Cut-and-Paste Forefront TMG Administration Functions

These VBScript functions and code examples have general practicality. Using a cut-and-paste operation, you can place these code examples in your scripts.

Getting the Array

The following code automatically inserts the name of the current array object in the input box. You can also type the name of a different array object. If the input box is left empty, it is the equivalent of clicking Cancel.

set root = WScript.CreateObject("FPC.Root")
Set objArrays = root.Arrays
strArrayName = InputBox("Please enter the array name, or <ENTER> for the containing array:",,root.GetContainingArray.Name)
If strArrayName = "" Then
    'Cancel option. Note that this should read "Exit Function" if used in a function.
    Exit Sub
    On Error Resume Next
    Set objArray = objArrays(strArrayName)
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        WScript.Echo "The specified array was not found"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    On Error GoTo 0
End If


This function is useful for checking if an object exists before your script adds it. For example, if you try to add a rule called My Rule, and there already is such a rule, this function will allow you to handle that situation, rather than having the script terminate with an error.

Note  This function checks for the existence of an item based on the Name property only.

Private Function Item_Exists(oCollection , sItemName) 
'This function returns True if the item exists in the given collection, False if it does not exist
 Dim oItem  'Object
    Item_Exists = False
    For Each oItem In oCollection
        If oItem.Name = sItemName Then
            Item_Exists = True
            Exit Function
        End If
End Function

The following is an example of how you would call the function. This example adds a new network rule, unless it exists already.

'The next line means - if Item_Exists does not return True, meaning the item does not exist, then...
If not Item_Exists(collNetworkRules, "New VPN Network Rule") Then
    Set oNetworkRule = collNetworkRules.Add("New VPN Network Rule")
    wscript.echo "New VPN Network Rule already exists" 
End If

Error Handling

This subroutine tells you if an error was encountered during script execution. To use this subroutine, include the following statement at the beginning of the main script.

On Error Resume Next

Then call the subroutine wherever an error is likely, using the following statement.


The following is the CheckError subroutine.

Private Sub CheckError()
'Display error information.
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        WScript.Echo  "An error occurred: " & Hex(Err.Number) & " " & Err.Description
    End If
End Sub



Build date: 7/12/2010