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7.11 Getting Information About the Current User on Windows NT/2000
Credit: Wolfgang Strobl
If the user is validated on the domain rather than locally, it's not all that hard to get information from the domain controller:
import win32api, win32net, win32netcon def UserGetInfo(user=None): if user is None: user=win32api.GetUserName( ) dc=win32net.NetServerEnum(None, 100, win32netcon.SV_TYPE_DOMAIN_CTRL) if dc: # We have a domain controller; query it dcname=dc['name'] return win32net.NetUserGetInfo("\\\\"+dcname, user, 1) else: # No domain controller; try getting info locally return win32net.NetUserGetInfo(None, user, 1) if _ _name_ _=="_ _main_ _": print UserGetInfo( )
The following call:
win32net.NetUserGetInfo(None, win32api.GetUserName( ), 1)
works only for users logged into the local machine but fails for domain users. This recipe shows how to find the domain controller (if it exists) and query it about the user.
Obviously, this recipe works only on Windows NT/2000. In addition, it needs Mark Hammond's Win32 extensions, which goes almost without saying, since you can hardly do effective system-administration work with Python on Windows without those extensions (or a distribution that already includes them).
7.11.4 See Also
Documentation for win32api, win32net, and win32netcon in win32all (http://starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/win32/Downloads.html) or ActivePython (http://www.activestate.com/ActivePython/); Windows API documentation available from Microsoft (http://msdn.microsoft.com); Python Programming on Win32, by Mark Hammond and Andy Robinson (O'Reilly).
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