So ya need to see what patches are applied to a few remote systems? Here’s a quick method using a VB script to do just that. The first batch file is just to get Script Zombie to execute the VBScript using cscript.
@echo off echo. echo -Patch History for (%1) echo. cscript scripts\helpers\patchHistory.vbs %1
‘Get passed hostname from Script Zombie remoteSystem = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
Set objSession = CreateObject(“Microsoft.Update.Session”, remoteSystem) Set objSearcher = objSession.CreateUpdateSearcher intHistoryCount = objSearcher.GetTotalHistoryCount Set colHistory = objSearcher.QueryHistory(1, intHistoryCount)
For Each objEntry in colHistory Wscript.Echo “Operation: ” & objEntry.Operation Wscript.Echo “Result code: ” & objEntry.ResultCode Wscript.Echo “Date: ” & objEntry.Date Wscript.Echo “Title: ” & objEntry.Title Wscript.Echo “Description: ” & objEntry.Description Wscript.Echo “Client application ID: ” & objEntry.ClientApplicationID Wscript.Echo “Server selection: ” & objEntry.ServerSelection Wscript.Echo “Service ID: ” & objEntry.ServiceID i = 1 For Each strStep in objEntry.UninstallationSteps Wscript.Echo i & ” — ” & strStep i = i + 1 Next Wscript.Echo “Uninstallation notes: ” & objEntry.UninstallationNotes Wscript.Echo “Support URL: ” & objEntry.SupportURL Wscript.Echo Next
After working on this script I realized it probably would be a good idea to have Script Zombie watch for a .VBS extension on a script. If one is found run “cscript c:\path\scriptname.vbs”. That way there would be no need for a helper .cmd file to run “cscript” and pass the hostname.