WMI scripting template which prompts you to enter (via StdIn) the name of the computer you want to run the script against. This script prompts you to enter a user name and password to be used when connecting to the remote machine; it also pings that remote machine before trying to make a connection. The script requires Windows Script Host 5.6 and must be run under Cscript.exe.

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On Error Resume Next

Wscript.StdOut.Write "Please enter the name of the computer you want to connect to: "

strComputer = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine

If strComputer = "" Then
    Wscript.Quit
End If

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

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

        Set objWMIService = GetObject _
            ("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
        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