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How to access another computer in VB?

Nene19
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Hello.  I need to access a lot of other computers in my program and right now the only way I know is to map their hard drive in my computer but I DON't WANT that because I can only map until drive Z.  Is there another way?
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Be more specific about what you want to be doing.  I've done programs before that go out and change registry settings on network computers before, but that sounds different.  Do you just want to see them and their shared direcotries, or what ?

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SUSDASH, How can I code this in VB?

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What I really need to do is to make a code that copies files to various computers in our network.  
\\<MachineName>\<Directoryname>\<filename> is okay to access the file I want but how can I code this?

Thank you.

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I have have VB code to map/unmap drives from other computers.

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Nene19,

If all you want to do is copy filies from say your computer to a network server or a computer on the network, you'd use code similar to the code below to do it :


  Dim SourceFile, DestinationFile   ' Define Variables  
  SourceFile = "C:\ReadMe.txt"   ' Define source file name.
  DestinationFile = "\\NT_Server\SharedDir\ReadMe.txt"   ' Define target file name.
  FileCopy SourceFile, DestinationFile   ' Copy source to target.


You can write a routine that will go through a loop and tell you what all the names of the computers on the network are and the total number of computers on the network, but that's a whole different story.   =)

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What if I want to copy file to another workstation in the network?  How will I do that?
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