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Run Batch/Program After Waking from Standby

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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 7:23:05 PM

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I'm looking for a way to run a batch or program after a XP machines wakes
from standby. In this case I want to force a VPN to reconnect after the
machine resumes from standby.
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 2:38:31 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

John Steele wrote:

> I'm looking for a way to run a batch or program after a XP
> machines wakes from standby. In this case I want to force a
> VPN to reconnect after the machine resumes from standby.
>
Hi,

You can use the WMI class Win32_PowerManagementEvent to detect a
standby event.

Try the vbscript below and see what you get as result (put it in a
file with .vbs as file extension name).

Win32_PowerManagementEvent WMI class
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wmisdk/wmi/win3...

When you have adjusted the VBScript to your requirements, I suggest you
set it to start as part of the user logon, e.g. by adding a new entry
to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
registry key, and using a launch command something like this:

wscript.exe "C:\Scripts\LaunchAfterStandby.vbs"



A vbscript example (will loop forever until terminated):

'--------------------8<----------------------

Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set colMonitoredEvents = GetObject("winmgmts:")._
ExecNotificationQuery("Select * from Win32_PowerManagementEvent")

Do
Set objLatestEvent = colMonitoredEvents.NextEvent

Select Case objLatestEvent.EventType

Case 4
' Launch Calc
oShell.Run "Calc.exe", 1, False
MsgBox "Entering suspend, Calc started", _
vbInformation + vbSystemModal, "Suspend"

Case 7
' To run a batch file hidden, you can do like this:
'oShell.Run """C:\My scripts\mybatch.bat""", 0, False
' Launch Notepad
oShell.Run "Notepad.exe", 1, False
MsgBox "Resuming from suspend, notepad started", _
vbInformation + vbSystemModal, "Suspend"

Case 11
MsgBox "OEM Event happened, OEMEventCode = " _
& strLatestEvent.OEMEventCode

Case 18
MsgBox "Resume Automatic happened"

End Select
Loop
'--------------------8<----------------------


WSH 5.6 documentation (local help file) can be downloaded from here
if you haven't got it already:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp

--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
May 21, 2011 5:21:59 AM

I know this is old but I need it

how can it be changed so that one can use it when resuming not just from stand-by but also hibernation
!