View Full Version : use current windows user account to link to specific page

02-10-2005, 10:32 PM
Hello all,
I would like to know if there is anyway to find out what a user's windows user account is, and based on that, direct them to a specific page? Here's a breakdown of the scenerio: I'm building a website that will be used on our company's intranet. We will have a home page that will contain a link labeled: My Reports. We will have customized pages created for each business owner. When they click on the link, I would like for it to direct them to their personalized page based on what their windows user id is. Is there a way to do this? Javascript? ASP? HTML code to search the registry? ... All client machines will be Windows XP SP2 with IE 6 SP2. Thanks a bunch,


02-12-2005, 10:43 AM
Something involving ADSI, perhaps WSH, maybe clientInformation, possibly a userData store... definately MSDN. :eek:

02-23-2005, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the reply, codegoboom. My programmer bud here at work was able to acheive what we wanted with VBScript. Here's the code and note that in the link: userid = "http://home/id_" & objNet.UserName & ".htm"
the id_" is just the prefix to the name of the pages in which the user id was concatenated, so an example of a page name would be: http://home/id_jsmith.
you don't have to have the use that "id_" prefix to name your pages at all. it's just the scheme that we used.

<SCRIPT language="VBScript">
sub myreports_onclick
Dim objNet
dim userid
On Error Resume Next
Set objNet = CreateObject("WScript.NetWork")

userid = "http://home/id_" & objNet.UserName & ".htm"
Document.Location = userid

Set objNet = Nothing 'Destroy the Object
end sub

hope this helps anyone who may have the same need.

03-17-2005, 10:49 PM
I was able to successfully retrieve the user name of users on my intranet by using "User.Identity.Name". In other words strUserName = User.Identity.Name. I found a few other ways to capture the logon also, including the method you previously described.

On to a closely-related subject, in addition to capturing the user name, I need to capture the client MACHINE NAME. I have searched and searched and I can only find how to retrieve the machine name of the server. Does anyone have an idea of how to do this? Very much appreciated!