Get a users name (last and first) from logon ID
Posted on 2011-03-10
I have an application that allows an administrator to add authorized users. They enter the user ID used to log into Windows, along with the user's first and last name.
I am certain there is probably a way to validate the userid and return the name, because when you set up a shared drive on your own computer, you can add the user ID, and click [Check Names] button and it will return the name. For example, I enter my ID (dbb####) and click Check Names and it returns "Douglas B Bishop (dbb####@domain.Intranet)".
Is there some way I can emulate this operation in VB.Net (2005), where I pass a userid (and possibly domain name) and it returns the name?
I would also like to use this method to iterate through the users who have been set up and be able to validate tha it is still a valid userid (i.e. the employee has not left the company) as users are spread out all over the country.
Thanks for the help.