Hey, Scripting Guy! We had this guy a while back who went around and created all kinds of goofy scheduled tasks using the AT command. He did not document anything, and many of the scheduled jobs do not work anyway. And we are not sure what the ones that do work are supposed to do.
Hey, Scripting Guy! I have to be able to create a simple scheduled task via script on a number of computers. I do not need to do anything fancy, but it needs to be quick and easy to do. Do you have any ideas that can help me?–
Determining if SQL Is Installed; How to Read Paired Information into a Dictionary Object
Hey, Scripting Guy! Being an avid reader of your columns for the last several years has been a blast. I wrote you once before but with no success (in terms of a reply,
Hey, Scripting Guy! I have several computers that seem to be identical, but they act like they are different. I mean, the same person set the computers up, so I imagine he followed the checklist and the machines should therefore be the same.
Hey, Scripting Guy! We have certain accounts that are local accounts. These accounts are created when the computer is built, and the passwords are set and that is it. For as long as the computer exists, these accounts are never touched,
Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed your article yesterday about creating a local user account. However, for my purposes I need to be able to create more than one user. Also I would like to be able to assign values to attributes such as the description.
Hey, Scripting Guy! We have an application that runs on our local computers. It is a rather old application, and of course it is mission critical. Because this application is not Active Directory integrated, it means that I need to create a local user account on every computer that is going to run this particular application.
Troubleshooting an Active Directory HTA
Hey, Scripting Guy! I have created an HTML Application (HTA) to prompt a support person for their administrative ID and password and a computer name that they wish to delete from Active Directory. The script uses the alternate credentials to find the computer object alright,
Hey, Scripting Guy! We are in the situation where we are closing a number of remote offices, and I need to quickly be able to generate a list of the computers that are contained in those remote offices. Basically I need to be able to generate a report that tells me the location and the name of the computer assets for each of a series of these locations.
Hey, Scripting Guy! We created some groups that were used by our student interns. The student interns have now returned to college (yeah, it was a while ago). To be honest, I had actually forgotten about these groups, but the other day I was doing some work in Active Directory Users and Computers and I happened across one of these student intern groups.