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Creating/Disabling local user on a remote computer with VBscript

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Hi,

I am trying to modify couple of scripts that I have found on here http://www.activexperts.com/activmonitor/windowsmanagement/adminscripts/usersgroups/localusers/ to be executed with alternate credentials and I am having some troubles.  The alternate credentials that I want to use is a local user on a target computer.

Here are the two scripts:

'Creating user
strComputer = "MyComputer"
Set colAccounts = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "")
Set objUser = colAccounts.Create("user", "Admin2")
objUser.SetPassword "test"
objUser.SetInfo

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'Disable User
strComputer = "MyComputer"
Set objUser = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "/Guest")
objUser.AccountDisabled = True
objUser.SetInfo

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I found an article that talks about specifying alternate users here http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2004/12/13/how-can-i-run-a-script-under-alternate-credentials.aspx but can't figure out how to user their example to modify my two scripts.

Can anyone assist?

Thanks
Alex
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Hello there,

It should go like this.

Chris
Set objNamespace = GetObject("WinNT:")
Set objComputer = objNamespace.OpenDSObject("WinNT://" & strComputer, "SomeUsername", "SomePassword", 0)
Set objUser = objComputer.Create("user", "Admin2")
objUser.SetPassword "test"
objUser.SetInfo

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Missed the "where", SomeUsername and SomePassword represent the account you wish to connect to the remote system with.

Chris
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