Remote Activation of SMS Agent on Client
In an SMS enviroment you must have the SMS Agent running on the client or you can’t do anything. In a strickly user enviroment this doesn’t matter since the user can’t turn it off, but if you have a user that has admin rights to his/her machine then they have the power to turn you off. Finding them is simple enough, look at the computers that haven’t sent in an inventory in quite a while, heart beat or other options. The problem is getting that service restarted. Here is a vbscript that will turn the service back on for a number of computers.————————-Const SW_NORMAL = 1’change comps to match the number of computers in your arrayDim Comps(1) Comps(0)=”computer1″Comps(1)=”Computer2″for each strComputer in Comps strCommand = “net start ccmexec”Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _& “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!” _ & strComputer & “rootcimv2”)Set objStartup = objWMIService.Get(“Win32_ProcessStartup”) Set objConfig = objStartup.SpawnInstance_objConfig.ShowWindow = SW_NORMALSet objProcess = objWMIService.Get(“Win32_Process”)intReturn = objProcess.Create (strCommand, Null, objConfig, intProcessID)’remark lines if you don’t want to see the success or failure of the programIf intReturn 0 ThenWscript.Echo “Process could not be created.” & _vbNewLine & “Command line: ” & strCommand & _vbNewLine & “Return value: ” & intReturnElseWscript.Echo “Process created.” & _vbNewLine & “Command line: ” & strCommand & _vbNewLine & “Process ID: ” & intProcessID End IfNext Source for this Post—————————-This is simple but effective. You can run it manually or set it as a Scheduled Task on the server.Remember you must have admin rights on the computer to run this, so we are talking about an local admin account or domain admin.


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