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Disk Space Usage for list of server shares

Hello Fellow Experts,

I'm looking for a VB script that will display Disk usage stats from a text file with a list of \\server\shares with the usage column color coded. Red, Yellow or Green based on usage percentage. Red = 90% - 100%, Yellow = 70% - 89%, Green = Below 69%

Here's the layout that I would like.

Server share, Usage (how much space is used in percentage), Total Drive Space, Used Drive Space,  Free Space.

I would like this to export to csv or txt file.  

Thanks in advance!!!!
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Bill Prew

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bill Prew

Hmmm, there isn't anyway to include field color information in a CSV file.  What were you thinking in that regard?


Use wmi to access the remote servers to get the storage information the presentation is completely up to you.



isolating to the shares, you may have to get a list of the shares to see on which drives they are and then compare the remaining space on those.

The other option is to define. The shares within the file server manager with quotas and then use the quota settings to generate event log events for warning.

@Billprew - I was thinking to export the csv/txt into excel to get the colors for that usage column. See image.

@Arnold - Thanks ...  I'll look at those links.
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Note the share is actually in most cases represents the available space on the drive on which it resides.  With the newer windows 2003 R2 and higher, there is a way to set a per share quota in terms of the total size of the space allocated to the share and then a per user quota as well.

The other option using WMI you might be able to query a local system that has the shares mapped.
The distinction deals with the "drive type."
Bill Prew

I'll take a shot at this.  Here's a VBS script that should be close.  Create a list of the shares to report on in a text file.  Edit the constants near the top of the script as needed.

' Define constants
Const cSharesFile = "c:\temp\EE26608584\shares.txt"
Const cExcelFile = "c:\temp\EE26608584\usage.xlsx"
Const cHeaders = "Server Share;Usage;Total Space;Used Space;Free Space"
Const cExcel7 = 51
' Read list of shares into arrary
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")
Set objSharesFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(cSharesFile, 1)
arrPaths = Split(objSharesFile.ReadAll, vbNewLine)
' Start Excel, create a new worksheet
Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
objExcel.Visible = False
Set objSheet = objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(1)
' Initialize row and column indexes
intCol = 1
intRow = 1
' Write header row
For Each strHeader In Split(cHeaders, ";")
   objSheet.Cells(intRow, intCol).Value = strHeader
   intCol = intCol + 1
' Process each share
For Each strPath in arrPaths
   If strPath <> "" Then
      intRow = intRow + 1
      arrTokens = Split(strPath, "\")
      strShare = arrTokens(UBound(arrTokens))
      strServer = arrTokens(UBound(arrTokens) - 1)
      strFull = "" 
      numSize = ""
      numFree = ""
      ' Enumerate share
      Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strServer & "\root\cimv2")
      Set colShares = objWMI.ExecQuery("Select Path from Win32_Share where name = '" & strShare & "'")
      ' Get drive share is on
      For Each objShare In colShares
         strFull = objShare.Path
         strDrive = Split(objShare.Path, ":")(0)
         Exit For
      ' Get space info for drive
      Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strServer & "\root\cimv2")
      Set colItems = objWMI.ExecQuery("Select FreeSpace,Size from Win32_LogicalDisk where Name='" & strDrive & ":'")
      For Each objItem in colItems
         numSize = (objItem.Size / 1073741824)
         numFree = (objItem.FreeSpace / 1073741824)
         numUsed = numSize - numFree
         numPercent = numUsed / numSize
         Exit For
      ' Store data in Excel
      objSheet.Cells(intRow, 1).Value = strPath
      objSheet.Cells(intRow, 2).Value = numPercent
      objSheet.Cells(intRow, 3).Value = numSize
      objSheet.Cells(intRow, 4).Value = numUsed
      objSheet.Cells(intRow, 5).Value = numFree
   End If
' Save excel file, close excel
objExcel.DisplayAlerts = False
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs cExcelFile, cExcel7
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Close False
' Wrap up
Set objSheet = Nothing
Set objExcel = Nothing

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@Bilprew - Nice work!! Thanks!! Just a few mods...

a.  Can you format the "Usage" to %
b.  Can you format Total, Used & Free to GB or MB depending on size.
c.  Modify the output filename to include date & time. Ex. 11_12_2010_1:10PM_Usage.xlsx
d.  Add conditional formatting based on Red = 90% to 100% - Yellow = 70% - 89% - Green = 1% to 69%

If you can't get item D, I can do it manually.  Thanks again.

Side note: I'm not a programmer but I was wondering if it's possible to get the same results using an EXE with a customizable refresh rate.  Just a thought.

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Thanks bp ... Genius is an understatement.
Bill Prew

Thanks for the points, and compliment, glad to have provided some useful info for you.