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Thread: Find user logged in with Powershell using WMI

  1. #1
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    Find user logged in with Powershell using WMI

    What is the best way of finding out the currently logged in user of a
    particular machine?

    If I were to write an expression to parse the name out of the value, but I also wanted to know the user who has logged in.

    Is there anyone who can help me?

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    Re: Find user logged in with Powershell using WMI

    Code:
    # Get-LoggedOnUser.ps1
    # Get details of the computer
    
    $computers = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem 
    
    # Get Logged on User(s)
    
    "Logged on user(s):"
    
    foreach($computer in $computers) {
    
    "User: {0}" -f $computer.UserName
    
    }
    This script produces the following output:

    PS C:\foo> .Get-LoggedOnUser.ps1

    Logged on user(s):
    User: COOKHAM\tfl

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    Re: Find user logged in with Powershell using WMI

    If both machines are in the same domain/workgroups, then

    gwmi win32_process -computer "COMPUTER" -credential "DOMAIN\USER"

    assuming domain\user is an administrator on the remote computer, then this should work.

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    Re: Find user logged in with Powershell using WMI

    Provide a computer name and it will return the logged on users.

    Code:
    function Get-MyLoggedOnUsers
        {
         param([string]$Computer)
         Get-WmiObject Win32_LoggedOnUser -ComputerName $Computer | Select Antecedent -Unique | %{”{0}{1}” -f $_.Antecedent.ToString().Split(’”‘)[1], $_.Antecedent.ToString().Split(’”‘)[3]}
        }

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