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Problem So Easy For U .. Stange For Me.

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I am a newbie, obviously.

I am a serious newbie, as in i was just makde aware of AutoIT yesterday.

I have made a little script to fill in some detaisl i hae to manually enter as a sys admin on roaming profiles regarding ms mail settings in outlook. (thats right, i said ms mail).

I got my script to open outlook, install the ms mail patch, enter details, insert mailbox name based on username (or @username macro).

Im now at the stage where i need to enter the friendly user name, IE the display name in AD for the user, for example username:jsmith, displayname: John Smith.

I have a script that in VBScript can get me this value, but i cant find out how to do it in AutoIT, as in, i cant pass the variable to where i want to type it.

Heres my au3.

Run("c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE")
WinWaitActive("Inbox - Microsoft Outlook")

Send("{ALT}t, a, e, n, a, n, {ENTER}")
Send("{TAB 6}, {RIGHT}, {TAB}")
$cropped = stringLeft (@username, 2)
Send("{TAB}, {SPACE}, {TAB 4}, {RIGHT 3}, {TAB}, {SPACE}, {ENTER}, {ENTER}")

Now here is my vbscript code that will get me the displayname value from AD

set adSysInfo = createobject("ADSystemInfo")
set CurrentUser = getobject("LDAP://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)

wscript.echo Currentuser.displayname

I need to get the vbscript value "currentuser.displayname" into the autoIT script so i can "Send()" it to my outlook settings window.

PS: Here is my poor attempt to get it to work in AutoIT.

$objADS = ObjCreate("ADsystemInfo")
$objCurrentUser = objGet("LDAP://" & ADSysInfo.UserName)
$objDisplayName = $objCurrentUser.displayname


Thanks for all help, references, ideas, correction.

Thanks everyone.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Check this post. Also JdeB made something like this. It is exactly what you wish for ;p Requires beta:

$oMyError = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error", "ComError")
$UserObj = ObjGet("WinNT://" & @LogonDomain & "/" & @UserName)
If @error Then
    MsgBox(0, 'username', 'Error connecting to domain')
    MsgBox(0, 'username', $UserObj.FullName)
$UserObj = ""
$oMyError = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error", "")
;COM Error function
Func ComError()
    If IsObj($oMyError) Then
        $HexNumber = Hex($oMyError.number, 8)
    Return 0
EndFunc ;==>ComError
Edited by MadBoy

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thank you very much, i got wot i need.


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