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Read a CD/DVD volume label from coldfusion

Posted on 2009-04-13
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I'm reading data CD's and DVD's from the Server's DVD Drive.

I can't seem to find a way to read the CD or DVD label name (The name you give the DVD when you burn your data onto it)

I've used CFDIRECTORY to read all the file information off the CD but it doesn't seem to show the CD's name.

I'm using CF 8 on a W2K3 IIS Server
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theres nothing in cf that can do it natively but it's do-able

relies on windows scripting host being installed, wmi available and cfexecute available

create a vbs file called getVolName.vbs

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colDrives = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_LogicalDisk where DeviceID = 'c:'")
For Each objDrive in colDrives
wscript.echo objDrive.VolumeName
Next

then run the following

 <cfexecute name="C:\WINNT\system32\cscript.exe " arguments="//nologo c:\getVolName.vbs"  timeout="30" variable="result" />
                  <cfdump var="#result#">

the nologo atttribute suppress the ouput of "Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version..."  text so you only return the volume name





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btw

edit the deviceID in the vbs to point to the cd drive in question (probably d:)

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