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Message to remote client based on ip address through VBS script

Hi everyone,
I am a complete novice in VBS and Powershell scripts and I'd like to get some help or advice on a specific situation.
I was assigned to write a VBS script that is supposed to send a pop up with buttons on remote machines based on their IP address not their network paths. Basically, as soon as the recipient receives that message when he or she clicks on "Yes" some kind of an acknowledgement pop up should be sent to the sender advising that alert has been taken into account.

Please the below code that I've started.

"Dim WshShell, BtnCode
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
BtnCode = WshShell.Popup("Merci d'intervenir en urgence au centre d'Arts Plastiques Verdun!", 0+64, "Alerte Verdun", 4 + 48)

Select Case BtnCode
case 6 WScript.Echo "Votre confirmation est envoyée au site", "Alerte Verdun"
case 7 WScript.Echo "Merci de prendre en compte cette alerte!", "Alerte Verdun"
case -1 WScript.Echo "No Response?"

End Select

Thank you very much for your help.

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Hi, grab a copy of PSExec, specify the path to it in this script, and give this a try.



strPSExec = "\\server\share\psexec.exe"
strComputer = InputBox("Enter remote IP:", "Remote IP")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strPSExec = objFSO.GetFile(strPSExec).ShortPath
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
If Ping(strComputer) = True Then
	If objFSO.FolderExists("\\" & strComputer & "\C$") = True Then
		strScriptFile = "\\" & strComputer & "\C$\Message.vbs"
		On Error Resume Next
		Set objScript = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strScriptFile, True)
		If Err.Number = 0 Then
			On Error GoTo 0
			objScript.WriteLine "Dim WshShell, BtnCode"
			objScript.WriteLine "Set WshShell = CreateObject(""WScript.Shell"")"
			objScript.WriteLine "BtnCode = WshShell.Popup(""Merci d'intervenir en urgence au centre d'Arts Plastiques Verdun!"", 0+64, ""Alerte Verdun"", 4 + 48)"
			objScript.WriteLine "WScript.Quit(BtnCode)"
			strCommand = strPSExec & " -accepteula -i \\" & strComputer & " wscript.exe " & Replace(Replace(strScriptFile, "$", ":"), "\\" & strComputer & "\", "")
			intExitCode = objShell.Run(strCommand, 1, True)
			objFSO.DeleteFile strScriptFile, True
			Select Case intExitCode
				Case 6 WScript.Echo "Votre confirmation est envoyée au site", "Alerte Verdun"
				Case 7 WScript.Echo "Merci de prendre en compte cette alerte!", "Alerte Verdun"
				Case -1 WScript.Echo "No Response?"
			End Select
			WScript.Echo "Unable to create " & strScriptFile & vbCrLf & "Error " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description
			On Error GoTo 0
		End If
		WScript.Echo "Unable to find C$ share on " & strComputer
	End If
	WScript.Echo "Unable to ping " & strComputer
End If

Function Ping(strComputer)
	Dim objShell, boolCode
	Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
	boolCode = objShell.Run("Ping -n 1 -w 300 " & strComputer, 0, True)
	If boolCode = 0 Then
		Ping = True
		Ping = False
	End If
End Function

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Hello Rob,
Thank you very much for that piece of code, I really appreciate it.
However, could you tell which variables I need to replace in order to make it work in my case (ie, IP address, execution paths and so on).

Sorry to bother you.


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Thank you Rob, it went fine.

Cheers :-)
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William Peck

OK sure.  May I ask whether there was anything more I could have done, since you gave a "B" grade?  Generally the Experts here feel that if their solution worked as expected, then it should be given an "A" grade.  Please keep that in mind when grading future questions.