Need some help with NetGroupAddUser

Jaimin Ajmeri jaiminajmeri at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 05:30:46 CET 2014


 <kcollins15 <at> cfl.rr.com> writes:

> 
> New B question -- Need help with win32net.NetGroupAddUser.  I used Mark
Hammond 
> sample code to create a new user from his book Python Programming on Win32. I 
> then added one line to add the newuser to a group.
> def CreateUserAndShare(userName, fullName):
>     homeDir = "%s\\%s" % (serverName, userName)
>     # Create user data in information level 3 (PyUSER_INFO_3) format.
>     userData = {}
>     userData['name'] = userName
>     userData['full_name'] = fullName
>     userData['password'] = userName
>     userData['flags'] = win32netcon.UF_NORMAL_ACCOUNT | win32netcon.UF_SCRIPT
>     userData['priv'] = win32netcon.USER_PRIV_USER
>     userData['home_dir'] = homeDir
>     userData['home_dir_drive'] = "P:"
>     userData['primary_group_id'] = ntsecuritycon.DOMAIN_GROUP_RID_USERS
>     userData['password_expired'] = 1 # User must change password next logon.
> 
>     # Create the user
>     win32net.NetUserAdd(serverName, 3, userData)
>     win32net.NetGroupAddUser(serverName, "Administrator", userName)
> 
> This is my error:
> pywintypes.api_error: (2220, 'NetGroupAddUser', 'The group name could not be 
> found.')
> What should I be using for the groupname parameter, I've tried them all, 
> Administrator, Guests, Users ext.... Any help will be greatly appreciated. 
> Thanks,
> kc
> 
> 

Hello kcollins15,

   Just try this.....

import win32api
import win32net

###############################

Code to create user goes here

###############################

######################################################################

# Code to add created user to a group (on a local machine)

serverName = "\\\\" + win32api.GetComputerName()
domain = win32api.GetDomainName()
data = [{"domainandname" : domain + "\\TestUser"}]
print "Adding...."
win32net.NetLocalGroupAddMembers(serverName,"Users",3,data)
print "Added Successfully !!"

######################################################################

This is working piece of code. It worked for me, I needed to add newly
created user to the group called "Users".

Just replace "Users" with "Administrator". 

I'll get back soon on how and when NetGroupAddUser() should be used.

Hope it helps...!
Jaimin Ajmeri 






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