VB script to check the modified date on a specific file, and return a value

Hi all,

I'm using Solarwinds IP Monitor to ensure that a certain file is being copied each day onto a server. Unfortunately IP Monitor does not allow for this functionality out of the box, but it does allow you to run scripts that return an expected value, and set off an alert if this value is not returned.

SO..... I need a vb script to check the modified date on a specific file. if the modifeid date is a week older than the curren systemt date, return a value of 1. otherwise return 0

Can I get a hand from any scrpiting gurus?
nlc_IT_DeptAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

kevin_uCommented:
I believe this is what you wanted.

set fso = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 
set f = fso.GetFile("somefile.txt")
 
if (Now - f.DateLastModified) > 7 then
	WScript.Quit 1
end if
 
WScript.Quit 0

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nlc_IT_DeptAuthor Commented:
That looks very promising! Am I able to put a UNC path into the "set f = fso.GetFile("somefile.txt")" line or does it have to be a local path?
0
nlc_IT_DeptAuthor Commented:
Nevermind, working perfectly! Thanks kindly!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic Classic

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.