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Desktop ID

RodionP asked
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I need to be able to identify unique desktops.

I have a windows service and it is independant of any desktop and there are application that are making calls to this service via remoting. I need to be able to file these calls, each call can come from a specific machine, username and desktop, and I need to be able to retrieve that information somehow.

I use Environment.Username and Environment.MachineName for first 2 parameters, but i can't get the Desktop ID...

I tried using GetProcessWindowStation in user32.dll but it doesn't return unique id when I login to the same workstation with the same username, this GetProcessWindowStation function returns the same number... thus I cannot differentiate between desktops.

Can someone please help me... I spend hours and hours searching the internet and I can't find anything
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Hi RodionP,

this is a example very good. It has some methodsfor your problem: http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/csdesktopswitching.asp

Good luck,

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