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Thu Dec 9 19:49:57 CET 2004


Tim Golden wrote:
> [python1]
> | Do you know of a way to list the users on a Win2K machine? I 
> | can't seem to find a module for this.
> 
> Interpretation 1: who is in the user database of a given machine?

Sorry for the ambiguity. Yes #1 is correct. I'll try the code you've 
listed...

Thanks.

> Investigate the win32net module. Something like this:
> 
> <code>
> import win32net
> import win32netcon
> 
> MACHINE_NAME = 'VOGBP200'
> 
> resume = 0
> while 1:
>   (_users, total, resume) = \
>     win32net.NetUserEnum (
>       MACHINE_NAME,
>       1,
>       win32netcon.FILTER_NORMAL_ACCOUNT,
>       resume,
>       win32netcon.MAX_PREFERRED_LENGTH
>     )
>   for _user in _users:
>     print _user['name']
>   if not resume:
>     break
> </code>
> 
> Using active directory might also be a possibility.
> As with many such questions, the first question is:
> how do you do this in Windows generally? And then:
> how do you translate that to Python?
> 
> Interpretation 2: who is currently logged on to the machine?
> 
> This is more difficult. On XP / 2003, there are WMI classes
> to tell you this (Win32_LoggedOnUser) but not on 2000.
> Likewise, there are LsaEnumerateLogonSessions in XP+,
> but not on 2000. 
> 
> Anyone else got any ideas?
> 
> TJG
> 
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