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Hello,

I hava a function in VB.NET that returns all the computer names on a network. What I need to accomplish now is to find out if a selected computer has a folder called 'V2K' and they have a System32 folder in there admin folder(WINNT). I this is so, the function should return TRUE.
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by:DaniPro
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This is the C# version of your function

private bool VerifyDir(string nomePc)
{
      if (System.IO.Directory.Exists(@"\\" + nomePc + "\v2k") && System.IO.Directory.Exists(@"\\" + nomePc + "\winnt\system32"))
            return true;
      else
            return false;
}
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by:b_o_b
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Looks good, but whats the VB version???
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by:DaniPro
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... and this is the VB.NET version

Private Function VerifyDir(ByVal nomePc As String) As Boolean
    If (System.IO.Directory.Exists("\\" & nomePc & "\vc") And System.IO.Directory.Exists("\\" & nomePc & "\winnt\system32")) Then
        VerifyDir = True
    Else
        VerifyDir = False
    End If
End Function
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by:b_o_b
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This looks good BUT when i try it, it freezes the program?!? Im using computer names in the same workgroup as mine ex - "charles"
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by:DaniPro
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The bottlecheck could be the net ....
I suggest you to verify for one or two computers and then increase the number of computers for testing the response of the net.
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by:b_o_b
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I am checking with just one computer.
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I am checking with just one computer.
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by:DaniPro
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If you browse that computer with Explorer, does it response quickly or slowky?
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by:b_o_b
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No, it seems to be find....
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by:DaniPro
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Do you have tried with another pc? Try, before of all, with explorer (I suggest you to find it digiting the name)
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by:b_o_b
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Fucntion works, BUT, I dont think its applys to folders that are not shared......
How would I see non-shared folders?
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by:DaniPro
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I'm sorry, but if a pc doesn't shred his folders, you have nothing hope to see them.
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What if I go through the admin?
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DaniPro earned 63 total points
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I'm sorry, if a pc doesn't share his folders, it is impossible for everyone (included the netword Administrator) see them.
If you are not sure that your client share them folders you must look for a different solution.
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by:Bob Learned
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If you have admin rights, the computer has a hidden share C$ that is available.

Bob
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