Newbie question about Python & W2K Admin

Sean O'Connor soconnor at ibbotson.com
Thu Jul 24 22:28:09 CEST 2003


This doesn't do what you want, but it's an example of some win2k admin.

"""Perform user and group administration"""
import pythoncom
import win32com.client
import win32api
import winerror

UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD = 0x10000

def createGroup(computerName, groupName, groupDesc):
    try:
        obj = win32com.client.GetObject("WinNT://" + computerName)
        group = obj.Create("group", groupName)
        group.Put("Description", groupDesc)
        group.SetInfo()
        return group
    except pythoncom.com_error, (hr, msg, exc, arg):
        scode = exc[5]
        print win32api.FormatMessage(scode)[:-2]      

def createUser(computerName, userName, password, fullname, description):
    try:
        obj = win32com.client.GetObject("WinNT://" + computerName)
        user = obj.Create("user", userName)
        user.SetInfo()
        user.SetPassword(password)
        user.Put("FullName", fullname)
        user.Put("Description", description)
        flags = user.Get("UserFlags")
        flags |= UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD
        user.Put("UserFlags",  flags)
        user.SetInfo()
        return user
    except pythoncom.com_error, (hr, msg, exc, arg):
        scode = exc[5]
        print win32api.FormatMessage(scode)[:-2]      


-----Original Message-----
From: stuartc [mailto:stuart_clemons at us.ibm.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 2:25 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Newbie question about Python & W2K Admin


Hi all:

I need to change a few Local Security Settings on a number of W2K
machines. An example of a Security Setting I need to change is the
"Minimum password length" setting, which is under Account Policies,
Password Policy.

Instead of doing this manually on each machine, I would like to have an
automated way to do this.  Can Python be used for this ?

Any direction on how to automate this using Python or some other tool
will be greatly appreciated.

- Stuart
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