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VBScript to retrieve, from FTP, Unrar and copy to CLients with Log

Hi, I'm quite new to VBScript (made some logon scripts etc) but I need to shedule a script that will download a RAR archive from an FTP server, unpack it and copy it to several desktops. I now run 4 diff programs who seem to take turns in not working. Therefore I need some log created too..

Can anyone help?

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You can start with something like this:

Option Explicit
Dim objShell, objShell2
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objShell2 = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

objShell.Run "ftp" 'open FTP
Wscript.Sleep 500 'Pause
objShell.SendKeys "open SERVER {ENTER}" 'ftp.whatever.whatever
objShell.SendKeys "USERNAME {ENTER}" 'FTP login name
objShell.SendKeys "PASSWORD {ENTER}" 'FTP password
objShell.SendKeys "get FILENAME" 'Name of the file you want to download
Wscript.Sleep 1000 'Pause

objShell2.Run "RAR APPLICATION" '(Winrar, Winzip, whichever)


After the line "objShell2.Run" you can continue with the objShell2.SendKeys method to execute commands within WinRar or whichever RAR application you are using.  Here is a link that should help you out a bit:


Hope this helps!
Oh!  To answer the rest of your question...  copying the file(s)....

dim filesys, tar

set filesys = CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

set tar = filesys.GetFile("C:\DIRECTORY\FILENAME.EXT") 'The file you want to copy
tar.Copy("D:\DIRECTORY\FILENAME.EXT") 'Where you want to copy the file to
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