Category : Scripting

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Free Tools I can’t live without

Every administrator has those list of tools that they can’t live without.  Here is the list of tools that I can’t live without.   NotePad ++    I use this program when ever I need to edit any type of documents.  I find that Notepad++ does a much better job displaying and editing different types

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VBS Script – Encryption and Decryption

I found the following way to protect your script code from prying eyes.  This isn’t the strongest encryption, can it can be broken.  It does stop someone from viewing your code.  Where this will work for me is in use for student scripts.  I can encrypt the information and know that they can’t just open

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VBS shutdown remote computers

Here is a script that I wrote that will in short: Shutdown remote computers. I have been searching online for a script that did a great job of shutting down remote computers.  I wanted it to do several things while before shutting down the computers. Pull the list of computers from AD – pulling them

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Automate Renaming and Joining a domain using vbs

This script will do the following: Rename the computer Copy the script locally Set a task to execute the script in 2 mins Restart the computer When the script runs again (number3) it will see that the computer name matches the “domain” plus services tag serial and join it to the domain restart the computer

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Back Door Admin Discovery and Removal

Scenario: You are working with a computer in your domain and you discover a unknown user account in the document and settings or users (windows 7) folder of the computer.  You search your Active Directory for that user and don’t find them.  You then check the local computer users and computers to find that this

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Learning Visual Basic Scripting Variable Scope

My experiences with VBS Scripting.   You can’t be a System Admin in the School systems for very long without using a vbs script to get something done.  We use a wide variety of scripts to help maintain our control over the hundreds of computers that we are faced with. I have even used scripts

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