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Is there a function that will get the current user of the domain.
All users are part of a NT domain therefor they are valid users.
I need to get there NT login name.
Any ideas?
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Question by:chicabow
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by:pauljk
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Try this...  Reject me if it doesn't work...

It's an API call...

Declare Function GetUserName& Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize as Long)




Dim s$,cnt&,dl&
cnt&=199
s$=String$(200,0)
dl&=GetUserName(s$,cnt)
Debug.Print Left$(s$,cnt);cnt
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by:Veroland
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The api youre looking for is called
Public Declare Function WNetGetUser Lib "mpr.dll" Alias "WNetGetUserA" (ByVal lpName As String, ByVal lpUserName As String, lpnLength As Long) As Long
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AzraSound earned 25 total points
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You can easily retrieve a user's network logon name by using the following API call:

Declare Function GetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "GetUserNameA" _
(ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long


To retrieve a "clean" version of the name, use this function:

Public Function NTDomainUserName() As String
Dim strBuffer As String * 255
Dim lngBufferLength As Long
Dim lngRet As Long
Dim strTemp As String

    lngBufferLength = 255
    lngRet = GetUserName(strBuffer, lngBufferLength)
    strTemp = UCase(Trim$(strBuffer))
    NTDomainUserName = Left$(strTemp, Len(strTemp) - 1)

End Function

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 2772288
Much easier:
try Environ("USERNAME") and
Environ("USERDOMAIN")
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by:chicabow
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This is the only one that worked with ease..

angelIII
Did not work...at all...
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