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VBScript using admin from another domain and pulling in data from file

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I administer 3 separate domains. I obviously have an admin account on all domain. I wanted to run a script remotely on machines in a domain that I am not currently logged into. I can access the domain via IP and when prompted I can simply enter my info for that domain to access files, PCs, servers etc.
I am new to scripting and already have a script to check what printers are already installed on a remote machine.
The problem is running the script on a remote machine within another domain. I know I can conenct to a server or PC and run it from there but wanted to know if there was a way to run it without doing logging into a machine on that domain.
ALSO... Is there a way to insert/pull computer names or IP addresses into a script and then print out the result to a file? Currently the script only prints to the screen.
Help thanks.
Below is the current script:
strComputer = "remotePCName"

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colPrinters = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_Printer")
     
For Each objPrinter in colPrinters
    If objPrinter.Attributes And 64 Then
        strPrinterType = "Local"
    Else
        strPrinterType = "Network"
    End If
    Wscript.Echo objPrinter.Name & " -- " & strPrinterType
Next
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by:danora
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Hi DLazarus001

You will need to script with a string then use the > and quote where you want the output file saving to

strRun = strinfo >C:\Documents and Settings\inpka\Desktop\Test\New Text Document.txt"
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by:DLazarus001
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Thanks..
How would I pull a list of computer names into the script and have it run for each computer it pulls in?
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danora earned 500 total points
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You can call a txt file with a list of computer names in, i think this site might help you out - http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/29528325/run-script-agains-a-list-of-computers.aspx

The other way to do it would be to run your script against every device in AD, i think this is the easiest option as you can connect directly to the domain and enumerate a list of machines to run the script against.

Hope this helps
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by:DLazarus001
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Thanks but because I am a newbie: how do I run the script against every device in AD?... I guess I would also need to put a loop in this also?
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by:danora
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I have had a quick look around and found this for you.


On Error Resume Next

Dim PCQuery, objConnection, objCommand, objRecordSet
Dim oRootDSE, strDNC

'First get domain information
Set oRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://rootDSE")
strDNC = oRootDSE.get("defaultNamingContext")
' other categories = computer, user, printqueue, group
PCQuery = "<LDAP://" & strDNC & _
     ">;(objectCategory=computer)" & _
       ";distinguishedName,name;subtree"

Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objConnection.Open "Provider=ADsDSOObject;"
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.CommandText = PCQuery
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
    'assign the computer name and distinguished path to variables
    strComputer = objRecordSet.Fields("name")
    strComputerDN = objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName")
    'Put the worker process of your code in here
    '*******************************************
       
   
    '*******************************************
    objrecordset.MoveNext
Loop

objConnection.Close
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by:DLazarus001
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Does this look correct?
On Error Resume Next

Dim PCQuery, objConnection, objCommand, objRecordSet
Dim oRootDSE, strDNC

'First get domain information
Set oRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://rootDSE")
strDNC = oRootDSE.get("defaultNamingContext")
' other categories = computer, user, printqueue, group
PCQuery = "<LDAP://" & strDNC & _
     ">;(objectCategory=computer)" & _
       ";distinguishedName,name;subtree"

Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objConnection.Open "Provider=ADsDSOObject;"
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.CommandText = PCQuery
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
    'assign the computer name and distinguished path to variables
    strComputer = objRecordSet.Fields("name")
    strComputerDN = objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName")
   
'Put the worker process of your code in here
    '*******************************************

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colPrinters = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_Printer")
     
For Each objPrinter in colPrinters
    If objPrinter.Attributes And 64 Then
        strPrinterType = "Local"
    Else
        strPrinterType = "Network"
    End If
Wscript.Echo objPrinter.Name & " -- " & strPrinterType
Next
strRun = strinfo >C:\Documents and Settings\inpka\Desktop\Test\New Text Document.txt"  
   
    '*******************************************
    objrecordset.MoveNext
Loop

objConnection.Close
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by:danora
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Looks pretty good to me, you just need to change the destination of where the output file will be saved :)
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The answer did not completely satisfy the problem. But it help point me in a another direction
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