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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Determine Which Servers Have Specific Hotfixes Installed?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a text file that contains a number of computer names. I would like to read that text file, query each computer in the list, and find out the status of a particular hotfix. If I could write the information to a text file, it would be even better. Here is the deal; there was a recent security update that was ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Read a Text File and Use It to Query Servers?

 Hey Scripting Guy! I need to generate a list of hotfixes that are installed on my servers. I have 100 servers on the network for which I am responsible. Each of the server names is listed in a text file called servers.txt. I need a way to read the text file and then query each of the servers. Can you help me?-- GMHello GM, Microsoft ...

How Can I Determine if a Computer is Running Windows Server 2003 and if Service Pack 1 is Installed?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine whether or not a computer is running Windows Server 2003 and, if so, whether Service Pack 1 is installed?-- TW Hey, TW. You know, we Scripting Guys always get a kick out of questions like this. Not because there’s anything wrong with the question, mind you. It’s just that many of the people we ...

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