I am writing an application that will pull data from NT Workstation
and WfW systems. The data will be in ASCII format. The app will be
running from NT Server. The first step will be to check to make sure
that there is a connection between the server and the workstation.
Does anyone know of a way to check this?
I plan on the server connecting to the shares of the workstations (I
know... backwards) and "remembering" those connections. Once I know
that I have a connection (how do I do this) I will parse the data and
put it into a SQL data base.
I am running the application on the server (as apposed to running an
application on the workstations the put the data into the data base)
because the app developers on the workstation side want nothing to do
with adding the data to the data base... it is a requirement!
Again, what is want is to make sure that the network connection is
open and valid between the server and the NTWS or WfW. There are
DLL's to do this but I am having trouble understanding them. Does
anyone know a simple way to do this or can anyone help me figure out