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    Logged on

    How do i get a some ones login user name for when they have logged on i need to get it using either vb or php any ideas ? :?

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    Re: Logged on

    %username% is the environment variable for it.

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    Re: Logged on

    Quick and dirty:

    echo %username%>c:\name.txt

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    Re: Logged on

    I wrote a couple of vbscripts that we set to run at logon and logoff. Basically they write a logon entry to a mySQL database when users logon, and then delete it when they logoff. It's then pretty simple to check who's logged on and where. I can post the scripts if anyone's interested?

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    Re: Logged on

    @Kevin

    It depends what you want to do. This what Plexer and Matt were hinting at:
    Code:
    set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WScript.Echo "I am " & WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%USERNAME%")
    Alternatively if you talking about doing this remotely then you have to delve into WMI or just used psloggedon (from PSTools) with an appropriate grep filter.

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    Re: Logged on

    @altecsole : Could be interesting to see how you've done that?

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    Re: Logged on

    Quote Originally Posted by altecsole
    I wrote a couple of vbscripts that we set to run at logon and logoff. Basically they write a logon entry to a mySQL database when users logon, and then delete it when they logoff. It's then pretty simple to check who's logged on and where. I can post the scripts if anyone's interested?
    maybe a dumb question here but if you delete it after they log off then how do you check whose logged on if its deleted ie if you check the database after they have logged off and hence its been deleted ?

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    Re: Logged on

    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    Quote Originally Posted by altecsole
    I wrote a couple of vbscripts that we set to run at logon and logoff. Basically they write a logon entry to a mySQL database when users logon, and then delete it when they logoff. It's then pretty simple to check who's logged on and where. I can post the scripts if anyone's interested?
    maybe a dumb question here but if you delete it after they log off then how do you check whose logged on if its deleted ie if you check the database after they have logged off and hence its been deleted ?
    Hey Shane.

    I suppose because it's really about checking who is logged on and where, rather than *who was* logged on and where.

    :?:

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    Re: Logged on

    fair point lol, like i said, stupid question

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    Re: Logged on

    Hi thanks for the reply.
    I was thinking more along the lines of if they go to our web server to do an internet survey. ( which i hate doing) it would just fill in their names e.g like what you get on xp start menu.

    I was thinking that if i get this to work to use some sort of data base so that it would know if they have alrdy filled in the survey and just pass them on to our local intranet

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    Re: Logged on

    I know this is real easy in asp so it must be just as easy in php.

    This is a list of server variables you can request (which includes the username).

    http://www.w3schools.com/asp/coll_servervariables.asp

    This page is biased towards asp so this page looks like it show how to incoprorate it into php

    http://www.developerfusion.co.uk/show/3703/5/

    the LOGON_USER variable is probably most appropriate if it is going to be for machines on your network.

    You will probably have to disable anonomous login on the file / folder in question so that it makes sure it fetches the page.

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    Re: Logged on

    I have now been asked to do this. However they want it to write to a central database rather than one per machine!! Is this possible??

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    Re: Logged on

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Quick and dirty:

    echo %username%>c:\name.txt
    do you know how to do this for time and machine name too?

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    Re: Logged on

    Time:
    Code:
    Time /T > time.txt
    Machine name:
    Code:
    echo %COMPUTERNAME% > pcname.txt

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    Re: Logged on

    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry
    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Quick and dirty:

    echo %username%>c:\name.txt
    do you know how to do this for time and machine name too?
    just been playing and can get it to do this by putting the below in a bach file all i need to do is get it to write to a database

    echo %username% %computername% %date% %time%>c:\test.txt

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