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Posted on 2004-11-30
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Hi guys,

Im pretty new to VBScript, and would love your help.

What I have is the following:

========================================= BOF
bolIsRightSubnet = False
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set IPConfigSet = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select IPAddress from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration where IPEnabled=TRUE")

For Each IPConfig in IPConfigSet
    If Not IsNull(IPConfig.IPAddress) Then
        For i=LBound(IPConfig.IPAddress) to UBound(IPConfig.IPAddress)
            If Left(IPConfig.IPAddress(i), 9) = "10.60.10." Or Left(IPConfig.IPAddress(i), 9) = "10.60.11." Then
    bolIsRightSubnet = True
   End If
        Next
    End If
' Hi there
Next
If bolIsRightSubnet = True Then
    strComputerToPing = "tiger"
    bolRunCopyJob = False
    Set objPing = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}")._
        ExecQuery("select * from Win32_PingStatus where address = '"_
            & strComputerToPing & "'")
    For Each objStatus in objPing
        If IsNull(objStatus.StatusCode) or objStatus.StatusCode<>0 Then
            WScript.Echo("machine " & strComputerToPing & " is not reachable")
    Else
      bolRunCopyJob = True
        End If
    Next
End If
If bolRunCopyJob = True Then
'      set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
'      WshShell.run "d:\a.bat"
Const OverwriteExisting = True
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.CopyFile "d:\y.txt" , "h:\2\", OverwriteExisting
Else      set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      WshShell.run "notepad", 3, False
End If
========================================= BOF

What it does:

It first enumerates the IP Address of the machine
If the IP address is on a particular subnet eg.10.60.10 or 10.60.11.x, it fires the backup job.
If not on this subnet, it doesnt copy.

What Im having trouble with is this.

Id like to write a log file of the vbscript activity.
I know how to do this in a batch file, for example:

net use s: \\server\share >> c:\nab.log 2>&1

Which outputs to the nab.log file the following:

"The command completed successfully"

In my vbscript:

Id like to be able to do the following, logging everything that is going on.

For example, in the log file, Id like:

**************************************
Wed 27/10/2004
6:45 pm

The IP address of this system is "x.x.x.x"
Executing backup job
Copying file d:\y to H:\2
Backup completed at 6:47pm
Or

***************************************
Wed 27/10/2004

The IP address of this system is "x.x.x.x"
This system is not on the required subnet
Abort backup job

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


Simon


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Hello, Simon.

This isn't exactly what you asked for, but it accomplishes your goal.  The simple solution is to create the log file in the script using the following code.

    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objTS = objFSO.CreateTextFile("C:\Log.Txt")  '<-- Change the path and filename as needed

You can then write to the log file wherever you choose using this code:

    objTS.WriteLine "Write whatever you want, including the value(s) of variables"

At the end of your script you'll need to close the file like this:

    objTS.Close

And of course to avoid memory leaks all objects should be disposed of properly:

    Set objTS = Nothing
    Set objFSO = Nothing
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by:Simon336697
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Thanks BlueDevil,

Really appreciate it!!!

Simon
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