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Unknown properties for objects (in particular DHCPOBJS.DLL)

Posted on 2004-10-14
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I am trying to write a script to change the lease time on dozens of DHCP scopes. The only way I coudl see to do this is use the DHCPOBJS.DLL object provided by Microsoft. However the documentation with the DLL is very vey poor and tells me little about the properties of the objects.

Can anybody point me in the direction of some documentation on the properties of the objects within this DLL OR tell me how to find out programatically. Bear in mind I have been searching for this information for almost 3 hours and so far nothing.
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by:jimbobmcgee
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This may sound stupid (and I'm sure you've already tried) but can you add a reference to that .DLL in your project?  If so, you can use the Object Browser...

J.
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by:blueivy
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I'm actually using VB Script (should have said!) .... I assume there is a freeware Object Browser?
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by:Mikal613
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Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit MS included the DHCPOBJS.DLL and .CHM
(Documentation) which will allow you to access the DHCP server information
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by:blueivy
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This is the documentation I've got (and how I got DHCPOBJS.DLL). Microsoft's documentation is rubbish. Hence my question.
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by:Mikal613
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sorry i guess play with it  ;)
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Difficult when I don't know what the properties are! :-)
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There is an object browser included with MS Office.  
Open Excel or Word, then press ALT+F11 to bring up the Visual Basic for Applications editor.  
From the menu: Tools->References add the name of the DHCP server dll tool you want to view. Press OK.  
Press F2 to bring up the Object Viewer

Hope it helps!
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by:Erick37
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P.S.  You can also Insert a UserForm to the project in order to write Visual Basic code.  It's a convenient way to test your code using the library.
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Thanks guys. I've split the points between Erick37 (for your useful tip on the Object Browser) and jimbobmcgee for getting me to look for an Object Browser in the first place.
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