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Determine users in database: PC ID and LDBVIEW

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Hello,

I occasionally have to boot all the users out of a database. I use the LDBView utility to see if anyone is in a file, then kick them all out.
The problem is that this file gives the PC name, not the user name. I use an MDW workgroup to identify the users in the DB.
How can I get a list of all the User Names as used in LDBView and their corresponding network logins or MDW logins?
Thanks,
Michael
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The following link is for a free ActiveX component (with source code) that gives you the following information about a user's computer:

 LoginName
 WorkstationName
 IPAddress
 HostName
 MACAddress (Ethernet Card Address)

http://www.appliedolap.com/Products/NetInfo/default.htm

You can use this control and/or the source code to cross-check the WorkStationName against the Machine Name listed in the LDBViewer and, additionally, compare the LoginName to the CurrentUser function's results in Access.  

Does that help?
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by:devtha
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what I do is use the following command on the DOS prompt
nbtstat -a machinenumber
then send message using
NET SEND machinenumber message

Based upon this I have a small access app that does this for me depending on the users selected (Alist maintained for all users of app. whose machine numbers I know.
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by:devtha
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I also use ldbview.exe to get the machine numbers first
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Haven't tried it, since installing new ActiveX components wasn't allowed with the network rights. ended up solving the problem by having all users log in with a workgroup file.
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Thanks for the follow-up.
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