Scripting Blog [archived]

Formerly known as the "Hey, Scripting Guy!" blog

How Can I Change the Screensaver Timeout Value?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I use a script to change the timeout value for the screensaver on a computer?-- JN(image) (image) (image) Hey, JN. For some reason, Microsoft’s scripting technologies come up a little short any time you’re talking about Windows settings and components, things like screensavers, wallpaper, the Taskbar, ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Retrieve Just Failure Events from the Security Event Log?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there a way to retrieve just Failure Audit events from the Security event log?-- KA(image) (image) (image) Hey, KA. Interesting, isn’t it: any time the subject is failure, people turn to the Scripting Guys. What makes you think we know anything about failure? Ok, you’re right: silly question. As far as ...