Ping a server and restart services on a different server

Posted on 2008-10-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-24
I am trying to ping a server at a specified time period lets say from 10-11 am. If the ping is successful, I want to restart services on the current machine. If not successful to continue to ping. Here is what I have so far.  Can anyone tell me if I am on the right track or what else I need to complete.  

Dim strComputer

StrComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject(_
    "winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
strServiceName = "WZCSVC"
Set colPings = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * From Win32_PingStatus where Address = ''")

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Service Where Name = '" & strServiceName & "'")

Do While i = 0
For Each objStatus in colPings
    If IsNull(objStatus.StatusCode) _
        or objStatus.StatusCode<>0 Then


    End If
Wscript.Sleep (6000)
Question by:earngreen
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You're declaring the wmi reference twice...try this:
strServiceName = "WZCSVC"
IP = ""
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
Do While PingResult = False
  wscript.sleep 6000  
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Service Where Name = '" & strServiceName & "'")
For Each objService in colItems
Set objWMIService = Nothing
Function PingResult()
  On Error Resume Next
  Set colPings = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * From Win32_PingStatus where Address = '" & IP & "'")
  For Each objStatus in colPings
    If IsNull(objStatus.StatusCode) or objStatus.StatusCode <> 0 Then 
    End If
End Function

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ID: 31503880
This works great. Thanks
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ID: 22668485
Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)

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