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Problems checking date for registry key using vbs

Hello. I am trying to get the below script to check the date. If the date is less than one day old, it will display my message box and quit. If the date is older than 1 day, it will display another message box I have.

I assume my problem is in the way I am checking the date. I am modifying an existing script that I have.

The date is in the format of 4/15/2009 - 16:08:04. I am not concerned about the time. I only want it to check the date. Currently, the script always displays the installing message box.

Any help would be appreciated.
DateCheck
 
Function DateCheck
 
Dim objShell
Dim strComputer
Dim objRegistry
Dim strKeyPath
Dim strValueName
Dim strValue
Dim intReturn
Dim arrDateBits
Dim dteDate
 
 
 
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Const HKLM = &H80000002
strComputer = "."
Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = """SOFTWARE\Packages\FTC\FTC Base Package"""
strValueName = "InstallDate"
intReturn = objRegistry.GetStringValue(HKLM, strKeyPath, strValueName, strValue)
If intReturn = 0 Then
	If InStr(strValue, "-") > 0 Then
		arrDateBits = Split(strValue, "/")
		If UBound(arrDateBits) = 2 Then
			dteDate = CDate(arrDateBits(0) & "/" & MonthName(arrDateBits(1), True) & "/" & arrDateBits(2))
			If dteDate < DateAdd("d", -1, Now) Then
			MsgBox "Exit"
			WScript.Quit
			End If
		Else
		End If
	Else
	End If
Else
MsgBox "Installing"
End If
 
Set objShell = Nothing
Set objRegistry = Nothing
 
End Function

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Lorrec
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Lorrec
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TakedaTCommented:
Try this code.  I think that all the extra quotes around the reg path in line 21 caused your getstring to return an error.

Since you are not worried about the time, I had the time stipped off of arrDateBits(2) in line 29.  I entered a date just as you specified and it works for me.

If you want the time included, it shouldnt be to difficult.
DateCheck
 
Function DateCheck
 
Dim objShell
Dim strComputer
Dim objRegistry
Dim strKeyPath
Dim strValueName
Dim strValue
Dim intReturn
Dim arrDateBits
Dim dteDate
 
 
 
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Const HKLM = &H80000002
strComputer = "."
Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Packages\FTC\FTC Base Package"
strValueName = "InstallDate"
intReturn = objRegistry.GetStringValue(HKLM, strKeyPath, strValueName, strValue)
 
If intReturn = 0 Then
	If InStr(strValue, "-") > 0 Then
		arrDateBits = Split(strValue, "/")
		If UBound(arrDateBits) = 2 Then
			dteDate = CDate(arrDateBits(0) & "/" & arrDateBits(1) & "/" & left(arrDateBits(2),4))
			If dteDate < DateAdd("d", -1, Now) Then
				MsgBox "Older than a day Exit"
				WScript.Quit
			Else
				MsgBox "Newer than a day Exit"
				Wscript.Quit
			End If
		Else
		End If
	Else
	End If
Else
	MsgBox "Installing"
End If
 
Set objShell = Nothing
Set objRegistry = Nothing
 
End Function

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LorrecAuthor Commented:
This is great. Thank you for the help.
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