VBScript: Monitor Processes and Restart if Necessary

This may only be useful for wscript.exe so it may not have universal appeal but I’ll list it anyway. The first script is to be inserted at the top of the wscript file you’d like to monitor. The second file is to be run as a scheduled task. SQL Server is used to keep track of the PIDs. SQL Server Express is free so you have no excuses! ;)


‘ Author: Chrissy LeMaire
‘ Copyright 2003 NetNerds Consulting Group
‘ Script is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and assumes no liabilities.
‘ Website: http://www.netnerds.net

‘create table WscriptPID (PID int,timestamp smalldatetime default getdate())

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‘ GET PID FOR MONITORING
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Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:\.\root\cimv2”)
strWQL = “Select * from Win32_Process where name = ‘wscript.exe'”
Set colProcesses = objWMIService.ExecQuery(strWQL)
For Each objProcess in colProcesses
If objProcess.ProcessID > MaxPID Then MaxPID = objProcess.ProcessID ‘No MAX in WQL :(
Next
Set colProcesses = Nothing
Set objWMIService = Nothing

Set Conn = CreateObject(“adodb.connection”)
Conn.Open ConnString
strSQL = “insert into WscriptPID (PID) values (” & MaxPID & “)”
Conn.execute strSQL
Conn.Close
Set Conn = Nothing


‘ Author: Chrissy LeMaire
‘ Copyright 2003 NetNerds Consulting Group
‘ Script is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and assumes no liabilities.
‘ Website: http://www.netnerds.net

‘create table WscriptPID (PID int,timestamp smalldatetime default getdate())
ConnString = “Provider=SQLOLEDB; Data Source=LELAND; Initial catalog=WindowsEvents; Trusted_Connection=yes;”

strComputer = “LELAND” ‘Enter your monitoring server name

Set rs = CreateObject(“adodb.recordset”)
strSQL = “select top 1 PID from WscriptPID order by timestamp desc”
rs.Open strSQL,ConnString,1,1
PID = rs(“PID”)
rs.Close
Set rs = Nothing

Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:\.\root\cimv2”)
Set colProcesses = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select * from Win32_Process where ProcessID = ” & PID)
If colProcesses.Count = 0 Then
Set objWMIProcess = GetObject(“winmgmts:” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2:Win32_Process”)
errReturn = objWMIProcess.Create (“wscript.exe C:\scripts\push2servers.vbs”, Null, Null, intProcessID)
Set objWMIProcess = Nothing
End If
Set colProcesses = Nothing
Set objWMIService = Nothing

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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