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How to run multiple VBS scripts in sequential order via k1000 scripting

04/15/2013 5893 views


I have about 4 scripts I need to run in sequential order to my users when they are logged off at night. It is too much to do in 1 big VBS so I broke it up into 4 smaller ones. Most of them are software installs/uninstalls + regfixes and DLLs. Is there a way to do this in 1 job in k1000 scripting where it calls the VBS in sequential order when the previous is complete?

Earlier I had it so the last command in my VBS would call the next VBS but it was sloppy and I did not like it. Not to mention it did not work when the user was logged off.

As I am typing this I figured it may be possible to do this by making batch files that call each VBS?

thanks for any help!


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Since you are doing this at night just set the time for the script to execute about 15 minutes apart.

Answered 04/15/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

  • that's what i was trying to avoid just for organization reasons.
  • You can do what dugullett recommends. With each job as it completes, place a small txt file in like c:\windows\temp and have the next job look to see if this file exists.
  • i like this idea....will be testing soon. Do you think I should include that in the VBS itself or make it a remediation
    • would be better as a remediation, you know the job completed. Also if the chain breaks, you can tell by what files are there where it broke.
  • not seeing an option in remediation to create a file? Brain fart, what am I missing?
    • upload the txt file as a dependency and copy to temp on remidiation.
  • I'm really sorry but im going to need your help here...i uploaded it as a dependency, now what do i choose in the remediation to copy it to the temp directory?
    • launch a program
      directory $(KACE_SYS_DIR)
      file xcopy.exe
      parameters $(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)\step1done.txt c:\windows\temp
  • thx!
    • If you didn't want to upload all the .txt files you can change/create a reg key for the first task on "Remediation Success", and then on the 2nd task "Verify" that reg key exists. So on and so on.....

I have typically used one batch file which uses call each of the vbscripts using the Start /wait command.  This means that it will wait until one is finished and then immediately launched the second one.

Answered 04/15/2013 by: smoothdude11
White Belt

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