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Flash Drive Tracker?

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hi all i work at my university installing and updating software between buildings. i carry all these programs on my jumpdrive and have made a autoit sript that does all this for me. Just plug in and go. I often leave my jumpdrive in computers and walk away and lose them. I have lost so many that i no longer buy anything bigger the 512, because its almost guaranteed to get lost somehow. Before I go and make one, I was wondering if anyone knew of a script that would gather the computer name, ip address and time and then save it to a file. I want to make it autorun on my jumpdrive, so when I plug it will run that script then ftp it. This way if I lose it I can check my ftp and see when the last time it was used was, and maybe have a hope of finding it.

Thanks in advance


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Hi.

[i tend to spoil tens of pen drives when I install software from these media]

Where do you work -- I mean: Where can I personally get my free pendrive from your work? :)

kidding....

Some approaches:

1.) working in such an environment you do, you should run installations from a network resource rather than a pen drive!

2.) get a pen drive you can put to your key ring; get a long roap fixed to your belt, or simmilar

3.) put an Autoit script autorunning from your pen drive, that will put a box somewhere on your screen "Don't forget your pendrive!!"

Regards, Rudi.


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Hi.

[i tend to spoil tens of pen drives when I install software from these media]

Where do you work -- I mean: Where can I personally get my free pendrive from your work? :)

kidding....

Some approaches:

1.) working in such an environment you do, you should run installations from a network resource rather than a pen drive!

2.) get a pen drive you can put to your key ring; get a long roap fixed to your belt, or simmilar

3.) put an Autoit script autorunning from your pen drive, that will put a box somewhere on your screen "Don't forget your pendrive!!"

Regards, Rudi.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

If you have FTP access why are you carrying a pen drive around?

Have you tried a fileopen of the file on the network, then a filewriteline of the @ipaddress and other information?

Edited by Distrophy

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Well I think it's because he doesn't want to dowload hundreds of megs software on every computer he updates


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Do the computers that you service even support autorun? This may require a manual launch.

It might be easier to fasten a lanyard between your thumbdrive and your neck. Something about three metes in length... :)

If Not FileExists(@ScriptDir & "myfile.txt") Then $file = FileOpen("myfile.txt", 8)
$IPAddy = @IPAddress1
    If $IPAddy = "127.0.0.1" Then 
        $IPAddy = @IPAddress2 
            If $IPAddy = "0.0.0.0" Then 
                $IPAddy = @IPAddress3 
                    If $IPAddy = "0.0.0.0" Then 
                        $IPAddy = @IPAddress4 
                            If $IPAddy = "0.0.0.0" Then $IPAddy = "No Connection" 
                    EndIf
            EndIf
    EndIf
$Now = @HOUR &":"& @MIN &":"& @SEC & Chr(32) & @MDAY & "/" & @MON & "/" & @YDAY
$LocalInfo = @ComputerName & Chr(32) & $IPAddy & Chr(32) & $Now
FileWriteLine ("myfile.txt", $LocalInfo)
FileClose("myfile.txt")

You could use DOS to FTP the output or just place the output on an existing share.

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We have the same hassle with students at schools. To get around this, install a background looping script that counts the number of removeable drives present every 5 seconds or so and prompt the person to remove/take it every now and then when the number changes up from the default (initial) value. Also re-prompt the user as a part of the logoff script. Since installed on the network, no-one has left a pen drive (or floppy/CD) behind.

Look at the first element in the return array from DriveGetDrive ( "REMOVABLE" ).

Regards,

Saddle (In the land of Oz)

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