One of the things we find handy is the ability to know who is logged on to a given computer at any one time. The main reason is that our users rarely tell us which computer they are on when they submit a help-request, so if we have someplace to look that makes our jobs that much easier.

The Getuser function returns the name of the currently logged on user, or the word “FREE” if nobody is logged on. I use this in conjunction with another function that updates the Active Directory description property of the computer object.

This function accepts one parameter:

strComputer strComputer This string variable is usually passed from a calling routine. That routine may be working through a .csv file or it may be pulling this data direct from Active Directory.