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Resolve UninstallString from Partial DisplayName

I want to automate the removal of an application using a query to the registry using Visual Basic Script (VBS) to get the Uninstall string (the command that would be executed if you went into Control Panel Add/Remove and Un-installed a specific application). I have...

Password Obfuscation in VBS Admin Scripts

Sometimes you may want to authenticate to a remote share and do some admin task like create a zipped backup file on your local computer. The problem with the following script fragment is that the raw VBS file contains a plain text password. So how do you hide the...


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