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  • Hi all

    I am trying to write an app to automate several things that I have to do on a new computer once I have deployed an image, hoping someone could give me some pointers for them:-

    1) changing computer description - wmi perhaps?

    2) changing computer name - again wmi perhaps?

    3) changing permissions on an existing registry key to full control

    4) changing the "time to display list of operating systems" when booting from 30 secs to 3

    5) turn off simple file sharing

    6) and setting current user account so that password doesn't expire - at moment I do it from cmd prompt and do "wmic useraccount where "name='name'" set passwordexpires = false

    7) change power plan settings so put the computer to sleep is "never" on both battery and mains

    thanks


    Darren Rose


    • Edited by wingers Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:38 PM
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi Wingers,

    1) changing computer description - wmi perhaps?

    This value is in the key  System\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters. So you can change this key value. If there is no such key, please create one.

    2) changing computer name - again wmi perhaps?

    This value is in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ActiveComputerName. you can change this one.

    3) changing permissions on an existing registry key to full control

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ad8d0c0c-e9cd-4730-8538-1d3d8c3f67b2/ 

    And this class should be also helpful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.win32.registrykey.setaccesscontrol.aspx 

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.permissions.registrypermission.aspx 

    4) changing the "time to display list of operating systems" when booting from 30 secs to 3

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/thread/aac05ae8-2978-46e2-8f7f-00a2b78fb03e/ 

    5) turn off simple file sharing

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowssdk/thread/00b2df7c-bb40-4ec5-9107-b26fd676b1a7 

    6) and setting current user account so that password doesn't expire - at moment I do it from cmd prompt and do "wmic useraccount where "name='name'" set passwordexpires = false

    This documentation should give you some ideas: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/10dae29d-5d1d-44d8-9462-4d61f5bb856c 

    7) change power plan settings so put the computer to sleep is "never" on both battery and mains

    This documentation should be what you are looking for: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hxkc1kwd.aspx 

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
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    • Marked as answer by wingers Friday, May 04, 2012 4:16 PM
    Monday, April 30, 2012 11:08 AM
  • Hi Wingers,

    4)

    Yes, it is not VB.net code, but it shows you which WMI class is useful for this issue. Any way, please try this code:

            Dim p As New Process
            Dim pi As New ProcessStartInfo
            pi.FileName = "bcdedit"
            pi.Arguments = "/timeout 12"
            pi.RedirectStandardOutput = True
            pi.RedirectStandardError = True
            pi.UseShellExecute = False
            pi.CreateNoWindow = False
            p.StartInfo = pi
    
            p.Start()
            Console.WriteLine(p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd)
            p.WaitForExit()

    You need to run it as Administrator.

    6) Please try this code, and run it as administrator:

        Private Sub ChangePasswordExpires()
            Dim lbpasswordexpire_query As String = "SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount where name = 'TestUser' and localAccount = True"
            Dim lbpasswordexpire_searcher As New ManagementObjectSearcher(lbpasswordexpire_query)
    
            For Each info As ManagementObject In lbpasswordexpire_searcher.Get()
    
                Console.WriteLine(info.Properties("PasswordExpires").Value.ToString())
                'info.Properties("PasswordExpires").Value = False
                info.Scope.Options.EnablePrivileges = True
                info.SetPropertyValue("PasswordExpires", False)
                Dim putO As New PutOptions()
                putO.Type = PutType.UpdateOrCreate
                info.Put(putO)
            Next info
        End Sub

    7)

    Try this similar command lines with question 4:

    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -monitor-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -monitor-timeout-dc 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -disk-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -disk-timeout-dc 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -standby-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -standby-timeout-dc 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -hibernate-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -hibernate-timeout-dc 0

    This is what the changes you have to do when you disabled the sleep option.

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by wingers Friday, May 04, 2012 4:16 PM
    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:12 AM

All replies

  • Hi Wingers,

    1) changing computer description - wmi perhaps?

    This value is in the key  System\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters. So you can change this key value. If there is no such key, please create one.

    2) changing computer name - again wmi perhaps?

    This value is in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ActiveComputerName. you can change this one.

    3) changing permissions on an existing registry key to full control

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ad8d0c0c-e9cd-4730-8538-1d3d8c3f67b2/ 

    And this class should be also helpful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.win32.registrykey.setaccesscontrol.aspx 

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.permissions.registrypermission.aspx 

    4) changing the "time to display list of operating systems" when booting from 30 secs to 3

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/thread/aac05ae8-2978-46e2-8f7f-00a2b78fb03e/ 

    5) turn off simple file sharing

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowssdk/thread/00b2df7c-bb40-4ec5-9107-b26fd676b1a7 

    6) and setting current user account so that password doesn't expire - at moment I do it from cmd prompt and do "wmic useraccount where "name='name'" set passwordexpires = false

    This documentation should give you some ideas: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/10dae29d-5d1d-44d8-9462-4d61f5bb856c 

    7) change power plan settings so put the computer to sleep is "never" on both battery and mains

    This documentation should be what you are looking for: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hxkc1kwd.aspx 

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by wingers Friday, May 04, 2012 4:16 PM
    Monday, April 30, 2012 11:08 AM
  • Thanks Mike

    1) and 2) done

    3) will try later

    4) read through posted link, but still doesn't really help me achieve it

    5) looked at link and checked value in registry - doesn't seem to be relevant, as whether "use sharing wizard" is enabled or disabled - value is always 0   - UPDATE: found correct value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\SharingWizardOn

    6) have worked out how to find if enabled/disabled , but how can I then change a value using wmi:-

    Dim lbpasswordexpire_query As String = "SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount"
    
    Dim lbpasswordexpire_searcher As New ManagementObjectSearcher(lbpasswordexpire_query)
    
    For Each info As ManagementObject In lbpasswordexpire_searcher.Get()
      
    If info.Properties("Name").Value = "lblocal" Then
    
                    tblbpasswordexpires.Text = info.Properties(
    "PasswordExpires").Value.ToString()
    
    End If
    
    Next info

    7) this only seems to cover getting "powerstate" - can't find anything to do with being able to change power plan settings


    Darren Rose





    • Edited by wingers Monday, April 30, 2012 5:03 PM
    Monday, April 30, 2012 3:19 PM
  • Hi Wingers,

    4)

    Yes, it is not VB.net code, but it shows you which WMI class is useful for this issue. Any way, please try this code:

            Dim p As New Process
            Dim pi As New ProcessStartInfo
            pi.FileName = "bcdedit"
            pi.Arguments = "/timeout 12"
            pi.RedirectStandardOutput = True
            pi.RedirectStandardError = True
            pi.UseShellExecute = False
            pi.CreateNoWindow = False
            p.StartInfo = pi
    
            p.Start()
            Console.WriteLine(p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd)
            p.WaitForExit()

    You need to run it as Administrator.

    6) Please try this code, and run it as administrator:

        Private Sub ChangePasswordExpires()
            Dim lbpasswordexpire_query As String = "SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount where name = 'TestUser' and localAccount = True"
            Dim lbpasswordexpire_searcher As New ManagementObjectSearcher(lbpasswordexpire_query)
    
            For Each info As ManagementObject In lbpasswordexpire_searcher.Get()
    
                Console.WriteLine(info.Properties("PasswordExpires").Value.ToString())
                'info.Properties("PasswordExpires").Value = False
                info.Scope.Options.EnablePrivileges = True
                info.SetPropertyValue("PasswordExpires", False)
                Dim putO As New PutOptions()
                putO.Type = PutType.UpdateOrCreate
                info.Put(putO)
            Next info
        End Sub

    7)

    Try this similar command lines with question 4:

    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -monitor-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -monitor-timeout-dc 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -disk-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -disk-timeout-dc 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -standby-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -standby-timeout-dc 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -hibernate-timeout-ac 0
    c:\windows\system32\powercfg.exe -change -hibernate-timeout-dc 0

    This is what the changes you have to do when you disabled the sleep option.

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by wingers Friday, May 04, 2012 4:16 PM
    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:12 AM
  • 4) code doesn't work for me - ran as admin which my app does anyway - and get win32exception - the system cannot find the file specified on the p.start() line

    Darren Rose

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:37 AM
  • Hi Wingers,

    I have test the code like this: 

        Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
            Dim p As New Process
            Dim pi As New ProcessStartInfo
            pi.FileName = "bcdedit"
            pi.Arguments = "/timeout 12"
            pi.RedirectStandardOutput = True
            pi.RedirectStandardError = True
            pi.UseShellExecute = False
            pi.CreateNoWindow = False
            p.StartInfo = pi
    
            p.Start()
            Console.WriteLine(p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd)
            p.WaitForExit()
        End Sub

    And what is yours? And what is the win32Exception message?

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:50 AM
  • 6) works fine - thanks


    Darren Rose

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:00 PM
  • Hi Wingers,

    I have test the code like this: 

        Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
            Dim p As New Process
            Dim pi As New ProcessStartInfo
            pi.FileName = "bcdedit"
            pi.Arguments = "/timeout 12"
            pi.RedirectStandardOutput = True
            pi.RedirectStandardError = True
            pi.UseShellExecute = False
            pi.CreateNoWindow = False
            p.StartInfo = pi
    
            p.Start()
            Console.WriteLine(p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd)
            p.WaitForExit()
        End Sub

    And what is yours? And what is the win32Exception message?

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
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    My code is same - but just when button clicked rather than form load

    Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            Dim p As New Process
            Dim pi As New ProcessStartInfo
            pi.FileName = "bcdedit"
            pi.Arguments = "/timeout 12"
            pi.RedirectStandardOutput = True
            pi.RedirectStandardError = True
            pi.UseShellExecute = False
            pi.CreateNoWindow = False
            p.StartInfo = pi
    
            p.Start()
            Console.WriteLine(p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd)
            p.WaitForExit()
    
        End Sub

    the error as I said above is win32exception - "the system cannot find the file specified" and it occurs on the p.Start() line

    full exception code:-

    System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception was unhandled
      ErrorCode=-2147467259
      HResult=-2147467259
      Message=The system cannot find the file specified
      NativeErrorCode=2
      Source=System
      StackTrace:
           at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
           at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
           at LB_Imaging_App.Form1.Button1_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\Users\Darren Rose\Documents\Visual Studio 11\Projects\LB Imaging App\LB Imaging App\Form1.vb:line 78
           at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
           at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
           at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.DebuggableCallback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
           at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG& msg)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(IntPtr dwComponentID, Int32 reason, Int32 pvLoopData)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
           at System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(ApplicationContext context)
           at Microsoft.VisualBasic.ApplicationServices.WindowsFormsApplicationBase.OnRun()
           at Microsoft.VisualBasic.ApplicationServices.WindowsFormsApplicationBase.DoApplicationModel()
           at Microsoft.VisualBasic.ApplicationServices.WindowsFormsApplicationBase.Run(String[] commandLine)
           at LB_Imaging_App.My.MyApplication.Main(String[] Args) in 17d14f5c-a337-4978-8281-53493378c1071.vb:line 81
           at System.AppDomain._nExecuteAssembly(RuntimeAssembly assembly, String[] args)
           at System.AppDomain.ExecuteAssembly(String assemblyFile, Evidence assemblySecurity, String[] args)
           at Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.HostProc.RunUsersAssembly()
           at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
           at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
           at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
           at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
           at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()
      InnerException:


    Darren Rose

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:02 PM
  • Hi Darren,

    Please check this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709667(v=ws.10).aspx 

    BCDEdit is the primary tool for editing the boot configuration of Windows Vista and later versions of Windows. It is included with the Windows Vista distribution in the %WINDIR%\System32 folder.

    If your system is Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, you can also check is there such a file named bcdedit in %WINDIR%\System32.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:33 PM
  • 3) changing permissions on an existing registry key to full control

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ad8d0c0c-e9cd-4730-8538-1d3d8c3f67b2/ 

    And this class should be also helpful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.win32.registrykey.setaccesscontrol.aspx 

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.permissions.registrypermission.aspx 

    Tried playing about with the code on above links , but stuggling to get anything to do what I want

    Basically need to change users to full control (rather than default read) to this key:-

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSLicensing


    Darren Rose

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:33 PM
  • Hi Darren,

    Please check this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709667(v=ws.10).aspx 

    BCDEdit is the primary tool for editing the boot configuration of Windows Vista and later versions of Windows. It is included with the Windows Vista distribution in the %WINDIR%\System32 folder.

    If your system is Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, you can also check is there such a file named bcdedit in %WINDIR%\System32.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    very odd then - as it is Windows 7 and bcdedit.exe is located in correct place - so not sure why it is not working

    i get same error if I just use "System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("c:\windows\system32\bcdedit.exe /timeout 12")

    UPDATE

    It is some sort of path issue - because if I copy bcdedit into the apps bin/debug folder then it works fine - so any ideas anyone as to why despite me telling it to look in c:\windows\system32 it is not?


    Darren Rose



    • Edited by wingers Tuesday, May 01, 2012 2:57 PM
    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 1:55 PM
  • Hi Darren,

    >>It is some sort of path issue - because if I copy bcdedit into the apps bin/debug folder then it works fine - so any ideas anyone as to why despite me telling it to look in c:\windows\system32 it is not?

    Please check the environment variables "path", is there a path "%SystemRoot%\system32;"? 

     You can view or modify the environment variables by selecting System from the Control Panel, selecting Advanced system settings, and clickingEnvironment Variables.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:33 AM
  • Hi Darren,

    >>It is some sort of path issue - because if I copy bcdedit into the apps bin/debug folder then it works fine - so any ideas anyone as to why despite me telling it to look in c:\windows\system32 it is not?

    Please check the environment variables "path", is there a path "%SystemRoot%\system32;"? 

     You can view or modify the environment variables by selecting System from the Control Panel, selecting Advanced system settings, and clickingEnvironment Variables.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.


    yes that path exists in my environment variables

    Darren Rose

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:15 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition to current answers you could also try to ask in a Windows administration group. AFAIK you should have some deployment and administrative tools allowing to do all that and much more rather than coding it yourself.


    Please always mark whatever response solved your issue so that the thread is properly marked as "Answered".

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:18 AM
  • Hi Darren,

    >>It is some sort of path issue - because if I copy bcdedit into the apps bin/debug folder then it works fine - so any ideas anyone as to why despite me telling it to look in c:\windows\system32 it is not?

    Please check the environment variables "path", is there a path "%SystemRoot%\system32;"? 

     You can view or modify the environment variables by selecting System from the Control Panel, selecting Advanced system settings, and clickingEnvironment Variables.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    found the problem - I had a correct path entry for system32 under system variables - but for some reason there was a blank path entry under user variables - I removed this and now works fine

    Thanks Mike

    Can someone help further please with my other post above:-

    3) changing permissions on an existing registry key to full control

    Please take a look at this similar thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ad8d0c0c-e9cd-4730-8538-1d3d8c3f67b2/

    And this class should be also helpful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.win32.registrykey.setaccesscontrol.aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.permissions.registrypermission.aspx

    Tried playing about with the code on above links , but stuggling to get anything to do what I want

    Basically need to change users to full control (rather than default read) to this key:-

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSLicensing


    Darren Rose


    Darren Rose


    • Edited by wingers Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:30 PM
    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:30 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition to current answers you could also try to ask in a Windows administration group. AFAIK you should have some deployment and administrative tools allowing to do all that and much more rather than coding it yourself.


    Please always mark whatever response solved your issue so that the thread is properly marked as "Answered".

    Hi Patrice

    Yes I expect there are plenty of tools that will do that and lots more - but this tool is needed to do these specific things and other functions that I have already coded - most of which are specific to the company rather than generic things that other tools would do - thanks for your answer though


    Darren Rose

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:32 PM
  • Hi Darren,

    Please try the first sample in the documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.accesscontrol.registrysecurity.aspx#Y6300 

    Because your requirement is create a full control permission, so change the code from 

    RegistryRights.ReadKey

    to 

    RegistryRights.FullControl

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
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    Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:02 AM
  • Hi Darren,

    Please try the first sample in the documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.accesscontrol.registrysecurity.aspx#Y6300 

    Because your requirement is create a full control permission, so change the code from 

    RegistryRights.ReadKey

    to 

    RegistryRights.FullControl

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Thanks - had already read that article and cannot see how it helps - as I need to set permission for all users "users" to full control for that key - all the samples show changing it for current user not the users group

    Darren Rose

    Thursday, May 03, 2012 11:14 AM
  • 2) changing computer name - again wmi perhaps?

    This value is in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ActiveComputerName. you can change this one.

    Thought this was working, but as soon as I reboot the computer name changes back to the previous name

    Any ideas?


    Darren Rose

    Saturday, May 05, 2012 2:03 PM