Solved

Problem with WSUS script for Server 2008 core

Posted on 2009-04-08
2
638 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am testing Server 2008 Core and cannot get the script at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa387102(VS.85).aspx to work properly. It runs fine up to the point where it asks if I want to install the updates if found, I must answer Y/N but the dialog box only has OK. Y or N on the kb has no affect and clinking OK gives me a script error for line 61 (where it asks for my Y or N input), the error is "the handle is invalid".

Why is my dialog box coming up with just OK when it should be Yes or No? The relevant code is below, all of the code is at the link above.
<snip>
 
WScript.Echo  vbCRLF & "Would you like to install updates now? (Y/N)"
strInput = WScript.StdIn.Readline
WScript.Echo 
 
If (strInput = "N" or strInput = "n") Then 
	WScript.Quit
ElseIf (strInput = "Y" or strInput = "y") Then
	WScript.Echo "Installing updates..."
 
 
</snip>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:LarryDAH
2 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
merowinger earned 500 total points
ID: 24152467
may it works with a vbscript msgbox

strInput = MsgBox ("Would you like to install updates now? (Yes/No)",vbYesNo)
 
If strInput = vbNo Then
	WScript.Quit
ElseIf strInput = vbYes Then
	WScript.Echo "Installing updates..."
Else
	WScript.Echo "Anything else"
End If

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:LarryDAH
ID: 24196123
Thanks, that did it. I made a small tweak and added some text back in to show when the updates finished but you got me past the yes/no issue.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

829 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