identifying user from Win9x?

Christopher Tavares christophertavares at
Fri Dec 29 20:35:25 CET 2000

"Frank Miles" <fpm at> wrote in message
news:92ibvf$if2$1 at
> I have a set of python routines that are used to coordinate and
> account for various activities in my group.  I would like to be
> able to tailor how these routines work, and what options are first
> presented to each user.
> There are ways to determine the user ID in Unix-based systems (os.getuid).
> I haven't yet seen anything comparable for Windows.  Possible source
> of information: it is SOP for each user to login to the (Novell-based)
> network before doing anything else.  Is there some way to extract this
> information from Windows, or failing that, a Novell network/server?
> TIA...
> -frank

The Win32 API call that you want is WNetGetUser. I would expect that it's
exposed from the win32net module in the python win32 extensions. I can't be
sure because I don't have python installed on the machine in front of me at
the moment.


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