WMI scripting template that runs the script against one or more computers selected from a series of checkboxes found in an HTML page. The HTML page also includes text boxes where you can enter a user name and password to be used when connecting to the remote machines. The script itself pings the relevant computer before trying to make a connection.

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Const WbemAuthenticationLevelPktPrivacy = 6

Set objExplorer = WScript.CreateObject _
    ("InternetExplorer.Application", "IE_")

objExplorer.Navigate "file:///C:\Scripts\checkbox.htm"   
objExplorer.ToolBar = 0
objExplorer.StatusBar = 0
objExplorer.Width = 400
objExplorer.Height = 250 
objExplorer.Visible = 1             

Do While (objExplorer.Document.Body.All.OKClicked.Value = "")
    Wscript.Sleep 250                 
Loop 

strUser = objExplorer.Document.Body.All.UserName.Value
strPassword = objExplorer.Document.Body.All.UserPassword.Value
strComputers = objExplorer.Document.Body.All.OKClicked.Value
objExplorer.Quit
Wscript.Sleep 350

If strComputers = "Cancelled" Then
    Wscript.Quit
End If


arrComputers = Split(strComputers, ",")
 
For Each strComputer in arrComputers

    Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    strCommand = "%comspec% /c ping -n 3 -w 1000 " & strComputer & ""
    Set objExecObject = objShell.Exec(strCommand)

    Do While Not objExecObject.StdOut.AtEndOfStream
        strText = objExecObject.StdOut.ReadAll()
        If Instr(strText, "Reply") > 0 Then

            Set objWbemLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
            Set objWMIService = objwbemLocator.ConnectServer _
                (strComputer, strNamespace, strUser, strPassword)
            objWMIService.Security_.authenticationLevel = WbemAuthenticationLevelPktPrivacy


            ' =====================================================================
            ' Insert your code here
            ' =====================================================================

            Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
                ("Select * From Win32_OperatingSystem")
            For Each objItem in ColItems
                Wscript.Echo strComputer & ": " & objItem.Caption
            Next

            ' =====================================================================
            ' End
            ' =====================================================================

        Else
            Wscript.Echo strComputer & " could not be reached."
        End If
    Loop
Next