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Gaining Clients Computer Info In VB.

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Hey,

I have developed an anti cheat patch for a gaming ladder I work for.

And I have had it store cheaters information into a database, which is then used to lock, ban these players from ever using the system again.

But at the moment it only bans ip, username, email etc etc.

Is there anyway I could maybe log a serial or id of a part of the clients hardware that cannot be changed, via a program or reformat??

Any help or suggestions welcome.

Thanks for your time.
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Question by:TheJay04
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by:TheJay04
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Hey,

Thanks for your suggestion.

Quick question.. If a client is using a usb connected to a modem, rather than a NIC..   Or Dial Up would this make a difference ??

Or would it always be the same ??

Again Thanks,
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Jaime Olivares earned 400 total points
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While user have a NIC, it will work, not matters how it is connected, but if user's computer doesn't have a NIC, then it won't work.

IP is not a good choice because most internet connections uses dynamic ip.

Another choice could be hard disk "physical" (not volume) serial number. More links:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=3380
http://vbnet.mvps.org/index.html?code/disk/deviodriveinfo.htm
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by:bigjim2000
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You can get the serial number of their windows installation out of the registry.  It's encrypted, but it is still unique to that computer.

-Eric
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by:bigjim2000
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I should append my last comment... it SHOULD be unique among all computers, however, since it is possible to have a pirated copy of windows, there may be duplicates.... but this is all the more reason to ban the users from your network ;-)

-Eric
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by:TheJay04
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Thanks for your suggestions guys.

The option i have gone with, has been awarded.
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