System Restore Scripts

Conducting a System Restore
Creating a System Restore Point
Disabling Full System Restore
Enabling Full System Restore
Getting the Results of the Last System Restore
Setting System Restore Configuration Values
Viewing All Existing Restore Points
Viewing System Restore Configuration Values

Conducting a System Restore


Performs a system restore on a computer using system restore point No. 20. To perform a system restore using a different system restore point, simply change the value of the constant RESTORE_POINT.
Const RESTORE_POINT = 20
 
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.Restore(RESTORE_POINT)
Wscript.Echo errResults

Creating a System Restore Point


Creates a new system restore point on a computer, specifying that the restore point was created prior to installing a new device driver.
CONST DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL = 10
CONST BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE = 100
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.CreateRestorePoint _
    ("Scripted restore", DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL, BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE)
Wscript.Echo errResults

Disabling Full System Restore


Disables system restore on a computer. This is equivalent to selecting the checkbox Turn off System Restore (found by right-clicking My Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking on the System Restore tab in the resulting dialog box).
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.Disable("")
Wscript.Echo errResults

Enabling Full System Restore


Enables system restore on a computer. This is equivalent to clearing the checkbox Turn off System Restore (found by right-clicking My Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking on the System Restore tab in the resulting dialog box).
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.Enable("")
Wscript.Echo errResults

Getting the Results of the Last System Restore


Returns the results (failed, succeeded, interrupted) of the last system restore performed on a computer.
strComputer = "."
 
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestore")
errResults = objItem.GetLastRestoreStatus()
 
Select Case errResults
    Case 0 strRestoreStatus = "The last restore failed."
    Case 1 strRestoreStatus = "The last restore was successful."
    Case 2 strRestoreStatus = "The last restore was interrupted."
End Select
 
Wscript.Echo strRestoreStatus

Setting System Restore Configuration Values


Const GLOBAL_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS = 100000 Const LIFE_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS = 8000000 Const SESSION_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS = 500000 strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default") Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestoreConfig='SR'") objItem.DiskPercent = 10 objItem.RPGlobalInterval = GLOBAL_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS objItem.RPLifeInterval = LIFE_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS objItem.RPSessionInterval = SESSION_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS objItem.Put_
Const GLOBAL_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS = 100000
Const LIFE_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS = 8000000
Const SESSION_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS = 500000
 
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set objItem = objWMIService.Get("SystemRestoreConfig='SR'")
objItem.DiskPercent = 10
objItem.RPGlobalInterval = GLOBAL_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS
objItem.RPLifeInterval = LIFE_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS
objItem.RPSessionInterval = SESSION_INTERVAL_IN_SECONDS
objItem.Put_

Viewing All Existing Restore Points


Returns a list of all system restore points stored on a computer, as well as detailed information about each of those restore points.
Set dtmConvertedDate = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemDateTime")
 
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from SystemRestore")
If colItems.Count = 0 Then
    WScript.Echo "No restore point in system."
Else
    For Each objItem in colItems
        Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Description
        Wscript.Echo "Number: " & objItem.SequenceNumber
        Select Case objItem.RestorePointType
      Case 0 strRestoreType = "Application installation"
            Case 1 strRestoreType = "Application uninstall"
            Case 6 strRestoreType = "Restore"
            Case 7 strRestoreType = "Checkpoint"
            Case 10 strRestoreType = "Device drive installation"
            Case 11 strRestoreType = "First run"
            Case 12 strRestoreType = "Modify settings"
            Case 13 strRestoreType = "Cancelled operation"
            Case 14 strRestoreType = "Backup recovery"
            Case Else strRestoreType = "Unknown"
        End Select
        Wscript.Echo "Restore Point Type: " & strRestoreType
 
        dtmConvertedDate.Value = objItem.CreationTime
        dtmCreationTime = dtmConvertedDate.GetVarDate
        Wscript.Echo "Time: " & dtmCreationTime
 
    Next
End If

Viewing System Restore Configuration Values


Displays the current system restore configuration settings on a computer.
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from SystemRestoreConfig")
For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Disk Percent: " & objItem.DiskPercent
    Wscript.Echo "Global Interval (in seconds): " & objItem.RPGlobalInterval 
    Wscript.Echo "Life Interval (in seconds): " & objItem.RPLifeInterval
    If objItem.RPSessionInterval = 0 Then
        Wscript.Echo "Session Interval: Feature not enabled." 
    Else
        Wscript.Echo "Session Interval (in seconds): " & _
            objItem.RPSessionInterval
    End If
Next