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Well, I searched on +alive +computer and got: alive or computer instead of alive and computer. Next, I searched one more time and found myself at the View New Posts page.

What I'm looking for is any info on how to determine if a remote computer is "alive". Simply pinging it is a good start, but I can ping a machine that is plugged into a network cable but still dead otherwise.

Given your choice of any property available through AutoIT Scriptomatic (WMI), which property(s) would you use?

Second, for many of AutoIT Scriptomatic classes, the code that is generated finds more than one target (e.g. network adapters). If I already know which adapter to check how would I change the WQL statement to give me just that one?:

$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter", "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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Well, I searched on +alive +computer and got: alive or computer instead of alive and computer. Next, I searched one more time and found myself at the View New Posts page.

What I'm looking for is any info on how to determine if a remote computer is "alive". Simply pinging it is a good start, but I can ping a machine that is plugged into a network cable but still dead otherwise.

Given your choice of any property available through AutoIT Scriptomatic (WMI), which property(s) would you use?

Second, for many of AutoIT Scriptomatic classes, the code that is generated finds more than one target (e.g. network adapters). If I already know which adapter to check how would I change the WQL statement to give me just that one?:

$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter", "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

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if the computer isn't powered on it won't reply to ping...

1100111 00001011101111 00011101101111 00010111100100 00001111110100 00110111110010 00101101111001 0011100i didn't make up this form of encryption, but i like it.credit to the lvl 6 challenge on arcanum.co.nz

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if the computer isn't powered on it won't reply to ping...

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This one computer happened to have been "powered up" (i.e. the motherboard led was lit), and, therefore, I could ping it, but otherwise it was d-e-a-d. Dell is sending a powersupply and a motherboard to make it better. The point is, that even though I could ping it, it was not in a state to do the subsequent steps in my script.

Maybe if I knew how to get an error back from the AutoIT Scriptomatic code in case it fails....? Right now it just hangs and I have to kill the AIT script in the task manager (ugh).


...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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Second, for many of AutoIT Scriptomatic classes, the code that is generated finds more than one target (e.g. network adapters). If I already know which adapter to check how would I change the WQL statement to give me just that one?:

Here's a valid WQL query:

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery( "SELECT * FROM Win32_NTLogEvent " & "WHERE Logfile = 'Application",,48)

Here's what I tried in AutoIT, which didn't work:

$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter" & "WHERE Caption = "[00000001] Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection", "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

Here's what's actually in the "caption":

[00000001] Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Obviously I didn't know what to do with the ",,48" in the WQL. I also couldn't find any examples at MotherShip.msdn of how to specify "contains". I.E. where $objitem.caption CONTAINS "Intel"...

Clear as mud? ;)


...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Here's what I tried in AutoIT, which didn't work:

This did work. I just moved the test for "Intel" to outside of the WQL statement:

$wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
$colItems = ""
$strComputer = "localhost"

$Output=""
$Output = $Output & "Computer: " & $strComputer  & @CRLF
$Output = $Output & "==========================================" & @CRLF
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter", "WQL", _
                                          $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

If IsObj($colItems) then
   For $objItem In $colItems
       if stringinstr($objItem.Description,"Intel") <> 0 then 
          $Output = $Output & "Description: " & $objItem.Description & @CRLF
          ExitLoop
      endif
    Next
msgbox(1,"Found network card",$Output)
Else
   Msgbox(0,"WMI Output","No WMI Objects Found for class: " & "Win32_NetworkAdapter" )
Endif


Func WMIDateStringToDate($dtmDate)

    Return (StringMid($dtmDate, 5, 2) & "/" & _
    StringMid($dtmDate, 7, 2) & "/" & StringLeft($dtmDate, 4) _
    & " " & StringMid($dtmDate, 9, 2) & ":" & StringMid($dtmDate, 11, 2) & ":" & StringMid($dtmDate,13, 2))
EndFunc
;)

Still curious what you think would be the best property to use to confirm that a remote computer was "alive" and kicking...?

Edited by jefhal

...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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