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Need local computer description to populate in AD during logon RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hello, 

    I found a bunch of scripts that populate AD with model, serial, manufacture and user name among other items. however i just need the computer description on local PC to populate in AD. the scripts below populates info in AD but not what i need and unfortunately i am no scripting guru. Any assistance is greatly appricated. Script needs to work wioth both Win7 Pro & Win10 Pro

    Script 1

    Set objADSystemInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Set objLDAPComp = GetObject("LDAP://" & objADSystemInfo.ComputerName)

    objLDAPComp.Description = objADSystemInfo.UserName
    objLDAPComp.SetInfo

    Output = MyLastName,OU=Governance,OU=IT,DC=bxgcorp,DC=com

    Script 2

    sn = GetSerialNumber
    UpdateDescription(sn)
    Function GetSerialNumber
            strComputer = "."
            Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
                & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
            Set colBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
                ("Select * from Win32_BIOS")
            For each objBIOS in colBIOS
                    GetSerialNumber = objBIOS.SerialNumber
            Next
    End Function
    Sub UpdateDescription(strDescription)
            Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
            Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & objSysInfo.UserName)
            Set objComputer = GetObject("LDAP://" & objSysInfo.ComputerName)
            objComputer.Description = objUser.CN & " " & strDescription
            objComputer.SetInfo
    End Sub

    Output = Full user name and serial number

    • Changed type Bill_Stewart Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:01 PM
    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:02 PM This is not "scripts on demand"
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:21 PM

All replies

  • We would recommend PowerShell. Also, please read this first, from the top of this forum:

    This forum is for scripting questions rather than script requests


    -- Bill Stewart [Bill_Stewart]

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:34 PM
  • Thank you Bill for your response. let me rephrase.

    How do i get the information from the script below to populate in AD

    Get-WMIObject  Win32_OperatingSystem | Select Description

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:53 PM
  • There are numerous scripts in the Gallery that do what you are trying to do.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:13 PM
  • The simple answer is this:

    $computer = 'WS702'
    $description = Get-WMIObject  Win32_OperatingSystem  -computer $computer| Select -expand Description
    Set-AdComputer $computer -Description $description
    

    Start by learning the basics of AD and WMI then do some tutorials on PowerShell.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:26 PM
  • Thank you for your response. Your suggested script error'd out, below are the results 

    PS C:\Windows\system32> $computer = 'WS702'
    $description = Get-WMIObject  Win32_OperatingSystem  -computer $computer| Select -expand Description
    Set-AdComputer $computer -Description $description

    Get-WmiObject : The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)
    At line:2 char:29
    + $description = Get-WMIObject <<<<   Win32_OperatingSystem  -computer $computer| Select -expand Description
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], COMException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMICOMException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand

    The term 'Set-AdComputer' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, v
    erify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:3 char:15
    + Set-AdComputer <<<<  $computer -Description $description
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Set-AdComputer:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:39 PM
  • Well you will have to learn scripting, WMI and AD to continue.  We cannot help you fix your systems or teach you basic PowerShell.  Start by getting a good basic book on Windows technology. Not a user manual but a book that teaches you how Windows is designed.  If you search you will find many resources that will help you learn how to use Widows outside of the GUI.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:52 PM
  • Here is a good book assuming that you first learn Windows.

    https://www.sapien.com/books_training/Windows-PowerShell-4

    There are dozens of other books.  THis one covers basic use of PowerShell 4 and later as well as WMI and AD.

    Here is an online course on YouTube: https://www.sapien.com/books_training/Self-Paced-Training


    \_(ツ)_/

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:55 PM
  • The error is this:

    The RPC server is unavailable.

    This means that the remote computer from which you are trying to retrieve the description is not available. For Get-WmiObject to work, you must be able to connect administratively to it.


    -- Bill Stewart [Bill_Stewart]

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:37 PM