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How to convert a username into their "Display Name"

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I am trying to write a script to lookup and display a users information (Display Name, Phone Number, etc.) based on their username.  I found the code below which will do an LDAP lookup based on the display name, and that works great.  To get that to work though, I would need to convert "JJJohnson" into "Johnson, John J" or else be able to do the LDAP lookup based on their logon name rather then their display name.  (Either way would be fine with me)

Any assistance would be greatly appriciated!

Rick
Set objUser = GetObject ("LDAP://cn=""Johnson, John J"",ou=hpusers,ou=users,ou=accounts,dc=mycompanyname,dc=int")
 
objUser.GetInfo
 
'Get user information
strDisplayName = objUser.Get("displayName")
strPhysicalDeliveryOfficeName = objUser.Get("physicalDeliveryOfficeName")
strTelephoneNumber = objUser.Get("telephoneNumber")
strMail = objUser.Get("mail")
 
 
'Display user information
Wscript.Echo strDisplayName
Wscript.Echo strPhysicalDeliveryOfficeName
Wscript.Echo strTelephoneNumber
Wscript.Echo strMail

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Question by:HealthPartners
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by:David Lee
ID: 24091220
Hi, Healthpartners.

No need to convert names.  There's an easier way.
strName = InputBox("Enter a username")
Set adoCon = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
adoCon.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
adoCon.CursorLocation = 3
adoCon.Open "ADSI"
Set adoCmd = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
adoCmd.ActiveConnection = adoCon
'Change the domain name on the next line'
adoCmd.CommandText = "SELECT displayName,physicalDeliveryOfficeName,telephoneNumber,mail FROM 'LDAP://mycompany.int' Where objectClass='user' AND objectCategory='Person' AND samAccountName='" & strName & "'"
adoCmd.Properties("Size Limit") = 5000
adoCmd.Properties("Page Size") = 100
adoCmd.Properties("Timeout") = 30
adoCmd.Properties("Cache Results") = False
Set adoRS = adoCmd.Execute()
Do Until adors.EOF
    Wscript.Echo adoRS.Fields("displayName")
    Wscript.Echo adoRS.Fields("physicalDeliveryOfficeName")
    Wscript.Echo adoRS.Fields("telephoneNumber")
    Wscript.Echo adoRS.Fields("mail")
    adors.MoveNext
Loop

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by:HealthPartners
ID: 24091953
Thanks BlueDevilFan, that is exactly what I am looking for!   However, when I converted it to VB.Net, I am getting an "Argument 'Prompt' cannot be converted to type 'String'."  Exception on the Msgbox lines.   How can I display that info in VB.net?

Thanks again!

Rick
        strName = "JJJohnson"
 
        Dim adoCon = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
        adoCon.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
        adoCon.CursorLocation = 3
        adoCon.Open("ADSI")
        Dim adoCmd = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
        adoCmd.ActiveConnection = adoCon
        'Change the domain name on the next line'
        adoCmd.CommandText = "SELECT displayName,physicalDeliveryOfficeName,telephoneNumber,mail FROM 'LDAP://healthpartners.int' Where objectClass='user' AND objectCategory='Person' AND samAccountName='" & strName & "'"
        adoCmd.Properties("Size Limit") = 5000
        adoCmd.Properties("Page Size") = 100
        adoCmd.Properties("Timeout") = 30
        adoCmd.Properties("Cache Results") = False
        Dim adoRS = adoCmd.Execute()
        Do Until adoRS.EOF
            MsgBox(adoRS.Fields("displayName"))
            MsgBox(adoRS.Fields("physicalDeliveryOfficeName"))
            MsgBox(adoRS.Fields("telephoneNumber"))
            MsgBox(adoRS.Fields("mail"))
 
            adoRS.MoveNext()
        Loop

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by:David Lee
ID: 24092066
I'm not very good with VB.net.  That aside, what line does the error occur on?  It might be that one of the fields is returning a null value.  

Out of curiosity, why convert this to VB.net?  From the zones I thought you wanted VBScript.
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by:HealthPartners
ID: 24092145
Sorry about that, I added VB.net as a tag, but forgot to add it as a zone.  I am building this functionality into an existing vb.net app.  

It occurs on any of the Msgbox lines 17-20.
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David Lee earned 2000 total points
ID: 24092218
No problem.  

Try adding .Value to each of those lines.  Something like this

   MsgBox(adoRS.Fields("displayName").Value)

Value is the default property, but perhaps VB.net doesn't see it that way.  Unfortunately I don't have VS on the computer that accesses a domain, so I can't test in .Net.  If adding Value doesn't do it, then try setting the value into a variable and then use the variable name in the MsgBox.  Something like

    Dim strName as String
    strName = adoRS.Fields("displayName").Value
    MsgBox(strName)
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by:HealthPartners
ID: 31567657
Worked like a charm, thanks!
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by:David Lee
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You're welcome.  Glad I could help.
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