James Turner

James
Turner

Jim Turner is a domain administrator and applications developer for Computer Sciences Corporation.

Articles
Keep Track of and Plan Your Vacation Time with the Time-Off Planner
As you enter the vacation time you're taking off, this HTML Application (HTA) automatically deducts those hours from your vacation-hours balance. It even color-codes the weeks you're on-call so that you can avoid scheduling time off during those weeks.
How to Easily View the Extended Properties of Files
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista have seven times more file properties than their predecessors. Here's how you can easily select and view the properties you're interested in seeing, no matter whether you're using the newest or an older OS.
Determining the Properties to Include in Predefined Categories
If you want to create custom categories for GetExtendedFilePropertyDetails.hta, here are some tools you can use to determine the extended file properties available on your system.
Using ADO to Access Excel, Part 2
ADO lets you access your spreadsheets as databases that you can query, sort, search, and modify.
Using ADO to Access Excel, Part 1 1
Use a sample VBScript file to see how you can access Excel spreadsheets with ADO, to filter and modify your data.
Creating Context-Sensitive Help Screens for Your HTAs
If you need to provide helpful information in your applications, take a look at how you can use JScript to create a context-sensitive Help pop-up window.
Using setInterval to Overcome an HTA Shortcoming 3
Learn how you can avoid a blank HTA window during startup. All it takes is four simple steps.
Turn On, Tune In, and Disconnect, Part 2
SIDFinderLite.hta is a utility you can run to find and display records in any SID database that UpdateSIDdb.vbs creates.
The Event Log Query Utility - 02 May 2008
This HTML Application lets you query a variety of machines for a variety of event types.
Creating a WMI Moniker: Including the Security Parameter - 02 May 2008
To include a Security parameter in a WMI moniker, you need to include a security settings component. Here's how.
Turn On, Tune In, and Disconnect, Part 1
Maintaining a SID database can come in handy when you need to retrieve a user's or group's ID but you have only a SID.
Function Creates Multidimensional Arrays from Delimited Text Files
You don’t have to write a separate routine for text-based processes to arrange data into a usable form—use this VBScript script to create a multidimensional array of the data to reference it by rows and columns like a database.
Are Your Event Logs Recoverable and Viewable? - 21 Mar 2008
EventLogBackupAndCopy.vbs and EventLogBackup.vbs can help ensure that your event-log backups are recoverable and viewable in the event of a security breach or virus outbreak.
Are Your Event Logs Recoverable and Viewable? - 12 Mar 2008
EventLogBackupAndCopy.vbs and EventLogBackup.vbs can help ensure that your event-log backups are recoverable and viewable in the event of a security breach or virus outbreak.
Using Date-Related Attributes in Saved Queries 3
By using Account Expiration date, Password Last Set date, and Account Created date—in your LDAP queries, you can search AD to find users with expired or about-to-expire passwords and other valuable date-related user and account information.
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