Create a System Restore Point with VBscript

Posted On 2013-10-25 by dwirch
Tags: Scripting Tip VBScript Windows Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008
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This handy little VBscript to create a system restore point can be encapsulated in a function, and can save you from yourself.

Lets say you're performing some automated functions on a group of machines.  Some of these operations might be changing/adding/deleting registry files, or making changes to drivers, or even (gasp!) fiddling with key system files.  One way to protect yourself is to perform a backup or image of the machine before starting.

But there is another way.  You can leverage the built-in feature of Windows to create system restore points, which will allow you to back out any changes that might have backfired in your script.  Watch out for line wrap below:

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.CreateRestorePoint("Scripted restore", DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL, BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE)

There you go.  Pretty straightforward, yes?  Hope this helps you out.

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