Solved

How can I impersonate an account in vbscript

Posted on 2011-03-22
5
1,748 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am trying to configure some VBScripts to run within a third-party system.  I need to impersonate a domain user from within the script.  How can this be done?  Normally the WMI classes allow impersonate, but, I am trying to use the Scripting.FileSystemObject.
0
Comment
Question by:wls3
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:holthd
ID: 35194809
Is it an possiblity to run the entire script as another user? If so you can achieve this using Windows' built-in 'runas.exe' or a scheduled task, depending on your scenario.

If you trigger it remotely you can use 'psexec.exe' by Sysinternals (Microsoft).

If you need to trigger only a portion of the script as userA while the main script runs as userB you can allways re-call a portion of the script through WshShell.Run "Runas.exe <args> C:\Scripts\PortionOfMainScript.vbs". Might get messy. Use arguments to pass variables to the portion script.

-Daniel
0
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
RobSampson earned 500 total points
ID: 35195355
If you want to do it with the FileSystemObject, you need to create a pipe, using alternate credentials.

            
		On Error Resume Next
		objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive "\\" & strComputer & "\IPC$", True, False
		Err.Clear
		On Error GoTo 0
		objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "", "\\" & strComputer & "\IPC$", False, strUsername, strPassword
		' Use FSO methods now
		

Open in new window


Regards,

Rob.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:wls3
ID: 35199016
Thanks Rob.  I had not had to dig into those NetworkDrive methods before.  I am checking them out on MSDN now.  Appreciate the pointer.
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:RobSampson
ID: 35202815
Thanks for the grade, you'll also want to remove the mapping again after you use the FSO methods.

Rob.
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:wls3
ID: 35203336
Appreciate the follow up comment.  I had seen some other folks suggesting something along these lines, but, I didn't know this was essentially creating a pipe.  From what I had seen I just assumed the close was to dispose of the object, not a pipe.  Again, thanks.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to sharpen your skills and increase training.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello again, all.  For those of you that have been following along, you'll know that this is my third article on this topic (though it is not Part III).  This article is sort of remedial, and probably the topic with which I should have started the s…
This article is the result of a quest to better understand Task Scheduler 2.0 and all the newer objects available in vbscript in this version over  the limited options we had scripting in Task Scheduler 1.0.  As I started my journey of knowledge I f…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question