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Get Windows (system) variable %USERNAME%

Get Windows (system) variable %USERNAME%

Get Windows (system) variable %USERNAME%

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Basically, what I want to do is get a system variable %USERNAME% into javascript...!

I started this in another forum and realised it should have been in here!


I have set up a HTA that displays training modules for users WITHIN my office.

The problem I have is finding out what modules each person has actually attempted (even viewing a second of it would suffice!).

Using login scripts, I can place shortcuts (on everyones desktop and/or start menu) to the HTA file.

The HTA file consists of 2 frames:

+------------+------------------------+
| Module 1   |                        |
| Module 2   |                        |
| Module 3   |  This is where the     |
| Module 4   |  module loads and      |
|            |  is a video clip       |
|            |  using swf             |
|            |                        |
|            |                        |
+------------+------------------------+


When the user clicks on say Module 1, the swf file is loaded into the right frame.

I also want it to write to a file. It doesn't really matter how the files are saved, be it:

| FileName   |  Contents       |
|------------+-----------------|
| Aubs.txt   | Module1         |
|            | Module2         |
| Andrew.txt | Module2         |
|            | Module3         |
|____________|_________________|


or


| FileName   |  Contents       |
|------------+-----------------|
| log.txt    | Aubs-Module1    |
|            | Andrew-Module2  |
|            | Andrew-Module3  |
|            | Aubs-Module2    |
|____________|_________________|



I have found this:

CODE

    <SCRIPT LANGUAGE='JavaScript'>
      function WriteToFile() {
        try {
          var fso, s;
          fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
          s = fso.OpenTextFile("C:\\test.txt" , 8, 1, -2);
          s.writeline("This is a test");
          s.Close();
        }
        catch(err){
          var strErr = 'Error:';
          strErr += '\nNumber:' + err.number;
          strErr += '\nDescription:' + err.description;
          document.write(strErr);
        }
      }
      WriteToFile()
    </SCRIPT>
...which writes a file fine.

With batch files, this would be easy, by simply:
echo %USERNAME% - Module 1 >> \\server\folder\log.txt
or even:
echo Completed >> "\\server\folder\%USERNAME% - Module 1.txt"

Great news!

Basically, what I want to do is get a system variable %USERNAME% into javascript...!

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Aubs

RE: Get Windows (system) variable %USERNAME%

Aubs010,

Modulo equal security issue as fso, it is this.

var wshshell=new ActiveXObject("wscript.shell");
var username=wshshell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%");

regards - tsuji

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