Creating a session in windows to auth to remote machines

ericwoodworth at ericwoodworth at
Sun Apr 5 00:47:43 CEST 2009

On Apr 4, 6:39 pm, ericwoodwo... at wrote:
> Hi,
>      I'm trying to auth to remote machines so I can plunder WMI to get
> logs and settings and the like.  My script works for most of my
> machines because they're all in the same domain and I run the script
> as somebody who has enough access to get at this stuff but for
> machines off the domain I'm stuck.
>      Now I'm primarily a sys/network admin and not a programmer.  As a
> sys admin if I had this problem while trying to pull eventlogs
> manually with eventvwr I would simply map a drive to the remote
> machine.  That would allow me to enter a username/password and then
> once I was authed I'd have a session and I'd be able to piggyback on
> that session to pull logs.
>      I'm looking to do exactly that from inside my script.  I could
> probably import os and call the net use command to map a drive and get
> a session that way but that feels really sloppy to me.  I want to be
> able to explicitly close this session when I'm done with it too.
>      So I figure there's a com object I could call to open this
> session for me but I can't figure out what it is.  Any help would be
> appreciated!
> Thanks

Also I am writing this in Python.  So I can use win32com if that's the
way to go or I can use anything python 2.6 has built in.  I mentioned
com objects because I'm using a lot of those currently but if there's
a more pythonic way to do what I"m after then I'm all ears.


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