Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Determine what computer(s) is/are running a script file

Posted on 2016-09-07
3
Medium Priority
?
68 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-11
I have a client that is running some VB Script to download files from an FTP site via windows task scheduler.

Unfortunately, they are not entirely sure what computer(s) are running this script.  As part of the script, we are creating a log file every time the script is run, and storing that in a folder on their server.

What I would like to do is determine what computer ran the script.  Is there a way to capture either the computer name or userID of the user that actually ran the script, even if that script is located on a network server
0
Comment
Question by:Dale Fye
3 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
SStory earned 2000 total points
ID: 41788438
I may be wrong, but I don't think it would matter where the script is "located" but where it is executed.

Dim WshNetwork
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
WScript.Echo WshNetwork.ComputerName
WScript.Echo WshNetwork.UserName

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Bill Prew
ID: 41791435
As mentioned in prior post, you can get the info you want.  Then you could just add that to the other info that is being logged in the log file.  Yes?  Or need more?

~bp
0
 
LVL 49

Author Closing Comment

by:Dale Fye
ID: 41793497
Thanks, that did the trick
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Script to copy or move mouse-selected collection of files plus targets referenced by shortcuts (.lnk) The purpose of this article is to help illuminate the real challenges and options available (where they may exist) for utilizing simple scriptin…
Welcome back!  My apologies for taking so long to write part two of this series; it's been a long time coming!  As I promised in Part 1, this article will focus on how to locate those elusive AD properties that you are searching for.  Why is this us…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…
Suggested Courses

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question