500 Points  web page computername capture

Posted on 2009-04-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Hi, I'm trying to create a script that will capture a users computername username or other system info when the user logs in.  Users that log in are staff members with editing access to our website.  We would like to keep track of who is logging in, and if a users credentials are compromised, we'll have the IP address (already being tracked), computername and username of the culprit.  It should autmatically capture this on page load.

Anyway, i'm trying to accomplish this with a simple javascript or activeX.  i've come up with something like this which doesnt return any values.

Also, it would probably work better as a post to a database than an email submission since IE gives a warning when sending an email from the page.  It is currently sending the email, but only after several warnings... so that's not really gonna work.  I dont mind them accepting the active X install.

why am i not getting any values back and how can i post this to a db or text file or something other than an email.

<script language="javascript">
function getcredential() {
    var wshnetwork=new ActiveXObject("wscript.network");
    //write to some (hidden) form field 
    with (document.formname) {
Please consent to the execution of a "unsafe" ActiveX.<br />
<form name="formname" action="mailto:info@rgvit.com" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="usernamefieldname"   />
<input type="hidden" name="computernamefieldname" />
<input type="hidden" name="userdomainfieldname"  />
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE='send'>

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Question by:rgvit
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Wayne Barron earned 1500 total points
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Ive seen some references to using wscript.network which is what i'm using in the code i posted.  The problem is that I dont seem to be getting any values back when i do that.  I also want to store those values or even email them, provided that the email function doesnt go through the whole "Are you SURE you want to send an email... ARE YOU VERY SURE...  ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE... ALLOW!"
warnings that come up when you try to use the form submit to email.

in fact that script was supposed to work without <INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE='send'>
which i added while tinkering with it.

Thanks... can someone provide me with the code i need ?

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