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Environment Variable: Lastname-First Initial

How can I create an environment variable (per user) for lastname-first?

I want to be able to type %lastname-firsti% and see Moody-J
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If you have a firstname and lastname environment variable then you can simply echo

%lastname%-%firstname:~0,1% = Moody-J

%lastname% = Moody
%firstname% = Jane

If the user firstname and lastname are not in your environments then you can create a simple vbscript to echo out the Jastname-First Initial like below.

' ------------------ Start Script -----------

' connect to the User object in AD of this (current) user
Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
userDN = objSysInfo.username
Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & userDN)

' cache all the used attributes of the user (optional, for better performance on multiple attr calls)
objUser.GetInfoEx Array("GivenName","SN"), 0

fn = objUser.Get("GivenName")
sn = objUser.Get("SN")

WScript.Echo sn & "-" & Left(fn, 1)

' ------------------ End Script -----------

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Hi, see if this works.

Regards,

Rob.
Set wshShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
Set wshSystemEnv = wshShell.Environment("USER")
Set objADSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & objADSysInfo.UserName)
strLastName = objUser.sn
strInitial = Left(objUser.GivenName, 1)
' Set the environment variable
wshSystemEnv("lastname-firsti") = strLastName & "-" & strInitial

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Since you might want these for use in a batch file (it seems), you might want to look at the UserName free utility at:

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/index.htm

It even has the option to write a CMD file of SET commands for various flavors of the user info.

~bp
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Thank you for your suggestions.

RobSampson: your script works great! I have it currently running as a logon script. Is there a way to make it work on the first logon? Right now, I have to log off and log back on.
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Thanks so much! That worked out!