User Account Information in vb.net

Posted on 2011-02-23
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How to get user accounts information i.e. user name, password,domain,groups (whether administratiors or others,etc.)
of the computer using vb.net

please help, its very urgent...
Question by:gopalhazel
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Dhaest earned 2000 total points
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Retrieving password of windows: luckily not possible :)

With AD:
*  you can use WindowsPrincipal.IsInRole() to check if the user belongs to a specific group:
*  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.directoryservices.accountmanagement.userprincipal.getauthorizationgroups.aspx

Retrieve current Windows user information using VB.NET

Working with Active Directory in VB.NET

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can anubody give me the sample code or example to get the user accounts information of the computer using vb.net..
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Get Current Username in VB.NET
Declare Function GetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias _ 
       "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, _ 
       ByRef nSize As Integer) As Integer 

   Public Function GetUserName() As String 
       Dim iReturn As Integer 
       Dim userName As String 
       userName = New String(CChar(" "), 50) 
       iReturn = GetUserName(userName, 50) 
       GetUserName = userName.Substring(0, userName.IndexOf(Chr(0))) 
   End Function

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Get the current user's name in Visual Basic .NET
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal _
    e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    lblUserName.Text = SystemInformation.UserName
End Sub

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