Tag Archives: vb script

Deploying GreenShot screen capture software with SCCM 2012

GreenshotA colleague of mine asked if i could make a handy screen capture tool available to our users. I said ‘Sure – piece of cake!’. Well it was for the most part, aside from the installer loading the website post install.

I will document how i successfully completed the deployment of this software to users who opted to install it via Software Catalog website. Read more »

Automatically generate description field for computers in Active Directory

Having worked in help-desk roles in the past I know the importance of knowing which user has logged onto which computer. Its simple stuff really, but unless you have 3rd party systems like System Center 2012 (SC12) or client agents, its either hard or time consuming to find out the relation between users and computers. What we needed was an easy way to find out what the last logged on user was for every machine. Read more »

Who hates Java? (how to remove all Java installations on your Network)

My colleague who is rightly paranoid about security has a dislike for the buggy software from Java, so one day he shoots me off a link to a forum where he found a VB script to remove ALL versions of java from a PC. Fantastic i thought, now we just have to put it in our environment!

Here is the forum from where we got a VB script from:
http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/tm.asp?m=29809

So they guys on the forum post did all the hard work, all I did was apply it to our situation. Here is what we wanted to achieve:

  • Run the script on every PC (client) in our network – we didnt have alot of users that actually required Java so we decided to remove everything, and only install it (in a managed way) to the users that required it.
  • Make sure the whole script did not run EVERY time the PC was turned on.
  • Output the log files somewhere centrally so we can monitor the uninstall process.
  • Provide a managed Java deployment solution via GroupPolicy

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