VLC and the recording ...
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Get Current User Logged on Time (CMD Batch)

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Using the Windows command line, I can see the current user's logon time using the quser command. This results in more output than I desire, so I'm hoping to use ...
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Pass Parameters from vba to vbs

I'm trying to pass arugements to my vbscript from vba. Shell "wscript C:\test.vbs " & strName & fileDir But in the vbs its taking it as one arguement. How to pass two different arguements.??...
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Auto close Command prompt

I'm trying to close the the command prompt in vbscript. Code Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set oWmg = GetObject("winmgmts:") strWndprs = "select * from Win32_Process where name='cmd....
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Attempt to hide console using Command line, Run, Exec and Pipe in VBScript

I'm using Zbarimg which (I believe) outputs its data to STDOUT. So at present, a cmd string within a VBScript executes the command and stores it in a variable, thus: xml_data=objShell.Exec("C:\...
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Temporary Password for Domain Admin

A small non-profit company handling confidential information must grant remote domain admin access to their external IT services provider who manages the entire network, including new PCs, etc... ...
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New to scripting and need help running powershell script to deploy software. (powershell blocked execution) [closed]

The following script was written for me. My problem is that when our remote deployment system executes the script, Powershell on the local machine will not run the script. It has no problem running ....