Scripting Question

Finding PST and creating a report for both x86 and x64

06/01/2017 699 views


Kace script


 I have a VBS script that will create a folder on the c drive to place the results of the search. However its not working in windows x64. I want it to run in both OSs. Also if there is a easier way to create the report.

I run the script to place the results in the folder, then run force update to pull the TXT file , then run a report .


strComputer = "."
on error resume next
set wshnetwork=createobject("wscript.network")
set wshnetwork=nothing
Const OverwriteExisting = True

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from CIM_DataFile Where Extension = 'pst' AND (Drive = 'C:' OR Drive = 'H:' or drive'w:')")

If colFiles.Count = 0 Then
End If

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder("C:\kbox")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile("c:\kbox\pstfiles.txt" , True)

For Each objFile in colFiles
    objTextFile.Write(objFile.Drive & objFile.Path & "")
    objTextFile.Write(objFile.FileName & "." & objFile.Extension & ", Size ")
    objTextFile.Write(objFile.FileSize /1024 & "kb" & vbCrLf)



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  • I think your issue is actually due to not running script in the right architecture. Since it works in 32 bit and not in 64 bit, you will need to run the 32bit cscript bit from here:

    Try running this batch in your remediation step:
    @echo off
    If exist C:\windows\sysWOW64\cscript.exe (
    Echo 64 bit OS... Going to Success
    Exit /b 0
    ) else (
    Echo 32 bit OS... Going to Failure
    Exit /b 1

    Run from here C:\windows\sysWOW64\cscript.exe

    Run From here C:\windows\system32\cscript.exe
  • Script comes back with no errors. but has this under a user results
    Running as: afisher
    File does not exist: c:\kbox\pstfiles.txt
    Creating process returned non-zero: C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe C:\ProgramData\Dell\KACE\user\tmp\5r5fu9iw\packages\kbots\924/FindOutlookpst.vbs: (0) The operation completed successfully.
    Error Code: 0
    Status Code: 1
  • It's not putting the VBS in the package area. so the program can't run.
  • Some 64bit OS has the package will other don't. Don't understand why same agent version
  • Try changing the forward slash to a backslash: /FindOutlookpst.vbs
    • its that way. it works on some 64 but not others.
    • its that way. it works on some 64 but not others.
  • How about powershell?
    get-childitem C:,H:,W: *.PST -recurse -erroraction SilentlyContinue | Select fullname, @{n='Size_MB';e={ "{00:N2}" -f (($_.length) / 1MB) }} | Format-Table -HideTableHeaders |Out-File c:\kbox\pstfiles.txt -force
    • what if the c:\box is not there getting an error. can you create the file and folder
  • You could put this before it:
    If (-not(test-path C:\kbox)) {mkdir C:\kbox}

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