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Language: VB4/32,VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Apr 8, 2000



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

GetRegisteredUser - Retreive the name of the registered user

Private Declare Function GetVersion Lib "kernel32" () As Long
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

' Return the name of the registered user
' Requires the GetRegistryValue function

Function GetRegisteredUser() As String
    Dim regKey As String
    ' this information is held in a Registry key whose path
    ' depends on the operating system installed
    If GetVersion() >= 0 Then
        ' this is a Windows NT system
        regKey = "Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion"
        ' this is a Win9x system
        regKey = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion"
    End If
    GetRegisteredUser = GetRegistryValue(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, regKey, _
        "RegisteredOwner", "")
End Function

Francesco Balena
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