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Hi, I want a logon script that will display a users hostname,username, IP address and OS version on the desktop of every user in the office to aid helpdesk technicians.

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Hi all, I modified a vbscript to write the computers hostname underneath the MyComputer icon on a pc however I need a script that will work on the whole network for this. This would help helpdesk folk to get a users hostname easy and be able to remotely access the pc with this info without the hassle of describing to the user where they can find the full comp name. After some thought I think it would be a better idea  to have a logon script that would write the users:

1.hostname
2.Username
3.IP address
4.OS version

on the bottom right of the screen. I am a recent IT graduate with limited experience. Am I approching this correctly and is this the best way to do it? Any help would be appreciated,

Cheers.
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Why write a script when one is already available for this:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html

It automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more
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You could do that... or go the easy route and use a SysInternals prog. that does that ;-)

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html
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Well at least we agree :-)
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BTW:  best of luck with your new career...  :)  you are in the right place (EE) for finding those that have experience, and are very willing to guide you along the 'path'!
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I just got here a few seconds earlier dragon...  :)
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Perfect guys, Thanks for that and the swift response. Cheers.

Damo.
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Very welcome!
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Don't forget to hit "Accept answer" or the "split points" link as appropriate!
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Oh well.  I suppose he did type 30 seconds quicker than me.  There is a "split points" link at the bottom of the questions if you don't want to annoy experts BTW.
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Hey just gave the points to fatal, soz Dragon should of split it as you were both spot on. Oh well I wont make that mistake again!
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