2010 Scripting Games: Advanced Event 7–Creating a Graphical Tool


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Note: We are no longer accepting entries for this event. See the due dates page for a list of all event due dates.
About This Event



Date of Event

May 4, 2010

Due Date

May 11, 2010


Event Scenario

You have been tasked to create a graphical tool that will display the following information:

  1. Logged-on user name.

  2. Computer name and domain name, if applicable.

  3. How long the user has been logged on.

  4. The number of programs running.

  5. The amount of committed memory and free physical memory.

  6. The current level of CPU utilization.

  7. If the user is a regular user or has administrator rights.


Design points

  • Your script can be written in any fashion you wish. In VBScript, you may wish to create an HTA; in Windows PowerShell, you may wish to use the WPF from the Windows 7 Resource Kit, PowerShell PowerBoots from CodePlex, PrimalForms from SAPIEN, or any other graphical interface creation tool (or hand-coded .NET).

  • Your script does not need to retrieve remotely, but extra points will be given if it does.

  • Your script does not need to refresh the data, but if you wish to implement a Refresh button, extra points will be granted.

  • Extra design points will be given if you add additional useful information to the script/graphical tool.


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Ed Wilson and Craig Liebendorfer, Scripting Guys