How can I read the client s machine computer name from the browser

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How can I read the client's machine/computer name from the browser?
Is it possible using JavaScript and/or ASP.NET?
Sep 9, 2020 in Java-Script by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

You can do it with IE 'sometimes' as I have done this for an internal application on an intranet which is IE only. 

Try the following:

function GetComputerName() {
    try {
        var network = new ActiveXObject('WScript.Network');
        // Show a pop up if it works
        alert(network.computerName);
    }
    catch (e) { }
}

It may or may not require some specific security setting setup in IE as well to allow the browser to access the ActiveX object.

Hope it helps!!
Thank you!!

answered Sep 9, 2020 by Niroj
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