Login Name to DNS/IP Resolution on local network app?
Posted on 2002-03-24
I monitor a network (remotely). When I have to do remote access on their PCs, I need either the user's DNS name or IP address - something the user has no idea how to find, and frankly I'm tired of walking them through an IPCONFIG session. Without loading anything on their side, can a VB application be scripted that will allow me to put their login name into a prompt box (they all know their login names, or I have access to look it up) and have it poll our servers to resolve either their machine's DNS name or current IP address? I've seen VBS scripts that come close, and wouldn't be opposed to running one of those either. FYI - my network consists of Windows 95, NT amd 2000 users. I will adjust the points if necessary. Thanks in advance!