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Wscript/VBScript - how to write an "echo" that disappears after a while (no OK or Confirm button) like a progress bar

Posted on 2007-04-05
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Hey experts -
Quick question. I created a windows script to run across a bunch of computers on the network and delete symantec. The status of everything is stored in a log file. Everything seems to work great, the only problem is when I run it, I have no idea what the progress is. Nothing is shown on the desktop or in command prompt. It's all being done in the background. I'd like to create either a quick pop up that displays computer name that goes away by itself once it's done.

Right now I've been using Wscript.Echo "Computername is being scanned"
But I don't want to have to click OK or Confirm or whatever whenver it comes up. I just want it gone when it's done. Is there some kind of command equivalent to this? Hope my question is clear
~ thanks
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Dim objShell: Set objShell=CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objShell.Popup "This message will disappear in 5 seconds", 5
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Or, if I've misunderstood, let me know...
This would show the computer name...if you don't have that

Dim objNet:Set objNet=CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
ComputerName=objNet.ComputerName
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So,
objShell.Popup ComputerName & " is done!", 5

should display a 5 second message...
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by:ThinkPaper
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Ah sweet! I was trying to google for it but didn't even know what to google for. Thanks!
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Happy to help - thanx! :^)
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by:ThinkPaper
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One thing.. I guess there is no way to hide the OK button, huh?
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Sorry, no - I don't believe so...
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