Scripting Blog [archived]

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

How Can I List All the Sites in Active Directory as well as All the Servers in Those Sites?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I list all the sites in Active Directory as well as all the servers in those sites?-- DW(image) (image) (image) Hey, DW. You know, you’re putting us to the test here. Ask us a question about users and groups and we’re fine; we at least kind of understand what users and groups are all about. Ask about...

How Can I Add a Hyperlink to an Excel Spreadsheet?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I add a hyperlink to an Excel spreadsheet?-- J B-N(image) (image) (image) Hey, J B-N. To begin with, we’d like to point out that we’re well aware of all the recent media scandals involving such prestigious organizations as The New York Times. As you know, many of those scandals revolve around writers...

How Can I Determine the ADsPath for the Logged-On User?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! In my HTA, how can I determine the ADsPath for the logged-on user?-- AC(image) (image) (image) Hey, AC. You know, when you work at Microsoft people automatically assume that you spend your days in an ivory tower, totally removed from the day-to-day activities and needs of system administrators. To be honest, ...

How Can I Determine the Name of the Local Administrators Group?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine the name of the local Administrators group? This can vary depending on the operating system language; for example, in German the name of the group is Administratoren.-- DS(image) (image) (image) Hey, DS. You know, the first thought that popped into our heads when we read your question was ...

How Can I Change a User’s sAMAccountName?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the sAMAccountName from KMyer to Ken.Myer?-- CP(image) (image) (image) Hey, CP. You know, William Shakespeare once said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” What does that have to do with your question abut changing the sAMAccountName for a user? Nothing really; it’s just that...