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VBScript: Screen Resolution


codeRecently a new application we are deploying company wide has a specific display resolution requirement. Here is a simple VBScript to show you how to output this to a text file on the local computer. Of course, you could direct this to a specific drive letter, etc. In this example, we’ve actually added the extra process to find a “Tools” directory we locate on each workstation, typically this is the c:\ partition, but it sometimes is a different drive letter. Enjoy:

' Writes screen resolution to the Tools directory
'
' Written by Jason Olson
' Based on work by Microsoft Script Guy

' Find the tools directory, create it if missing

' Get the available logical drives and load them into an array from WMI
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk Where DriveType = 3") 

For Each objItem In colItems
 fldrx = objItem.DeviceID & "\Tools\"
 set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 if NOT fso.FolderExists(fldrx) Then
    fso.CreateFolder (fldrx)
    fldcx = True
   Exit For
   End If
 Exit For
Next 

' Grab the screen elements
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * From Win32_DisplayConfiguration")

' Write the data to the tools directory

For Each objItem In colItems
 fsa = "Name: " & objItem.DeviceName
 fsb = "Color depth: " & objItem.BitsPerPel
 fsc = "Horizontal resolution: " & objItem.PelsWidth
 fsd = "Vertical resolution: " & objItem.PelsHeight
 fsl = fldrx & "screenresolution.txt"
 set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 set f = fso.OpenTextFile(fsl, "8", True)
 f.WriteLine(fsa)
 f.WriteLine(fsb)
 f.WriteLine(fsc)
 f.WriteLine(fsd)
 f.Close()
Next
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