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How to enable a application upgraded message popup window , when the users logon into their PCs

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Hi

We use Windows 2012 AD and client as XP and windows 7 .I am going to do a software upgrade on our servers. After this upgrade  I want to communicate this  to all users through a popup window when they login into their PC on the next day. When they click OK on the message popup window , the window must disappear

I want to create a vbs script and call through the logon process.

I copied the following on a notepad and changed the file extension to .vbs and , when I double click , it throws with error

MsgBox("Application Server Upgraded")

Please note the server X application was updated on 30/12/13.Please run the X application  from the: Start -All Programs and please do not open any application while the PCs are getting udated.

Please post me the VBS syntax

Many Thanks
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Enter the following code; Replace the section "Put your message here", do not remove the quotes.  Save to a file with a .vbs extension and setup as a login script.

option explicit

dim strMsg

strmsg = "Put Your Message Here"

msgbox strmsg

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by:lianne143
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Will I be able to put a Title Message  above the message. if so please post a  syntax for this.

Many thanks
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Option explicit

dim strMsg, strTitle
strTitle = "Put Your Title Here"
strMsg = "Put Your Message Here"

MsgBox strMsg,vbOKOnly,strTitle

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by:lianne143
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Hi

I copied the above code to a text file and renamed it as AppUpgrade.VBS and when I execute on the desktop it successfully works.

I copied the AppUpgrade.VBS file to the following path. This where the Staff Login script.VBS resides

\\Server-001\NETLOGON\AppUpgrade.vbs

Then: I opened the StaffLogin.vbs and added the following line to this vbs script, so that it would call the: AppUpgrade.vbs , during the logon process.

Wscript \\Server-001\NETLOGON\AppUpgrade.vbs


When I login into any PC,  during the logon process I am getting the following error instead of the Popping the upgrade window to the users.

Windows Script Host

Script:\\Server-001\NETLOGON\StaffLogin.vbs
Line:82
Char:11
Error:Syntax error
Code:800A03EA
Source::Microsoft VBscript Compilation error

Any help much appreciated!
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To call the script from another script you will have to use the wshell object.
Dim wShell

Set wShell = CreateObject("wscript.shell")

wShell.Run "WScript.exe  \\Server-001\NETLOGON\AppUpgrade.vbs"

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Or you can just copy the script to the end of your app-upgrade script.  Just don't copy the option explicit line (this must be the first line of any script if used).
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Hi Mcsween

That worked like a charm :)

Thanks you so much for your help!
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Please don't forget to award points.  Thanks!
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Will I be able to alert you in my future posts.
Many thanks and your points awarded :)
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