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Path to Windows directory in Classic ASP

Posted on 2010-09-17
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How do I get the path to the Windows directory in Classic ASP? In VB6 you do it as follows

Declare Function GetWindowsDirectory Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetWindowsDirectoryA" (Byval lpBuffer,Byval nSize) AS String

Function GetWinPath()
Dim strWinPath
strWinPath = Space(255)
GetWindowsDirectory strWinPath, Len(strWinPath)
strWinPath = Trim(strWinPath)
GetWinPath = UCase(Left(strWinPath, Len(strWinPath) - 1)) & "\"
End Function

But in Classic ASP the Declare function is not accepted.
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by:FreakyEddie
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Server.MapPath("your-directory")
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by:Frans_Truyens
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What will that do?
I need the windows diretory, because there I am storing some UDL's.

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by:FreakyEddie
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Sorry, then you mean:

Request.ServerVariables("APPL_PHYSICAL_PATH")

Also see ASP 101
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by:FreakyEddie
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Wait, that's not true as well.

What do you want to have... your own Windows path or the Windows path of the web-user.
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by:Frans_Truyens
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We are coming close. I need the path of Windows eg. c:\Windows. Is this also possible?
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by:Frans_Truyens
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I want the Windows path of the server.
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FreakyEddie earned 500 total points
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Wouldn't it be easier to make an include where you define the windows folder?

Since it shouldn't change that often...
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by:Frans_Truyens
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Well, I am fixing some code. And I don't know on which server it is going to be implemented. I suppose that it is c:\Windows. But it can be different also.

Is there a command to retrieve the windows directory? I want to avoid to create a DLL
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Not really an answer
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