The following example demonstrates how to modify an SMS advertisement object (SMS_Advertisement) so that it either runs at the times it is assigned to run or ignores those times. Either way, because it is assigned, users do not see it unless you select the Allow users to run the program independently of assignments property on the advertisement. The advertisement now runs only after the assigned times and when the assignments are enabled.

This script can be useful if you have an advertisement that you want to force to run at night but do not want users to run during the day. For example, you could create the advertisement with an assignment to run after 7:00 P.M. on the first day and then create a scheduled task to run this script every evening at 7:00 P.M. and to run it again at 5:00 A.M.

When using this script with Task Scheduler, you can remove or comment the WScript.Echo lines.


Dim objAdvertisment
Set objAdvertisment = GetObject( "WinMgmts:root\SMS\site_999:SMS_Advertisement.AdvertisementID='99920000'")
WScript.Echo "Advertisement: " & objAdvertisment.AdvertisementName
WScript.Echo "Assigned Schedule Enabled?: " & objAdvertisment.AssignedScheduleEnabled
If objAdvertisment.AssignedScheduleEnabled=True Then
		WScript.Echo "Was Enabled"
		WScript.Echo "Now Disabled" 
		WScript.Echo "Was Disabled"
		WScript.Echo "Now Enabled"
End If

Compiling the Code

  • Requires Windows 2000 Server SP2 or later.

  • Requires an SMS 2003 Site Server.

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