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Attachments-wmi.vbs

By The Scripting Guys, Microsoft Corporation

This script turns off or on attachment restrictions for Outlook Express by editing the registry, using the WMI System Registry provider. It can run against a local or remote computer.

Attachments-wmi.vbs corresponds to Attachments.vbs, one of the scripts that ships with Application Compatibility Testing and Mitigation Guide for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and which are documented in the Appendix. You can download a Windows Installer (.msi) file that installs the Guide and its associated scripts from:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9300BECF-2DEE-4772-ADD9-AD0EAF89C4A7&displaylang=en

To use the script, copy the code, paste it into Notepad, and then save the script as Attachments-wmi.vbs. To run the script, open a command prompt window to the directory of the script and type:

cscript attachments-wmi.vbs

If the default script host on the computer is Cscript.exe, the initial "cscript" may be omitted.

Script Code



'******************************************************************************
'Attachments-wmi.vbs
'Author: Peter Costantini, the Microsoft Scripting Guys
'Date: 8/24/04
'Revision 1.0
'This script edits the registry to turn off or on attachment restrictions
'for Outlook Express. Edit intValue in the SetValue subroutine:
'1 turns restrictions on.
'0 turns restrictions off.
'******************************************************************************

On Error Resume Next

'Global constants and variables
Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
strComputer = "." ' Can be changed to name of remote computer.
g_strKeyPath = "Identities"

'Connect with WMI service and StdRegProv class.
Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
 strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
If Err = 0 Then
  g_strID = GetID
  If IsEmpty(g_strID) Then
    WScript.Echo "ERROR: Unable to obtain default user ID."
  Else
    SetValue
  End If
Else
  WScript.Echo "ERROR: Unable to connect to WMI StdRegProv on " & _
   strComputer & "."
  WScript.Echo "  Error Number:" & Err.Number
  WScript.Echo "  Source:" & Err.Source
  WScript.Echo "  Description:" & Err.Description
End If
Err.Clear

'******************************************************************************

Function GetID

'Local variables
strEntryName1 = "Default User ID"

intReturn = objReg.GetStringValue(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, g_strKeyPath, _
 strEntryName1, strValue)
If intReturn = 0 Then
  GetID = strValue
Else
  GetID = ""
End If

End Function

'******************************************************************************

Sub SetValue

'Local variables
strKeyPath2 = g_strKeyPath & "\" & g_strID & "\Software\Microsoft" & _
 "\Outlook Express\5.0\Mail"
strEntryName2 = "Safe Attachments"
'Edit intValue to turn restrictions on (1) or off (0)
intValue = 0

intReturn = objReg.SetDWORDValue(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath2, _
 strEntryName2, intValue)
If intReturn = 0 Then
  WScript.Echo "Changed value of " & strEntryName2 & " to " & intValue & "."
  If intValue = 0 Then
    WScript.Echo "Turned attachment restrictions off."
  Else
    WScript.Echo "Turned attachment restrictions on."
  End If
Else
  WScript.Echo "ERROR: Unable to change value of " & strEntryName2 & "."
End If

End Sub



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Disclaimer

This sample script is not supported under any Microsoft standard support program or service. The sample script is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. Microsoft further disclaims all implied warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the sample scripts and documentation remains with you. In no event shall Microsoft, its authors, or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the scripts be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the sample scripts or documentation, even if Microsoft has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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