JSI Tip 7975. How can I disable a computer account and prefix its' description with 'DISABLED YYYY/MM/DD '?

Using the Active Directory command-line tools, I have scripted DisAbleComputer.bat to disable a computer account, and to prefix its' description with the 'DISABLED YYYY/MM/DD ' string.

The syntax for using DisAbleComputer.bat is:

\[call\] DisAbleComputer ComputerName

Where ComputerName is the NetBIOS computer name of the computer you wish to disable.

NOTE: DisAbleComputer.bat uses Univdate.bat, which must be placed in a folder that is in your PATH.

DisAbleComputer.bat contains:

@echo off
if \{%1\}==\{\} @echo Syntax: \[call\] DisAbleComputer ComputerName&goto :EOF
set comp=%1
for /f "Tokens=*" %%d in ('dsquery computer -name %comp% -O DN') do (
 set DN=%%d
if defined DN goto getdesc
@echo Syntax: DisAbleComputer - %comp% NOT found.
goto :EOF
for /f "Skip=1 Tokens=*" %%d in ('dsget computer %DN% -desc^|findstr /v /c:"dsget succeeded"') do (
 set desc=%%d###
set desc=%desc:  ###=%
for /f "Skip=1 Tokens=*" %%d in ('dsget computer %DN% -disabled^|findstr /v /c:"dsget succeeded"') do (
 set dis=%%d
if /i "%dis:~0,2%" EQU "no" goto getdate
@echo Syntax: DisAbleComputer - %comp% previously disabled.
goto :EOF
call UnivDate
set /a yy=10000%yy%%%10000
set /a mm=100%mm%%%100
set /a dd=100%dd%%%100
if %mm% LSS 10 set mm=0%mm%
if %dd% LSS 10 set dd=0%dd%
if %yy% LSS 1000 set yy=20%yy%
for /f "Tokens=*" %%d in ('dsmod computer %DN% -disabled yes -desc "DISABLED %yy%/%mm%/%dd% %desc%"') do (
set success=%%d
if /i "%success:~0,16%" EQU "dsmod succeeded:" goto finish
@echo Syntax: DisAbleComputer - %comp% failed to update?
goto :EOF

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