VB script, Create txt file and copy it to network share.

Posted on 2009-04-01
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I'm looking for a script that will create a txt file of the computer name which ran the script and copy that .txt file up to a network share.

I just need to see when a system has successfully completed a script and copy a txt file with the computer name in the file name to a network share directory. Hopyfully thats pretty straight forware.
Question by:fmcsa001
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 24041033
Hi, fmcsa001.

Here's a script for doing this.  Rather than copy the file to the share it just creates it there.  If that won't work, then I can change the script to copy the file.
Dim objFSO, objFile, objShell
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
'Replace the path and file name on the next line'
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile("C:\Computer.txt",True)
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objFile.WriteLine objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%COMPUTERNAME%")
Set objFile = Nothing
Set objFSO = Nothing
Set objShell = Nothing

Open in new window


Author Comment

ID: 24041367
This is almost exactly what I need, could you change it so that the file name is the name of the computer instead of computername.txt? (e.g. Frontdesk PC.txt)
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

David Lee earned 2000 total points
ID: 24044648
Try this.
Dim objFSO, objFile, objShell, strComputerName
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
strComputerName = objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%COMPUTERNAME%")
'Replace the path and file name on the next line'
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile("C:\" & strComputerName,True)
objFile.WriteLine strComputerName
Set objFile = Nothing
Set objFSO = Nothing
Set objShell = Nothing

Open in new window


Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello again, all.  For those of you that have been following along, you'll know that this is my third article on this topic (though it is not Part III).  This article is sort of remedial, and probably the topic with which I should have started the s…
I met Paul Devereux (@pdevereux) today when I responded to his tweet asking “Anybody know how to automate adding files from disk to a folder in #outlook  ?”.  I replied back and told Paul that using automation, in this case scripting, to add files t…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question