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VB script to copy file is no response from PING

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I want a VB script to copy a file if there is no response from an ip address, all I have so far is:

On Error Resume Next

Dim strTarget, strPingResults
strTarget = "10.78.33.253" 'IP address or hostname

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshExec = WshShell.Exec("ping -n 3 -w 2000 " & strTarget) 'send 3 echo requests, waiting 2secs each
strPingResults = LCase(WshExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then
Else
fso.CopyFile "C:\batch\*.eml", "q:\", True
End If
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Question by:Cuteadder
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by:Surone1
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i dont see the scripting.filesystemobject being created, but since it's only one file to copy you should probably use shell or shellexecute
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by:Cuteadder
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ok, sounds good, but I'm not sure about the usage on shell or shellexecute

I'm near enough a beginner on VB scripts
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by:Cuteadder
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I just need to move a file or run a batch file if there is no response on ping

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On Error Resume Next

Dim strTarget, strPingResults
strTarget = "10.78.33.253" 'IP address or hostname

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshExec = WshShell.Exec("ping -n 3 -w 2000 " & strTarget) 'send 3 echo requests, waiting 2secs each
strPingResults = LCase(WshExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then
Else
ObjShell.Exec d:\hello.bat, 0, True
End If
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by:Surone1
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ObjShell.Exec "copy d:\hello.bat d:\destdir", 0, True
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by:Cuteadder
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Its not coming up with an error, it is coming up with a box that I presume is pinging something, but the end result isn't happening - the file is not been copied

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On Error Resume Next

Dim strTarget, strPingResults
strTarget = "10.78.33.253" 'IP address or hostname

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshExec = WshShell.Exec("ping -n 3 -w 2000 " & strTarget) 'send 3 echo requests, waiting 2secs each
strPingResults = LCase(WshExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then
Else
ObjShell.Exec "copy d:\hello.bat d:\destdir", 0, True
End If
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by:Surone1
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Private Sub Form_Load()
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshExec = WshShell.Exec("ping -n 3 -w 2000 " & "www.sr.net") 'send 3 echo requests, waiting 2secs each
strPingResults = LCase(WshExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then
Else
WshShell.Exec "copy C:\batch\*.eml q:\"
End If
End Sub
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by:Surone1
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oops i left my testing url inthere
this gives me a file not found error so it is attempting to copy something
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by:Cuteadder
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Tried the code below, no result and no error message. tried on both a Win7 machine and a 2008 server

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Private Sub Form_Load()
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshExec = WshShell.Exec("ping -n 3 -w 2000 " & "www.yahoo.co.uk") 'send 3 echo requests, waiting 2secs each
strPingResults = LCase(WshExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then
WshShell.Exec "copy c:\new.txt c:\new"
Else
WshShell.Exec "copy c:\new.txt c:\new"
End If
End Sub
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tried it myself got file not found error we are getting there, i gues we will have to call command prompt or supply the path to copy
the following should work:
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WshExec = WshShell.Exec("ping -n 3 -w 2000 " & "www.yahoo.co.uk") 'send 3 echo requests, waiting 2secs each
strPingResults = LCase(WshExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then
WshShell.Exec "c:\windows\system32\xcopy c:\new.txt c:\new\"
Else
WshShell.Exec "c:\windows\system32\xcopy c:\new.txt c:\new"
End If
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by:Cuteadder
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fantastic, thank you very much!
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by:Surone1
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my pleasure
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