On Insert/Update get user name

I wish to add an Insert/Update trigger which will place in a Last Updated By column the current user.  My security is set up such that there are SQL Server log ins which are then assigned to dba created SQL Server roles which are given permissions to a database and its tables.  How do I go about doing this... I hope this makes sense.
ex. NT LAN id --> SQL Server login using NT authority --> login is assigned to a role --> role is given permissions on a database and specific permissions on a tables within the database.
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what exactly you want to do?
to make a column equal to the username who last modified the row?

If I'm not wrong the following select statement should return the current USER :


If you want to use this in a stored procedure or trigger you could do something like :



And then you can use @Login as a parameter to insert or update something.

You should also check USER_NAME, SESSION_USER, ... in the Books Online

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kurtisAuthor Commented:
This is close, but not exactly what I need.  Basically I was hoping to get their NT LAN user id... is this possible?

Well, I thing you will have to do that in the client application, I don't think you can fetch that on the SQL Server.

Best regards,

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