Solved

Problems checking date for registry key using vbs

Posted on 2009-04-15
2
178 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Lorrec
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
TakedaT earned 500 total points
ID: 24151206
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

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Lorrec
ID: 31570556
This is great. Thank you for the help.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

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

Welcome back!  My apologies for taking so long to write part two of this series; it's been a long time coming!  As I promised in Part 1, this article will focus on how to locate those elusive AD properties that you are searching for.  Why is this us…
Not long ago I saw a question in the VB Script forum that I thought would not take much time. You can read that question (Question ID  (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_28455246.html)28455246) Here (http…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

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