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need a script to test local admin access with specific credentials

Posted on 2009-02-16
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Can someone provide me with a script that I can run against several hundred PC's to test a specific administrator account.

We need to verify if a specific account credentials have been granted local admin rights on all the PC's in an office.
For example: the credentials could be: LAuser   password: 5j5dkitn
I would like to have a script that would check an input .csv or .txt file, that i could paste in 200+ IP addresses.

I need to script to go to each entry in the input file and check if that  account has local admin rights on each PC.



Question by:siber1
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Expert Comment

ID: 23655208
Try the script below (start with a short list of test machines/IP addresses).
It will process the machines given in the text file and create a comma-separated log file. Just adjust the variables at the beginning.
Note that any of the following characters in the password might cause problems: ^ % & ( ) < > |

@echo off
set MachineFile=C:\test.txt
:: *** Prepend the account with "DOMAINNAME\" if it's a domain account; using just the name will authenticate as a local account on the target machine:
set User=DOMAINNAME\LAuser
set Password=5j5dkitn
set LogFile=%~dpn0.log
if exist "%LogFile%" del "%LogFile%"
for /f %%a in ('type "%MachineFile%"') do call :process %%a
goto :eof
echo Processing %1 ...
ping -n 2 %1 | find /i "TTL" >NUL
if errorlevel 1 (
  >>"%LogFile%" echo %1,No Response
  echo ... no response.
  goto :eof
net use \\%1\Admin$ "%Password%" /user:%User% >NUL 2>&1
if errorlevel 1 (
  >>"%LogFile%" echo %1,Access denied
  echo ... access denied.
  goto :eof
>>"%LogFile%" echo %1,Admin access
echo ... admin access.
net use \\%1\Admin$ /delete

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Author Comment

ID: 23657824
thank you Obda.. i will test it as soon as possible and let you know.


Author Comment

ID: 23665212
Obda, I just tested your script in the lab. having an issue.

1. when i enter just the local administrator account, the script fails, and I get an access is denied. [even when entering the proper local admin credentials.

The testing i will be running is to use the local admin account, not a domain admin account. can you provide a solution for this? im sure its just a small change to your script.

thx - Mike

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Expert Comment

ID: 23665370
For a local user, just set the user variable to the user name:
set User=Administrator
- Make sure that there are no existing network connections to the target machine.
Otherwise add the line
net use * /delete /yes
at the beginning of the script.
- Make sure administrative shares aren't disabled on the target machines
- Make sure the password doesn't contain any of the characters I listed above.

Author Comment

ID: 23676819
Hello OBda,
I just finished retesting your script, it still is not working for the local administrator account.
can you please re-check your code? it works perfect when specifying a domain admin account, but does not work with local administrator [no domain in front]
i've also followed your steps above, still having problems.

thanks very much!
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Accepted Solution

oBdA earned 2000 total points
ID: 23678861
And the local admin hasn't been renamed, and that it actually has admin credentials? Can you map admin$ in Explorer by specifying local credentials?
You can try to precede the account with the remote machine name as well; change line 19 to this:
net use \\%1\Admin$ "%Password%" /user:%1\%User% >NUL 2>&1

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31547462
thanks oBdA, that did the trick.
working great now.

thanks again!


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