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I'm hoping someone can help us with this.  We have a VBScript in place that I have some of our student tachs use to clean systems of old user profiles, disk cleanup etc.  What I would like to have is, a progress bar running within the script so they can tell that it is actually running and how far along it is.  What is happening is they are running the script and becase no prog bar is showing on the screen they end up runnng it again and again and errors occur.  I'm kinda new here so if I'm not posting correctly please let me know.  Thanks in advance.
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http://www.tpfsoftware.com/webhelp/products/scriptdialogs10/progress_vbscript_example.htm
Sub main
  ' Create the progress dialog box
  Set ProgressDialog = CreateObject("TPFSoftware.ProgressDialog")
 
 
 ' Set the caption (the title) of the
  ' Progress dialog box.
  ProgressDialog.Caption = "My Progress"
 
 
 ' Set the minimum value of the progress bar.
  ProgressDialog.Min = 0
 
 
 ' Set the initial position while the dialog box is not
  ' yet open, in case the dialog box
  ' was used previously and the position was not reset.
  Position = 0
  ProgressDialog.Position = Position
 
 
 ' Set the maximum value of the progress bar.
  Max = 5
  ProgressDialog.Max = Max
 
 
 ' This is the number of seconds to delay when
  ' simulating work. Your real script will not 
  ' need this.
  DelaySeconds = 2
 
 
 ' Display the progress dialog box
  ProgressDialog.Open
 
 
 ' This While Loop simulates doing the work.
  While Position < Max
    ' Update the progress message
    ProgressDialog.Message = "Performing step " & (Position + 1)
 
 
   ' A delay to simulate work being done
    wait_function(DelaySeconds)
 
 
   ' Work has been done. Update the progress
    ' position.
    Position = Position + 1
    ProgressDialog.Position = Position
  Wend
 
 
 ' Update the progress message to tell them we
  ' finished.
  ProgressDialog.Message = "All steps completed!"
 
 
 ' I inserted a short delay here so we could see
  ' the progress bar at 100 percent and also read
  ' the message.
  wait_function(1)
 
 
 ' Close the progress dialog box. If the entire 
  ' script is over at this point, you don't have 
  ' to call this.
  ProgressDialog.Close
End Sub
 
 
' ----------------------------------------------------
' This is a delay function I got from the Internet
' This example uses this function to provide a 
' delay that simulates some real work being done.
' ----------------------------------------------------
Private Sub wait_function(secs)
  Dim enter_time, leave_time
  enter_time = Timer
  leave_time = Timer
  While (enter_time + secs > leave_time)
    leave_time = Timer
  Wend
End Sub

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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 24364292
Couldn't you just add a

   MsgBox "Done"

to the end of your script?
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by:pain995
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kaufmed:
The problem with that is if nothing visually shows that it is actually doing something when there is a lot of profiles etc being deleted and the extended time it takes to complete they asume maybe its not working and just attempt to run it again.

Testing solutions provided in a just a bit

Thanks
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