How to check a service is running then install an executable
Posted on 2011-02-22
Hi this is my first question here and I'm new to VBScript as well, so apologies before hand.
I'm trying to build a VBS logon script that will check to see if a particular service is running (e.g wuauserv), then based on the result true/false either continue with the rest of the script or install an .exe file.
Ideally I would like a message box to be displayed informing the user that the exe is installing and it will take a few minutes to complete.
Currently this is done with a batch similar to the below
ECHO Installing so and so this might take a few minutes
SC query wuauserv | find "RUNNING"
IF NOT ERRORLEVEL=1 goto service_OK
OS is Windows XP and 7
Any help will be much appreciated.