Posted on: 10/12/2015 Posted by: Jason Comments: 0

It took me a while to arrive at the final script here. I tried various different methods for automating this task but found this one to be the most effective. I was able to test this by running the script as a Windows scheduled task on my WhatsUp® Gold server and found it to be successful multiple days in a row now. This is PowerShell code which can be used as a Windows Scheduled task, I have a sample task .XML file included below as well. Note: This will only work with WUG 2016 and below!

$ErrorActionPreference = "Continue" Clear-Variable * #***Configuration $username = "admin" #Username to login to web interface $password = "Password1" #Password for the above user $nDeviceGroupID = "2" #Device group ID of group you want to refresh devices in #This can be grabbed through SQL by using select * from devicegroup $url = "http://localhost/NmConsole/Workspace/HomeWorkspace/HomeWorkspace.asp?sUsername=$username&sPassword=$password" #URL for web interface #***End Configuration $ErrorActionPreference = "Continue" $ie = New-Object -com InternetExplorer.Application $IEpid = (Get-Process -Name iexplore).Id Write-Host $pid $ie.visible=$false $ie.navigate("$url") while($ie.ReadyState -ne 4) {start-sleep 2} start-sleep 5 $timestamp = [int64](([datetime]::UtcNow)-(get-date "1/1/1970")).TotalSeconds $url = 'http://localhost/NmConsole/$Nm/Core/Form-AspForms/inc/OpenJsDialog.asp?url=%2FNmConsole%2FWhatsConnected%2FDlgLayer2Rediscover%2FDlgLayer2Rediscover.asp&inParams={%22nGroupID%22:%22'+$nDeviceGroupID+'%22,%22nDeviceIDs%22:[]}&timestamp='+$timestamp+' HTTP/1.1' $ie.navigate("$url") while($ie.ReadyState -ne 4) {start-sleep -m 100} start-sleep 5 $Complete = '' $count = 0 while($count -le 6) {$Complete = $ie.document.getElementById("textDiscoveryStatus").value $Devices = $ie.document.getElementById("textDeviceCount").value start-sleep -Seconds 10 $count = $count + 1} $Devices | Out-File C:rediscoverdevices.txt $ie.quit() taskkill /PID $pid /F

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