OpenProcessToken and win98

Posted on 2004-08-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-05

I am executing the following code in win98 and get the following error when the return value is passed to Win32Check:- the function can only be run in win32 mode.

The offending function seems to be OpenProcessToken, because the last message(I inserted) is 'got here 4'(in the code below). All that I want to do is get the username and domain he has logged onto under win 98.

Many Thanks,

procedure GetForegroundProcessUser(out UserName, UserDomain: string);
  Wnd: THandle;
  ProcessID: Cardinal;
  Process, ProcessToken: THandle;
  Buffer: Pointer;
  BufferSize: Cardinal;
  UserNameSize, UserDomainSize, NameUse: Cardinal;
  aRes: bool;

 showmessage('got here 0');
  Wnd := GetForegroundWindow;
  showmessage('got here 1');
  ProcessID := 0;
  GetWindowThreadProcessId(Wnd, @ProcessID);
  showmessage('got here 2');
  Process := OpenProcess(PROCESS_ALL_ACCESS, False, ProcessID);
    showmessage('got here 3');
    aRes := OpenProcessToken(Process, TOKEN_QUERY, ProcessToken);
    showmessage('got here 4');
    showmessage('got here 5');
      Buffer := nil;
      BufferSize := 0;
      GetTokenInformation(ProcessToken, TokenUser, nil, 0, BufferSize);
      showmessage('got here 6');
      if GetLastError <> ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER then
      Buffer := AllocMem(BufferSize);
//        Win32Check(GetTokenInformation(ProcessToken, TokenUser, Buffer, BufferSize, BufferSize));
        UserNameSize := 0;
        UserDomainSize := 0;
        NameUse := 0;
        showmessage('got here 7');
        LookupAccountSid(nil, PSidAndAttributes(Buffer)^.Sid, nil, UserNameSize, nil, UserDomainSize, NameUse);
        if GetLastError <> ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER then
        showmessage('got here 7');
        SetLength(UserName, UserNameSize - 1);
        SetLength(UserDomain, UserDomainSize - 1);
//        Win32Check(LookupAccountSid(nil, PSidAndAttributes(Buffer)^.Sid, PChar(UserName), UserNameSize,
//          PChar(UserDomain), UserDomainSize, NameUse));
Question by:Diono
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Accepted Solution

Wim ten Brink earned 500 total points
ID: 11768582
Read this part:

Client: Requires Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows NT Workstation 3.1 and later.
Server: Requires Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows NT Server 3.1 and later.
Header: Declared in Winbase.h; include Windows.h.
Library: Use Advapi32.lib.

Unfortunately, Windows 98 doesn't support this function and will just return a useless error code... This is not a suprise since W98 doesn't have the same security system as W2K, NT and XP...

I even wonder if you can get the user and domain in Windows 98 because it could run without any security at all... With a single user and no domain.


Author Comment

ID: 11769971
surely there must be a system variable somewhere on the client holding the domain the user has logged on to!

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Expert Comment

by:Wim ten Brink
ID: 11772149
Well, for retrieving the username, you can use the GetUsername API in Windows. Or this function:

function UserName: string;
  AName: PChar;
  ASize: DWORD;
  ASize := 128;
  AName := StrAlloc(ASize);
  if Windows.GetUserName(AName, ASize) then
    Result := AName
    Result := '';

For the domain name you'd normally use SSPI which is described by MS at but I don't know how well this is supported by any Windows 98 system. Since the default W98 system doesn't have any user validation, I do think you have a helluvajob checking all the requirements. Anyway, I once had the same task as you and just told my employer that it would take too much time to develop. I advised him to put W2K as a minimum requirement for our software and he listened to that advise...

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