Report Workstation Uptime in a CSV using Active Directory and VBS

Have you ever been left wondering which computers on your domain have been neglected by their user and not restarted in forever? This is a question that come up in my office every once and a while. One of the easiest ways to solve this problem is to ask WMI for when the computer was last restarted and subtract it from the current time. Also, while asking WMI questions you might as well ask which user is currently logged on the PC that way you know who to blame. This is exactly what the following script does for your domain. It grabs the list of workstations from the domain then queries WMI for the last time the computer is restarted and does some conversion and math and makes you an nice CSV that you can play with.

Script Configuration
Before running this script there is some minor configuration that must be done so it can communicate with your Active Directory setup.

  1. Find objConnection.Open “Active Directory Server” change Active Directory Server to the name of your Domain Controller
  2. Find objCommand.CommandText = _
    “Select Name, Location from ‘LDAP://OU=Workstations,DC=west,DC=domain,DC=edu’ ” _
    & “Where objectClass=’computer'”
    change subdomain, domain, and suffix to the name of your domain i.e. west domain edu (respectively)
  3. Find GetUptime objRecordSet.Fields(“Name”).Value, “C:\uptime.csv” and change C:\uptime.csv to the location where you want the file saved. Be sure to save it with the extension CSV

Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objCommand =   CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Server" 

Set objCOmmand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
objCommand.CommandText = _
    "Select Name, Location from 'OU=Workstations,DC=west,DC=domain,DC=edu' " _
        & "Where objectClass='computer'"  
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000
objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE 
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
	GetUptime objRecordSet.Fields("Name").Value, "C:\uptime.csv"

Sub GetUptime(strComputer, strFilename)
	On Error Resume Next
	Set StdOut = WScript.StdOut
	Set objFSO = CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")
	Set logStream = objFSO.opentextfile(strFilename, 8, True)
	Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
	If Err.Number Then
	      logStream.writeline(strComputer & ",Offline")
		Set objWMIService = GetObject _
			("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
		Set colOperatingSystems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
			("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")
		For Each objOS in colOperatingSystems
			dtmBootup = objOS.LastBootUpTime
			dtmLastBootupTime = WMIDateStringToDate(dtmBootup)
			dtmSystemUptime = DateDiff("h", dtmLastBootUpTime, Now()) 
		Set objWMIService = GetObject _
			("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
		Set colComputerSys = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
			("Select UserName from Win32_ComputerSystem")
		For Each objCS in colComputerSys
			username = objCS.UserName
			logStream.writeline(strComputer & ",Online," & dtmSystemUptime & "," & dtmLastBootupTime & "," & username) 
	End If
End Sub
Function WMIDateStringToDate(dtmBootup)
    WMIDateStringToDate = CDate(Mid(dtmBootup, 5, 2) & "/" & _
         Mid(dtmBootup, 7, 2) & "/" & Left(dtmBootup, 4) _
         & " " & Mid (dtmBootup, 9, 2) & ":" & _
         Mid(dtmBootup, 11, 2) & ":" & Mid(dtmBootup, _
         13, 2))
End Function