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Language: VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Jun 23, 2001

GetSystemInfo - Retrieve system information using Active Directory

' Get system information using Active Directory
'
' Returns True if successfull
'
' Returns the following information in its parameters
'     ComputerName
'     DomainName
'     PDC Name
'     UserName
'
' NOTE: requires a reference to the Active DS Type library

Function GetSystemInfo(ComputerName As String, DomainName As String, _
    PDCName As String, UserName As String) As Boolean
    Dim sysInfo As New ActiveDs.WinNTSystemInfo
    
    On Error Resume Next
    
    ' just move properties into arguments
    ComputerName = sysInfo.ComputerName
    DomainName = sysInfo.DomainName
    PDCName = sysInfo.PDC
    UserName = sysInfo.UserName
    
    ' Return True if everything was OK
    GetSystemInfo = (Err.Number = 0)
    
End Function
Francesco Balena
 
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