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Accessing WinXP local users and groups via Java

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I'm writing something in Java that requires access to Windows XP local groups and users.
I'm trying to find a way to check whether a certain user or group exists, if the user is a part of a specific group or not, etc. Also, creating/deleting local users and groups.

What's the best way to do this?
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Question by:maor
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use a command line tool like: net user , gpresult , etc
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ntcmds.mspx?mfr=true

call it using Runtime.exec()
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JNI or Runtime.exec() as suggested by hoomanv should be better option
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I'll look into these suggestions and see if they work, but concerning the link provided by hoomanv: where was it supposed to direct me?
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its an xp command line referece, since your application is os specific, you might want to look into the list to find commands for your need
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