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Can a service running as NetworkService see logged on users?

I've got a windows service running as NetworkService on a WinXP Pro
machine. Is there a way for it to find the Active Directory account of
the logged on user? I don't mind switching the service to run as a
"Domain Admin" if needed, but I *need* to find out the LDAP path for the
user.

Thanks!
Nov 17 '05 #1
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"Stephen Corey" <swc@_NOSPAM_wa rdandsmith.com> wrote in message
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I've got a windows service running as NetworkService on a WinXP Pro
machine. Is there a way for it to find the Active Directory account of the
logged on user? I don't mind switching the service to run as a "Domain
Admin" if needed, but I *need* to find out the LDAP path for the user.


There isn't necessarily a _single_ logged on user in light of terminal
services, fast user switching etc.

That said, this link

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...n_sessions.asp

shows how to enumerate all of logons on a system and this link

shows how to get information about each one:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...nformation.asp

The two links should get you started. Please post follow-up in the kernel
group:

microsoft.publi c.win32.program mer.kernel

Regards,
Will
Nov 17 '05 #2

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