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Win9x question...


I'm trying to do a programmed query rather than an interactive one. I want my program to go out onto the local network to see 'who's there'? I can parse through the System.dat registry file if I know the name (perhaps I will have to do this) but was wondering if anyone knew of a faster file that has this.


Original Message:
From: Wizard wizard at
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 15:20:59 -0400
To: kgleason at, discuss at
Subject: RE: Win9x question...

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, kgleason at wrote:

> It would be nice if there was one location where computer name was listed
in a fixed location or where I knew the number of bytes following a
variable. Can anyone help?

You could try using a shell command such as "net user" to get the machine
This is what it does on my Win2k machine:
C:\> net user

User accounts for \\RAGE

Administrator            Grant_M                    VUSR_RAGE
The command completed successfully.

Where "\\RAGE" is the machine name. I don't know if it shows other Windows
machines, as this is the only Win box on the network.

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