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I am a Citrix Engineer and want to use VBScript to execute Pinch.exe to check status of ports on my servers. I want to publish a VBscript in Citrix for the Firewall Team.  Below is the vbscript that I use to run pinch.exe. it runs fine but I need to pass values to pinch.exe as the syntax for pinch.exe is:
pinch.exe <servername> <port>

I want to include an input box for users to enter the servername and port number. These values have to be passed to pinch.exe at run time.

Any suggestions ?
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Option Explicit

Dim FSO
Dim WSH

Const AppToRun = "d:\myscripts\pinch.exe"

Set WSH = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If FSO.FileExists(AppToRun) Then
WSH.Run AppToRun
Else
MsgBox ApptoRun & " Does not Exist"  
End If
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Question by:ramagoni_kiran
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by:BSonPosh
ID: 20407833
I would use powershell, but if you like vbscript you can use wscript.arguments something like this... sorry its been a long time :)

Option Explicit

Dim FSO
Dim WSH

Const AppToRun = "d:\myscripts\pinch.exe" + wscript.arguments(0) + " " + wscript.arguments(1)

Set WSH = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If FSO.FileExists(AppToRun) Then
WSH.Run AppToRun
Else
MsgBox ApptoRun & " Does not Exist"  
End If
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by:ramagoni_kiran
ID: 20407915
Is there a way to prompt the user to enter the values and then pass it during runtime.. in this case the server name and port number.

Finally the command that needs to be executed is:
Pinch.exe <servername> <port number>

I got to get going with improving in VBScript, till then I'd appreciate answers as this is extremely urgent for firewall folks so that Citrix guys need not be on standby when they do their changes on firewalls.
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by:BSonPosh
ID: 20408237
Option Explicit

Dim FSO
Dim WSH
Dim strServer
Dim strPort

strServer = inputbox("Server Name")
strPort = inputbox("Port")

Const AppToRun = "d:\myscripts\pinch.exe " + strServer + " " + strPort

Set WSH = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If FSO.FileExists(AppToRun) Then
WSH.Run AppToRun
Else
MsgBox ApptoRun & " Does not Exist"  
End If
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by:ramagoni_kiran
ID: 20412495
That did not work. Gives an error at line 11 char 71.

Error: Expected Literal constant

Any ideas ?
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BSonPosh earned 2000 total points
ID: 20412739
Try this
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Option Explicit

Dim FSO
Dim WSH
Dim strServer
Dim strPort
Dim AppToRun

strServer = inputbox("Server Name")
strPort = inputbox("Port")

AppToRun = "d:\myscripts\pinch.exe " + strServer + " " + strPort

Set WSH = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If FSO.FileExists(AppToRun) Then
WSH.Run AppToRun
Else
MsgBox ApptoRun & " Does not Exist"  
End If
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by:ramagoni_kiran
ID: 31412723
Thanks BSonPosh. That worked.
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