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System.Environment.UserName in a .net setup project gives me SYSTEM

Posted on 2009-07-09
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Hi,
when starting my application from autostart or by an icon-click System.Environment.UserName gives me the logged in user's name. I want this.

When starting from a .net setup project (on finish) System.Environment.UserName gives me "SYSTEM". I don't want this.

Grateful for an answer!
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Question by:Jonasxx
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I know that MSIExec does some of its work under a LocalSystem process, so that's probably what's happening. Have you tried using WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name instead? It might give you the same result, but it's worth a try.
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WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name is the same. I guess a part of the problem is that there can be many user logged in at the same time, solved it by in System.Management.
if (System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().IsSystem)

                    {

                        ConnectionOptions co = new ConnectionOptions();

                        ManagementScope ms = new ManagementScope(@"\\localhost\root\cimv2", co);

                        ObjectQuery oq = new ObjectQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem");

                        ManagementObjectSearcher searcher = new ManagementObjectSearcher(ms, oq);

                        ManagementObjectCollection collection = searcher.Get();

                        foreach (ManagementObject mo in collection)

                        {

                            userName = mo["UserName"].ToString();

                            int position = userName.LastIndexOf(@"\");

                            if (position != -1)

                            {

                                userName = userName.Substring(++position);

                            }

                            break;

                        }

                    }

                }

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