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Posted on 2010-09-01
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hi, id like a powershell script to open a location

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when run the folder c:\data\test\%hostname%\tools    opens  much like if there was a shortcut to it


power shell preffered VB ok
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use Invoke-item:invoke-item c:\data\test\%hostname%\tools
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to get %hostname% (envirnemtn variable) use the following:$hostname = $Env:hostnameinvoke-item c:\data\test\%hostname%\tools
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Great works perfectly thank you

what would be the vb equivilant?  just out of interest?  you get the points anyway
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in vb script:


Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
hostname = objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%hostname%")
objShell.Run "explorer c:\data\test\" & hostname & "\tools

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unterminated string constant  when i use that
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i forgot the " in line 3:

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
hostname = objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%hostname%")
objShell.Run "explorer c:\data\test\" & hostname & "\tools"
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