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Language: NT
Expertise: Beginner
Apr 12, 1999



Building the Right Environment to Support AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Listing admins for remote computers

Is there a way to pass in a local workstation's host name and get a return of a list of the local administrators for that workstation? I have seen this in the Hyena program and wanted to do the same from VB5/VB6 code.

On a form with a command button and a listbox, paste the following code:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
   Dim vntRtn As Variant
   Dim lngNumItems As Long
   Dim lngLoop As Long
   vntRtn = Module1.GetAdminUsers("PDCNEW")
   On Error Resume Next
   lngNumItems = UBound(vntRtn)
   On Error GoTo 0
   If lngNumItems > 0 Then
      For lngLoop = 1 To lngNumItems
         Me.List1.AddItem vntRtn(lngLoop)
      Next lngLoop
   End If
End Sub
In a BAS file called Module1, paste the following code:

Option Explicit

Private Declare Function NetUserEnum _
   Lib "netapi32" _
   (abytServer As Byte, _
    ByVal Level As Long, _
    ByVal Flags As Long, _
    lngBuffer As Long, _
    ByVal MaxLen As Long, _
    lpEntriesRead As Long, _
    lpTotalEntries As Long, _
    lpResume_Handle As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function NetApiBufferFree _
   Lib "netapi32" _
   (ByVal pBuffer As Long) As Long
Private Declare Sub CopyMem _
   Lib "kernel32" Alias "RtlMoveMemory" _
   (pTo As Any, _
    uFrom As Any, _
    ByVal lSize As Long)
Private Declare Function lstrlenW _
   Lib "kernel32" _
   (ByVal lpString As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function lstrlen _
   Lib "kernel32" _
   (ByVal lpString As Long) As Long

Private Const USER_PRIV_GUEST       As Long = &H0
Private Const USER_PRIV_USER        As Long = &H1
Private Const USER_PRIV_ADMIN       As Long = &H2

Private Const constUserInfo1        As Long = 1

Private Type USER_INFO_1_API
    usri1_name          As Long
    usri1_password      As Long
    usri1_password_age  As Long
    usri1_priv          As Long
    usri1_home_dir      As Long
    usri1_comment       As Long
    usri1_flags         As Long
    usri1_script_path   As Long
End Type

Private Type USER_INFO_1
    usri1_name          As String
    usri1_password      As Long
    usri1_password_age  As Long
    usri1_priv          As Long
    usri1_home_dir      As String
    usri1_comment       As String
    usri1_flags         As Long
    usri1_script_path   As String
End Type

Private Const NERR_Success As Long = 0&
Private Const ERROR_MORE_DATA As Long = 234&

Public Function GetAdminUsers(Optional ByVal xi_strServer As String) As Variant
   Dim lngBuffer           As Long
   Dim abytServer()        As Byte
   Dim atypUsers()         As USER_INFO_1_API
   Dim astrAdmins()        As String
   Dim strName             As String
   Dim lngTotalUsers       As Long
   Dim lngTotalUsersRead   As Long
   Dim lngRtn              As Long
   Dim lngResumeHwnd       As Long
   Dim lngNumAdmins        As Long
   Dim lngLevel            As Long
   Dim lngLoop             As Long
   Const Flags& = 0
   If Len(xi_strServer) = 0 Then
      abytServer = ""
      If InStr(1, xi_strServer, "\\", vbTextCompare) <= 0 Then
         xi_strServer = "\\" & xi_strServer
         ' Already OK
      End If
      abytServer = xi_strServer & vbNullChar
   End If
    'call API to Enumerate users
   If Len(xi_strServer) <> 0 Then
      lngRtn = NetUserEnum(abytServer(0), constUserInfo1, _
                           Flags, lngBuffer, _
                           &H4000, lngTotalUsersRead, _
                           lngTotalUsers, lngResumeHwnd)
      lngRtn = NetUserEnum(ByVal 0&, constUserInfo1, _
                           Flags, lngBuffer, _
                           &H4000, lngTotalUsersRead, _
                           lngTotalUsers, lngResumeHwnd)
   End If
   If lngTotalUsersRead > 0 Then
      ReDim atypUsers(0 To lngTotalUsersRead - 1)
      CopyMem atypUsers(0), _
              ByVal lngBuffer, _
              Len(atypUsers(0)) * lngTotalUsersRead
      lngLoop = 0
      lngNumAdmins = 0
      For lngLoop = 0 To lngTotalUsers - 1
         strName = PointerToStringW(atypUsers(lngLoop).usri1_name)
         lngLevel = atypUsers(lngLoop).usri1_priv
         If lngLevel = USER_PRIV_ADMIN Then
            lngNumAdmins = lngNumAdmins + 1
            ReDim Preserve astrAdmins(1 To lngNumAdmins)
            astrAdmins(lngNumAdmins) = strName
         End If
      Next lngLoop
   End If
   ' Set the return value
   GetAdminUsers = astrAdmins
   If lngBuffer Then
      NetApiBufferFree lngBuffer
   End If
End Function

Private Function PointerToStringW(lpStringW As Long) As String
   Dim Buffer() As Byte
   Dim nLen As Long
   If lpStringW Then
      nLen = lstrlenW(lpStringW) * 2
      If nLen Then
         ReDim Buffer(0 To (nLen - 1)) As Byte
         CopyMem Buffer(0), ByVal lpStringW, nLen
         PointerToStringW = Buffer
      End If
   End If
End Function
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