Detect that user is on a slow link
Posted on 1997-03-09
I would like to be able to run a command-line utility at the start of my domain logon script to determine whether a user is connected to the network over a slow link ("slow" being a configurable parameter). A value would be returned (via errorlevel?) which would allow me to tailor what else runs from the logon script.
Example: LAN-connected users would download and execute a virus scan program from the server. Users connected by modem would bypass this step, as it might take as long as 20 minutes to complete depending on modem speed and line quality.
It has been suggested before that I use NETSPEED, which comes with SMS, but I have not been able to find sufficient information even in the SMS Resource Kit, to apply it.
I would be grateful for a reference either to some other utility I could use for this function, or for sufficient information to be able to use NETSPEED.