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NetServerGetInfo (netapi32)
Retrieves the current OS configuration information of the specified server

C# Signature:

[DllImport("netapi32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
static extern TODO NetServerGetInfo(TODO);

VB Signature:

Declare Function NetServerGetInfo Lib "netapi32.dll" (ByVal ServerName As String, _
    ByVal Level As Integer, ByRef ptrBuff As IntPtr) As Integer

User-Defined Types:

Here is how you would define the SERVER_INFO_102 structure (100 and 101 can be defined in a similar way):

<StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)> _
    Private Structure SERVER_INFO_102
    Dim sv102_platform_id As Integer
    <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)> Dim sv102_name As String
    Dim sv102_version_major As Integer
    Dim sv102_version_minor As Integer
    Dim sv102_type As Integer
    <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)> Dim sv102_comment As String
    Dim sv102_users As Integer
    Dim sv102_disc As Integer
    Dim sv102_hidden As Boolean
    Dim sv102_announce As Integer
    Dim sv102_anndelta As Integer
    Dim sv102_licenses As Integer
    <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPWStr)> Dim sv102_userpath As String
    End Structure


1. ptrBuff is a pointer to a structure of type SERVER_INFO_100, SERVER_INFO_101 or SERVER_INFO_102.

2. Pass in vbNullString as the first parameter if you are querying the local machine. Otherwise, just pass in the name of the machine.

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Sample Code:

    Private Sub GetServerName( )
    Dim ptrBuff As IntPtr
    Dim strServerInfo As SERVER_INFO_102
    Dim lRetCode As Integer
    lRetCode = NetServerGetInfo(vbNullString, 102, ptrBuff)
    strServerInfo = CType(Marshal.PtrToStructure(ptrBuff, GetType(SERVER_INFO_102)), SERVER_INFO_102)
    End Sub

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