Using Scripts instead of Server Management snap-in?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Matthew Hill, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Matthew Hill

    Matthew Hill Guest

    I'm trying to find a way to use scripts (of any kind) to duplicate the functions provided by the 'Server Management' and 'Routing & Remote Access' MMC snap-ins in Small Business Server 2003

    I'm particularly interested in the Synchronize Mail 'Server Management' function and the Connect & Disconnect 'Routing & Remote Access' functions

    I would like to be able to use the scripts from other PCs in the LAN to allow manual control over e-mail and internet connections

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Matthew Hill
     
    Matthew Hill, Apr 5, 2004
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  2. Hi Matthew,

    I think I understand your question, but I'm not sure I understand the depth
    of skill you possess or the level of script background you want presented in
    answering your post.

    I can say that I'm not really aware of details of documentation on this, but
    that the information is out there in the Script Center, and MSDN for API and
    WMI type access to all these services.

    As with all script for administration issues, you have to know how to write
    scripts, write scripts using the resources you are going to call, know what
    the calls are you need, and then know what the backstory is you are trying
    to create. As in, if you wanted to recreate what the Manage Server wizard
    does, even if you had all the skills and resources available, you still
    couldn't do it unless someone provided you with the literal summary of what
    in fact the wizard touches. Otherwise, you don't know what you are trying to
    emulate in your own script.

    Can you clarify where you are on this?


    functions provided by the 'Server Management' and 'Routing & Remote Access'
    MMC snap-ins in Small Business Server 2003.
    function and the Connect & Disconnect 'Routing & Remote Access' functions.
    allow manual control over e-mail and internet connections.
     
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Apr 9, 2004
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  3. Matthew Hill

    Matthew Hill Guest

    Thank you for your reply

    I'm sorry if my previous posting is a little vague. I was meaning being able to use VBScripts to avoid having to open the Server Management console, in essence create shortcuts to commonly used buttons. This would allow me to connect or disconnect a dial-up internet connection and synchronize email all from a workstation

    I have some experience with VBScript and WMI but I am not programming enough these days to tackle this challenge

    Thank you for your time

    Matthew Hil
    MCP
     
    Matthew Hill, Apr 14, 2004
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