Solved

VBScript Ping opens window for each test - how to stop?

Posted on 2011-09-15
2
492 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Experts,

I've borrowed the great code here:

http://customerfx.com/pages/crmdeveloper/2008/05/19/ping-a-remote-server-using-vbscript.aspx

*Credits to Mr. Ryan Farley





If possible though, I'd like to change the default behaviour of this script.  Each server that gets tested opens a quick command window for the test and just as fast as the test is done - it goes away.

Is there an option to run a script such as this, where there isn't any console/cmd window displayed?
Function Ping(Target)
Dim results

    On Error Resume Next

    Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    
    ' Send 1 echo request, waiting 2 seconds for result 
    Set exec = shell.Exec("ping -n 1 -w 2000 " & Target)
    results = LCase(exec.StdOut.ReadAll)
    
    Ping = (InStr(results, "reply from") > 0)
End Function


If Ping("192.168.1.100") Then
    ' Do something to access the resource
End If

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:usslindstrom
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
brendanmeyer earned 500 total points
ID: 36547257
i would use the script from
http://larsmichelsen.com/vbs/quickie-how-to-ping-a-host-in-vbs-i-got-two-ways/

 
Function Ping(strHost)
    Dim oPing, oRetStatus, bReturn
    Set oPing = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}").ExecQuery("select * from Win32_PingStatus where address='" & strHost & "'")
 
    For Each oRetStatus In oPing
        If IsNull(oRetStatus.StatusCode) Or oRetStatus.StatusCode <> 0 Then
            bReturn = False
 
            ' WScript.Echo "Status code is " & oRetStatus.StatusCode
        Else
            bReturn = True
 
            ' Wscript.Echo "Bytes = " & vbTab & oRetStatus.BufferSize
            ' Wscript.Echo "Time (ms) = " & vbTab & oRetStatus.ResponseTime
            ' Wscript.Echo "TTL (s) = " & vbTab & oRetStatus.ResponseTimeToLive
        End If
        Set oRetStatus = Nothing
    Next
    Set oPing = Nothing
 
    Ping = bReturn
End Function



If Ping("localhos3t") Then
	MsgBox("OK: Host localhost is reachable.")
Else
	MsgBox("ERROR: Can not reach host localhost.")
End If

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:usslindstrom
ID: 36547278
That was exactly what I needed.  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This is pretty cool.  The purpose of this VB Script is to help you document where JAR (Java ARchive) files and specifically java class files are located so that you can address issues seen with a client or that you can speak intelligently with a dev…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question