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How Can I Tell Whether a Group is a Security Group or a Distribution Group?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there any way to tell whether an Active Directory group is a security group or a distribution group?-- AW(image) (image) (image) Hey, AW. As a matter of fact, there is; this script will tell you what type of group you’re dealing with:Set objGroup = GetObject _ ("LDAP://cn=Finance Managers, ou=Finance, ...

How Can I Return a List of Downloaded Controls and Applets for Internet Explorer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there an easy way to find out what programs have been downloaded for Internet Explorer (the items that are in the folder C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files)? I can use a script to get the executable file names and dependent files, but I’d like to be able to get the names as they are shown in the folder ...

How Can I Connect to a Folder When There’s an Apostrophe in the Folder Name?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I’m using the WMI class Win32_Directory to get information about folders on a computer. It works great, except when there’s an apostrophe in the folder name; then, it doesn’t work at all. How can I use WMI to connect to folders that have apostrophes in their names?-- JO(image) (image) (image) Hey, JO. Ah, ...