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Can I Edit .INI Files Using a Script?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I edit.INI files using a script?-- MZ Hey, MZ. Yes, you can edit .INI files (or any kind of text files, for that matter) using a script. The method you have to use might not be the most elegant process in the world, but it’ll work. And that’s all we really care about, right? Before we get into the whys and ...

How Can I Attach a File to an Email Sent Using CDO?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I understand how to use CDO to send an email, but how do I include an attachment with that email?-- RT Hey, RT. And, incidentally, thanks for this question. At least one of the Scripting Guys spent most of his Thanksgiving weekend eating and, on the rare occasions when he wasn’t eating, playing tackle football with a ...

How Can I Retrieve Disk Quota Information for a Single User?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I retrieve disk quota information for a single user?-- AB Hey, AB. There are a couple different ways to get disk quota information for a single user, depending on which version of Windows you have installed on the computer. If you’re running Windows XP or Windows 2003, you can retrieve disk quota information ...

How Can I Run a Script Against a Range of IP Addresses?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I’d like to run a script against all the computers on a subnet. Is there a way to do that without having to hardcode all the IP addresses into the script?-- RB Hey, RB. Based on your email, it sounds like you have a setup similar to this: you have a subnet with IP addresses ranging from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254. ...

How Can I List the Members of a Group in Alphabetical Order?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a script that returns the names of all the users in an Active Directory group. How can I sort those names in alphabetical order?-- JW Hey, JW. Ah, yes, sorting data: the bane of script writers everywhere. Unfortunately, VBScript doesn’t have a built-in sorting mechanism, and neither does ADSI. Consequently, ...

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