vbscript fails for non-admin user in sharepoint

Posted on 2014-01-07
Last Modified: 2014-01-14
we have created a shortcut in sharepoint to allow the currently logged in user to get the local machine name of their computer.  here is the script:

Set objPC = CreateObject( "WScript.Network")
strComputerName = objPC.ComputerName
msgbox "Computer Name: " & strComputerName, vbokonly + vbinformation, "Computer Name"

the problem is, it fails on line 1 unless the user is an admin.  how can I run this script for domain users without admin rights?

BTW, this script works fine on XP but not on Windows 7.
Question by:dhenderson12
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by:Jamie McAllister MVP
ID: 39763146
Possibilities are the new machines are x64 and a refactor of the script to run in an x32 compatible mode is needed; (though doesn't explain why admins can do it)

WSH needs updating;


Or Group Policy may need changing to allow this...

Author Comment

ID: 39763463
I tend to think you're correct about the group policy ... however it works ok on XP.  Are the policy settings more "paranoid" in windows 7 that they need to explicitly set?
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Jamie McAllister MVP earned 250 total points
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I don't have documentation stating that, but I've certainly heard of people having this issue when moving to Win7.
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pcsmitpra earned 250 total points
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Set objPC = CreateObject( "WScript.Network")
strComputerName = objPC.ComputerName
msgbox "Computer Name: " & strComputerName, vbokonly + vbinformation, "Computer Name"

Try This
Set objPC = Wscript.CreateObject( "WScript.Network")
strComputerName = objPC.ComputerName
msgbox "Computer Name: " & strComputerName, vbokonly + vbinformation, "Computer Name"

Author Comment

ID: 39779329
None of the vbscript options have worked.  Our IT team replaced it with a powershell script that does work.  Thanks to all for you help.  I'm splitting the points to all who participated.

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