Using Java, How can I get a list of all local users on a windows machine

How can I list all the local users configured on a windows machine (Win2000+) using java. I would prefer doing this with ought using any java 2 com bridges, or any other third party library if possible. Preferable some native method to Java.


Using a Java-COM Bridge , like Jacob. You then select an appropriate COM library, e.g. COM API for WMI to list local users, or any other Windows management information.

The Win32_SystemUsers association WMI class relates a computer system and a user account on that system.

The Win32_Account abstract WMI class contains information about user accounts and group accounts known to the computer system running Windows. User or group names recognized by a Windows NT domain are descendants (or members) of this class.

Working Example (jacob 1.17-M2, javaSE-1.6):

import java.util.Enumeration;
import com.jacob.activeX.ActiveXComponent;

public class ComTst {
public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
        ActiveXComponent wmi = new ActiveXComponent("winmgmts:\\\\.");
        Variant instances = wmi.invoke("InstancesOf", "Win32_SystemUsers");
        Enumeration<Variant> en = new EnumVariant(instances.getDispatch());
        while (en.hasMoreElements())
            ActiveXComponent bb = new ActiveXComponent(en.nextElement().getDispatch());
    } finally {

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