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I have an Excel application that I want to make impossible to run anywhere but in my local shop.  I would like a function to check the IP address, subnet, and default gateway.  I would then build that into my app to check on startup and if the gateway and subnet values are not within range shut down the application - or maybe even delete the app itself.
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David Lee earned 500 total points
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Greetings, MGothelf.

Try this.  It uses WMI to test the settings of all the adapters in the system where IP is enabled.  If any of them have the correct settings, then it returns true.

Function TestIPSettings() As Boolean
    Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &H10
    Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &H20
    Dim objWMIService As Object, _
        colItems As Object, _
        strDefaultIPGateway As String, _
        strIPAddress As String, _
        strIPSubnet As String
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2")
    Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE IPEnabled=True", "WQL", wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly)
    For Each objItem In colItems
        strDefaultIPGateway = Join(objItem.DefaultIPGateway, ",")
        strIPAddress = Join(objItem.IPAddress, ",")
        strIPSubnet = Join(objItem.IPSubnet, ",")
        'Change the address to test against on the following line
        If strDefaultIPGateway = "192.168.0.1" Then
            'Change the address or partial address on the following line
            If Left(strIPAddress, 9) = "192.168.0" Then
                'Change the subnet mask on the following line
                If strIPSubnet = "255.255.255.0" Then
                    TestIPSettings = True
                    Exit For
                End If
            End If
        End If
    Next
    Set colItems = Nothing
    Set objWMIService = Nothing
End Function

Cheers!
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by:MGothelf
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That works just fine, but I see a problem in this approach...

I put the code in the Workbook_Open() procedure.  If the user sets security level to HIGH that would disable macros, and so skip this procedure.  Is there a way to force the procedure to run?  Or is there a way to say if macros are disabled don't open the workbook?
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by:David Lee
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Sorry, that's a question specific to Excel, not VB.  I know a bit about VBA in Excel, but not enough to be able to answer that question.
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