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vbscript - which operating system is in use

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Can someone provide me with a vbscript (must work in Outlook 97) which will tell me which operationg system is in use, particularly NT 4.0 and Windows 2000.

Thanks in advance
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http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/index.html?code/system/getversionex.htm

Provides a VB example, to run this in Outlook you would need to convert the Public declarations to Private and paste this directly into a userform, or create a module and paste the code as-is and call the described method(s).
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Will this work with Outlook 97 which only has VBScript?  I'm only a novice but I thought I read somewhere you can't use API's with VBScript.
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Outlook 97 has VBA rather than VBScript, VBScript is the scripting language used in client-side web pages whereas VBA is pretty close to the main VB IDE but has greater integration to the application that hosts it. It also has some limitations in terms of the kinds of objects you can use and create. However you can use API calls in VBA so there is no reason why this will not work. In fact I have used this and similar code in outlook 2000 with no problems.
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toffee, an EE Moderator will handle this for you.
Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

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