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11-01-2004, 07:59 AM
I need to set the computer name during installation. Does anyone know if I can do this through registry or something? Any tips welcome.
11-01-2004, 06:49 PM
I don't know if it's as simple as a registry entry but I suspect not because I found an API called SetComputerName. I haven't tried it but I expect it's what you want. If this is the case, unless Friedrich adds it as a function you would have to write it into a short DLL and call the function. Let me know if you need any help, the API looks pretty easy and Friedrich's DLL's are a dream.
Data Down Under
11-02-2004, 07:54 AM
You can do the following:
1) Set Variable %NEWCOMPUTERNAME% to YourNewComputerName
2) Use "Call DLL Function" with the following parameters:
Calling Convention: __stdcall
Parameter Types: *string
Function Parameters: %NEWCOMPUTERNAME%
If the function succeeds, the %_SB_RETURN% value is a nonzero value.
Applications using this function must have administrator rights. You have to reboot the machine.
Does this help?
11-02-2004, 05:35 PM
This is great. Does this mean that I can call most API functions direct from their Windows DLL without having to go through the hassle of prototyping, creating a lib, and a Clarion DLL etc?
Data Down Under
11-03-2004, 01:13 AM
Yes, that's correct ;-) You can directly call most Windows API functions from within the script. And of course, you can add your own DLLs (unlimited number) and call into your own functions.
11-03-2004, 07:25 AM
Calling into DLLs works like a charm yes. We use this alot in our installation script.
But maybe it would be an idea to implement (later, not now :) a function which reflects the Get System Information, which is called Set System Information, which lets you select from a dropdown common system configurations settings like Set Computer Name.
11-03-2004, 09:19 AM
Thank you for your suggestion. Good idea. It's on the drawing board now :)
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