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Ok, I'm trying to write a Small version of network Neighbour hood. What I would like to do is some how get a list of all computers on a network and what resources they have ie.

Computer 1 - C Share
           - D Share
Computer 2 - A Share

etc....

I would like the quickest and simplest method of doing this. I Do not require any listings beyond the share names.

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http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/code/network/netserverenumver.htm

Is a great sample project to get all information on a network.
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Ok, Thanks for that information, It helped with the list of comoputers, but how do i get a list of their shared resources???


Thanks for your help.
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MICS, the second link does it, I just ran it as a test on my network, it does take a long time enumerating novell resources, though some of that may be that the servers are in a different location. Adding doevents after the list1.additem line in the form may help to show that something is still happening. Be patient and you will get the results you want.
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Ok, Thanks for that information, It helped with the list of comoputers, but how do i get a list of their shared resources???


Thanks for your help.
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that code takes some time to process, do you know of a way that i can give it a computer name it return a list of the shares?

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Take a look at http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=634
for pure API way
But more easy is to use Shell object automation:
Dim oShell As Object
Dim sText As String

Private Sub Command1_Click()
  Dim fld As Object
  Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
  Set fld = oShell.NameSpace(18) 'ssfNetwork = 18
  EnumFoldersUnder fld, 0
  Set fld = Nothing
  Text1 = sText
End Sub

Private Sub EnumFoldersUnder(ByVal fld As Object, ByVal iLevel As Integer)
  Dim fldItem As Object
  Dim s As String
  On Error Resume Next
  For Each fldItem In fld.Items
      s = String(iLevel * 5, " ") & fldItem.Name
      sText = sText & s & vbCrLf
      If fldItem.IsFolder Then
'You may increas/decrease level
'But it may take a lot of time to enum all resources
         If iLevel < 3 Then EnumFoldersUnder fldItem.GetFolder, iLevel + 1
      End If
  Next
  Set fldItm = Nothing
  Set fld = Nothing
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
   Set oShell = Nothing
End Sub

For Full working sample of shell automation take a look at http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=2977

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Or, just download my contorls from the last link (http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=2977), place FolderTree on Form and at Form_Load Event:

Set FolderTree1.RootFolder = FolderTree1.ShellNameSpace(18)

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Just so everyone knows, if i use a part of your code I will create another question, and give everyone points for getting me closer to my solution

Ok we are getting close, I Only want the shared folders to list, I dont want the "Printers" or "Scheduled Tasks".


Can anyone help here?

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by:Ark
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If you're using shell automation just check Folder.IsFileSystem property.
BTW, I used late binding (Set oShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")) in my code above. You can use early binding - add reference to Shell control and automation (shdoc401.dll) and you can look at all objects/methods/properties through F2.

Cheers

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Just so everyone knows, if i use a part of your code I will create another question, and give everyone points for getting me closer to my solution

Ok we are getting close, I Only want the shared folders to list, I dont want the "Printers" or "Scheduled Tasks".


Can anyone help here?

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by:MICS
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ok. so I used folderitem.isFolder and FolderItem.Type to list the needed items. But now I have another Problem. What do i do if there is a user ID and Password i need to connect to a computer?

ho do i get it to ask for the Password?
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