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Ntp.vbs - Monitoring NTP using ActiveXperts Network Monitor

ActiveXperts Network Monitor ships with a powerful set of pre-defined checks. Each individual check has a static number of configuration items. To monitor other items, or to combine monitoring items, you can make use of custom VBScript checks.

Most of the built-in checks have a VBScript equivalent, implemented as a Function in a VBScript (.vbs) file. Out-of-the-box, each VBScript function monitors the same items as the built-in check. Feel free to modify a function. The VBScript check can be customized by editing the VBScript function.

To add a new VBScript-based NTP monitoring check, do the following:

To customize the above monitoring check, click on the 'Edit button' next to the 'File selection box'. Notepad will be launched. You can now make changes to the VBScript function(s).

Screenshot of a VBScript NTP check

Ntp.vbs script source code

' ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
' // ActiveXperts Network Monitor  - VBScript based checks
' //  ActiveXperts Software B.V.
' //
' // For more information about ActiveXperts Network Monitor and VBScript, please
' // visit the online ActiveXperts Network Monitor VBScript Guidelines at:
' //    https://www.activexperts.com/support/network-monitor/online/vbscript/
' // 
' ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
'  

Option Explicit
Const  retvalUnknown = 1
Dim    SYSDATA, SYSEXPLANATION  ' Used by Network Monitor, don't change the names


' //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
' // To test a function outside Network Monitor (e.g. using CSCRIPT from the
' // command line), remove the comment character (') in the following 5 lines:
' Dim bResult
' bResult = CheckNtp( "ntp.activexperts-labs.com" )
' WScript.Echo "Return value: [" & bResult & "]"
' WScript.Echo "SYSDATA: [" & SYSDATA & "]"
' WScript.Echo "SYSEXPLANATION: [" & SYSEXPLANATION & "]"
' ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Function CheckNtp( strHost )
' Description: 
'     Query a time server.
'     This function uses the Network Component, an ActiveXperts product.
'     Network Component is automatically licensed when ActiveXperts Network Monitor is purchased
'     For more information about Network Component, see: www.activexperts.com/network-component
' Parameters:
'     1) strHost - Specifies the remote NTP server
' Usage:
'     CheckNtp( "" )
' Sample:
'     CheckNtp( "ntp.activexperts-labs.com" )

    Dim objNtp

    CheckNtp             = retvalUnknown  ' Default return value
    SYSDATA              = ""             ' Not used by this function
    SYSEXPLANATION       = ""             ' Set initial value

    Set objNtp           = CreateObject("ActiveXperts.Ntp")

    objNtp.GetTime strHost 
    If objNtp.LastError <> 0 Then
       CheckNtp          = False
       SYSEXPLANATION    = "Error #" & objNtp.LastError & ": " & objNtp.GetErrorDescription( objNtp.LastError )
       Exit Function
    End If

    CheckNtp             = True
    SYSEXPLANATION       = "NTP server queried, result=" & DateSerial ( objNtp.Year, objNtp.Month, objNtp.Day ) & " " & TimeSerial ( objNtp.Hour, objNtp.Minute, objNtp.Second ) & "; time-difference: "  & objNtp.LocalOffsetSeconds & " seconds"

End Function