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How can I find out what accounts are running what services across my windows 2k3 domain?

Posted on 2009-04-07
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Following an outbreak of conficker my client has restricted access to launch exe as services and the like.  Upon relaxing the security we are finding that certain services are not lauching eg dhcp client.  This is down to permissions I know however I would like to find out what accounts are associated to what services as we have serveral instances where the same service is local system on one machine and network service on another
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This batch script below will give you the information you need - I've chosen to just echo the information out in CSV format, but you can do what like with it.

You'll be using the Windows-supplied tool, SC.EXE and you'll also need to use a .VBS script which you can download from here (extract it from the ZIP):

Sample output:

WZCSVC, Wireless Zero Configuration, AUTHORITY\NetworkService
xmlprov, Network Provisioning Service, AUTHORITY\NetworkService
SAVService, Sophos Anti-Virus, AUTHORITY\LocalService
SAVAdminService, Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter, AUTHORITY\LocalService
Steve :)

@echo off

SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

for /f "tokens=1,*" %%i in ('cscript //NoLogo check_service.wsf /info') do (

    if "%%i"=="Service:" (

        set ShortName=%%j

    ) else (

        if "%%i"=="Description:" (

			set LongName=%%j

			for /f "usebackq tokens=4" %%k in (`sc qc !ShortName!^|find "SERVICE_START_NAME"`) do (

				set StartName=%%k

			)

			echo !ShortName!, !LongName!, !StartName!

        )

    )

)

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Thanks have downloaded and will give it a try, I am not much of a vbs programmer, so may need some more help.  Does anyone know of anything  that has a nice gui
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You don't need to touch the VBS.  If you look at line 12 of the code snippet above (it's a DOS batch file), I echo out 3 values.  It's up to you what you want to do with them... anything tricky, just post back again.

Steve :)
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by:nashton99
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thats great and I can run it fine, but what i would really like to do is run it from a client aqnd check all servers on, the domain and then produce a report, any further tips would be greatly appreciated.  
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Depending on how many servers you have, I think the easiest way might be to use a GPO and configure it to run as a login script (for Administrator?).  You could then adapt the batch file to copy its output to a network share, in a file named %COMPUTERNAME%.TXT, for example?

Take a look at the modified batch file below.

Steve :)

@echo off

SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion
 

set NetworkDir=\\<SERVER>\<SHARE>
 

for /f "tokens=1,*" %%i in ('cscript //NoLogo check_service.wsf /info') do (

    if "%%i"=="Service:" (

        set ShortName=%%j

    ) else (

        if "%%i"=="Description:" (

            set LongName=%%j

            for /f "usebackq tokens=4" %%k in (`sc qc !ShortName!^|find "SERVICE_START_NAME"`) do (

                set StartName=%%k

            )

            echo !ShortName!, !LongName!, !StartName!>>"%0.out"

        )

    )

)
 

if exist "%0.out" (

    move "%0.out" "%NetworkDir%\%COMPUTERNAME%.txt"

    del "%0.out"

)

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You could also play with the PsTools package from Microsoft/Sysinternals to run this remotely.

Steve :)
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Thanks again steve been out of the office today but will have a play over the weekend with pstools and the batch file etc.  But I am liking the idea.
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Really basic auditing sorting thank you.  Simple, effective and fast solution
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