Any extra info you feel like posting would be *extremely* helpfull as I am not a programmer. I have been reading up on PowerShell but I'm a bit more confortable with traditional WSH.>I know some people are averse to installing .NET and, if that's the case with Anothony, then I doubt there's a viable (free) scripting solution.
I take this back. I forgot you can invoke COM objects from Windows Script Host (WSH) scripts. WSH only requires wscript.exe, not .NET (it predates .NET by a number of years). There are countless COM objects that handle socket communications.
Let me know if you need more info.