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Windows 8 retrieve username information.

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Hi, i want to retrieve the current user information like, Name, Full name, Description, and other data like the email, which is stored because windows 8 logs in with that information and appears in the users menu.

I have no idea, I've googled it and i don't know how to get this kind of information.

I'm working in windows 8 non domain host.

EDIT: I've found something: >LINK

But not full name or email, how can i have this information?

Edited by adrigalilea

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You could grab that data with WMI

#include <array.au3>

Static $wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
Static $wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
Local $colItems = ""
Local $strComputer = "localhost"

$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount", "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

Local $aReturn[100][3]
Local $i = 0

If IsObj($colItems) Then
    For $objItem In $colItems
        $aReturn[$i][0] = $objItem.Name
        $aReturn[$i][1] = $objItem.Description
        $aReturn[$i][2] = $objItem.FullName
        $i += 1
    Next
    ReDim $aReturn[$i][3]
Else
    MsgBox(0, "WMI Output", "No WMI Objects Found for class: " & "Win32_UserAccount")
EndIf

_ArrayDisplay($aReturn, 'Users', '', 0, Default, 'Name|Description|FullName')

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You could grab that data with WMI

#include <array.au3>

Static $wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
Static $wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
Local $colItems = ""
Local $strComputer = "localhost"

$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_UserAccount", "WQL", $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

Local $aReturn[100][3]
Local $i = 0

If IsObj($colItems) Then
    For $objItem In $colItems
        $aReturn[$i][0] = $objItem.Name
        $aReturn[$i][1] = $objItem.Description
        $aReturn[$i][2] = $objItem.FullName
        $i += 1
    Next
    ReDim $aReturn[$i][3]
Else
    MsgBox(0, "WMI Output", "No WMI Objects Found for class: " & "Win32_UserAccount")
EndIf

_ArrayDisplay($aReturn, 'Users', '', 0, Default, 'Name|Description|FullName')

Cool, works perfect, but is there anyway to get the email too?

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Is an email going to be part of a local user profile in a non AD environment?

I don't have access to my Win8 machine at the moment.  Is this new to Win8?

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I think is new in windows 8 as far as you create the user as microsoft suggest with your outlook mail. I think is part of the local user profile and internally instead of the username that appears its using the mail instead as i saw several times like in the registry, for example in the default logon user the reference to the user is the mail and not the name of the user. Example:

  • open cmd -> whoami -> NameOfTheComputerUsername
  • open cmd -> echo %username% -> Username
  • open regedit -> HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon -> DefaultUserName -> MicrosoftAccountUserMail@outlook.com

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I can't test alternatives since I'm not in front of a Win8 machine at the moment, but if you're saying you can grab it via registry, why not just script that?

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I can't test alternatives since I'm not in front of a Win8 machine at the moment, but if you're saying you can grab it via registry, why not just script that?

Because it wont work in every machine, i mean what if the machine have multiple users? the defaultUserName wont be the desired one in every scenario, so im looking for the correct way to do it and i cant find one.

Thank you for your time.

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