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coldfusion CGI.remote_host alternative?

Coldfusion 10, Windows 2008

Trying to create a help deks for for users and I want the form to contain the users computername.

CGI.remote_host only returns an ip address.

In IIS I installed IP Address & Domain Restrictions, checked on Enable domain name restrictions - nothing, still getting IP address.

Any way to get CGI.remote_host to return the computer name, or any other alternatives to use? Can powershell be used with Coldfusion, maybe some type of WMIobject or something??

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Gurpreet Singh RandhawaWeb DeveloperCommented:
Not sure but you can try these

open cflib.org to find these UDF's

1. http://cflib.org/udf/browserDetect
2. http://cflib.org/udf/checkHealth
3 .http://cflib.org/udf/AvailableSpace
4. http://cflib.org/udf/FileSystem

or if you have access to cfserver and holds andnot on shared host, you can cfexecute to call the windows system file to return the information
You could check out cfldap

depending on your setup it may be possible

Gurpreet Singh RandhawaWeb DeveloperCommented:
freak, how i missed that

good catch sid
cb_itAuthor Commented:
Thanks, fellas. Something like this might be better for what I'm looking for.


What I need is the hostname of the computer that the user is actually on when they submit a help desk form. I want the form to submit an email to me and will contain useful info such as the hostname. Users here move around alot from pc to pc.
For next time, you should mark that as "the answer", so it's easier to spot :) You can still assign points to others if they helped lead you in the right direction.
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