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DJ VenGenCe

Joining a Windows2000/2003 Domain... AutoIt Integration

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I have been "putzing" around with AutoIT (Beta - Latest) and have decided it would assist me in not only with unassisted software installs, but it could also better serve my clients and myself if I could use command line programs provided for use with Windows (NETDOM.EXE) The program could evolve into something more spectacular, but this is a help forum, so I'll keep my question basic.

What I am looking is a way to script a box which has 4 Input boxes.

1st - For the Computer name: COMPUTERNAMEFIELD.

2nd - Login name (One that will be allowed to join AD/Server): USERACCOUNT FIELD.

3rd - The password for that client: PASSWORDFIELD.

With a Join Button & A Cancel Button (Which of course Exists the program)

I'll be writing my version of it, but it would help if someone had something similar.

The CMD Line options for NETDOM I would like to execute are this:

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netdom join COMPUTERNAMEFIELD /Domain:DOMAINNAMEHERE /userd:USERACCOUNTFIELD /passwordd:PASSWORDFIELD /reboot:5

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The Domain Name would be default, since I work with 1 Domain, but I would imagine a dropdown list of sorts through an INI file could be written to accomodate other domains.

So the Input Fields

1. COMPUTERNAMEFIELD

2. USERACCOUNTFIELD

3. PASSWORDFIELD

Any Ideas?

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Any Ideas?

To me, it looks like you already know what you need to do. I suggest you post your code once you get started and ask from help from there unless you want someone else to write it for you.. :P

But, here's some suggestions:

I've used the netdom command along with the _stringencrypt command to hide usernames and passwords in my ini file, look at the the gui bulder in Scite editor, and of course, read the help file. Good luck! I look forward to seeing your progress. :lmao:

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok here is the code:

; Domain Join
; 10:27 AM 12/9/2005 - DJ VenGenCe
; Automating the procedure to manually join a domain without having to type as much info
; Commenting Idea "borrowed" from SampleGUI Script included with AutoIT.
; Written in Notepad v5.1

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
; GUI AREA

GuiCreate("NETDOM GUI v.0ßeta", 320, 240)
GuiSetIcon(@SystemDir & "\shell32.dll", 12)

;Context Menu - Not to useful now.  But for future implementation

GUICreate("Test",300,200)
$contextmenu = GuiCtrlCreateContextMenu ()
$aboutitem = GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("About",$contextmenu)
GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("",$contextmenu); Seperator
$exititem = GuiCtrlCreateMenuitem ("Exit",$contextmenu)

; INPUT AREA
; Computer name Input
GuiCtrlCreateLabel("Computer Name:", 20, 10, 200, 20)
$computername = GuiCtrlCreateInput("", 100, 5, 130, 20)

; Account to Join Domain
GuiCtrlCreateLabel("Login:", 20, 40, 200, 20)
$login = GuiCtrlCreateInput("", 55, 35, 130, 20)

; Password
GuiCtrlCreateLabel("Password:", 20, 70, 200, 20)
$password = GuiCtrlCreateInput("", 70, 65, 130, 20)

; The Join and Cancel Buttons
GuiCtrlCreateButton("Join", 10, 100, 50, 20)
$cancel = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 100, 100, 50, 20)

;While and Wend

GuiSetState()

While 1

    $msg = GuiGetMsg()

    If $msg = $exititem Or $msg = -3 Or $msg = -1 or $msg = $cancel Then ExitLoop
    If $msg = $aboutitem Then Msgbox(0,"About","NETDOM - GUI v1.0ßeta")

WEnd

GUIDelete()
Edited by DJ VenGenCe

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Can anyone answer me if it is possible to use the input areas as variables to pass to NETDOM.EXE ?

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

yes, wen u put all the input u can use the variables to do a function..for example in this code

$1 = "hello"
$2 = "people"

MsgBox(0, "", $1 & $2)

This would produce a msgbox which would say "hello people"...so wen u use cmdline, just put in all the variables in the commandline functions and it should work...also u need to set a variable to the "join" button and the join button should be the one that starts the whole process of joining...so the answer is: yes u can use the varialbes u assinged to the input fileds in another function...

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I use a Remote Installation Server with the Client Install Wizard these days...This might be helpful; but untested:

$ComputerName =
$DomainName =
$DomainAdmin =
$Administrator =

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /C NETDOM JOIN " & $ComputerName & " /Domain: " & $DomainName & "  /UserD: " & $DomainAdmin & " /PasswordD:* /UserO: " & $Administator & " /PasswordO:* /reboot:45 ")

If know about Windows API coding you can go this route:

dwError = NetJoinDomain( *szComputerName ? szComputerName : NULL,
                         szDomain,
                         NULL,
                         szUser,
                         szPassword,
                         dwFlags );
if( dwError != NERR_Success )
{
  //handle error
}
else
{
  //success
}
Edited by PerryRaptor

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After trying your looking at this code, would the following return what I need?

$ComputerName = GuiCtrlCreateInput("", 55, 35, 130, 20)
$DomainName = ... etc.
$DomainAdmin = ... etc
$Administrator = ... etc

____________________________________________________________

I use a Remote Installation Server with the Client Install Wizard these days...This might be helpful; but untested:

$ComputerName =
$DomainName =
$DomainAdmin =
$Administrator =

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /C NETDOM JOIN " & $ComputerName & " /Domain: " & $DomainName & "  /UserD: " & $DomainAdmin & " /PasswordD:* /UserO: " & $Administator & " /PasswordO:* /reboot:45 ")

If know about Windows API coding you can go this route:

dwError = NetJoinDomain( *szComputerName ? szComputerName : NULL,
                         szDomain,
                         NULL,
                         szUser,
                         szPassword,
                         dwFlags );
if( dwError != NERR_Success )
{
  //handle error
}
else
{
  //success
}

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Or you could use InputBox() too

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Glad to see some code. :P

This should hopefully get you started. Do a search on "From Designer" used to make GUI's.

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
GuiCreate("Join Domain", 386, 218, 490,359)
$edt_uname = GuiCtrlCreateInput("Username", 16, 16, 169, 21)
$edt_pw = GuiCtrlCreateInput("Password", 16, 48, 169, 21)
$edt_domain = GuiCtrlCreateInput("Domain", 16, 80, 169, 21)
$btn_join = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Join Domain", 112, 112, 73, 25)
$GroupBox1 = GuiCtrlCreateGroup("Current Information", 200, 16, 169, 153)
$pc_name = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 30, 90, 13)
$pc_ip = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 55, 90, 13)
$current_user = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 78, 90, 13)
$os = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 102, 90, 13)
$Animate1 = GUICtrlCreateAvi  ("shell32.dll",152,88, 120, 16, 16)
GUICtrlSetState($Animate1, 0 )
_UpdateLabels()
GuiSetState()
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $btn_join
        $domain = GUICtrlRead($edt_domain)
        $username = GUICtrlRead($edt_uname)
        $password = GUICtrlRead($edt_pw)
    ;edit $cmd below to make sure your command line is passed correctly.
        $cmd = "netdom.exe " & @ComputerName & " /userd:" & $domain & "\" & $username & " /passwordd:" & $password 
        GUICtrlSetState($Animate1, 1)
        MsgBox(32,"Info",$cmd)
    ;RunWait(@ComSpec & " /C " & $cmd,"",@SW_HIDE)
        GUICtrlSetState($Animate1, 0)
    Case Else
    ;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit

Func _UpdateLabels();update labels here
GUICtrlSetData($pc_name,@ComputerName)
GUICtrlSetData($pc_ip,@IPAddress1)
GUICtrlSetData($current_user,@UserName)
GUICtrlSetData($os,@OSTYPE)
EndFunc

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I don't know for sure that "JOIN" is the default switch setting for NETDOM.EXE. You may need it in order for it to work. Since I don't add workstations to a Domain this way anymore--untested.

KPu...nice script

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Thanks guys, Ill be testing it in a test environment

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