NetSessionGetInfo function

Retrieves information about a session established between a particular server and workstation.

Syntax


NET_API_STATUS NetSessionGetInfo(
  _In_  LPWSTR servername,
  _In_  LPWSTR UncClientName,
  _In_  LPWSTR username,
  _In_  DWORD  level,
  _Out_ LPBYTE *bufptr
);

Parameters

servername [in]

Pointer to a string that specifies the DNS or NetBIOS name of the remote server on which the function is to execute. If this parameter is NULL, the local computer is used.

UncClientName [in]

Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the computer session for which information is to be returned. This parameter is required and cannot be NULL. For more information, see NetSessionEnum.

username [in]

Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the user whose session information is to be returned. This parameter is required and cannot be NULL.

level [in]

Specifies the information level of the data. This parameter can be one of the following values.

ValueMeaning
0

Return the name of the computer that established the session. The bufptr parameter points to a SESSION_INFO_0 structure.

1

Return the name of the computer, name of the user, and open files, pipes, and devices on the computer. The bufptr parameter points to a SESSION_INFO_1 structure.

2

In addition to the information indicated for level 1, return the type of client and how the user established the session. The bufptr parameter points to a SESSION_INFO_2 structure.

10

Return the name of the computer; name of the user; and active and idle times for the session. The bufptr parameter points to a SESSION_INFO_10 structure.

 

bufptr [out]

Pointer to the buffer that receives the data. The format of this data depends on the value of the level parameter. For more information, see Network Management Function Buffers and Network Management Function Buffer Lengths.

This buffer is allocated by the system and must be freed using the NetApiBufferFree function.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.

If the function fails, the return value can be one of the following error codes.

Return codeDescription
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED

The user does not have access to the requested information.

ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL

The value specified for the level parameter is not valid.

ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER

The specified parameter is not valid.

ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY

Insufficient memory is available.

NERR_ClientNameNotFound

A session does not exist with the computer name.

NERR_InvalidComputer

The computer name is not valid.

NERR_UserNotFound

The user name could not be found.

 

Remarks

Only members of the Administrators or Server Operators local group can successfully execute the NetSessionGetInfo function at level 1 or level 2. No special group membership is required for level 0 or level 10 calls.

If you are programming for Active Directory, you may be able to call certain Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) methods to achieve the same functionality you can achieve by calling the network management session functions. For more information, see IADsSession and IADsFileServiceOperations.

If you call this function at information level 1 or 2 on a member server or workstation, all authenticated users can view the information.

Examples

The following code sample demonstrates how to retrieve information about a session using a call to the NetSessionGetInfo function. The sample calls NetSessionGetInfo, specifying information level 10 ( SESSION_INFO_10). If the call succeeds, the code prints information about the session. Finally, the sample frees the memory allocated for the information buffer.


#ifndef UNICODE
#define UNICODE
#endif
#pragma comment(lib, "Netapi32.lib")

#include <stdio.h>
#include <windows.h> 
#include <lm.h>

int wmain(int argc, wchar_t *argv[])
{
   DWORD dwLevel = 10;
   LPSESSION_INFO_10 pBuf = NULL;
   LPTSTR pszServerName = NULL;
   LPTSTR pszUNCClientName = NULL;
   LPTSTR pszUserName = NULL;
   NET_API_STATUS nStatus;
   //
   // Check command line arguments.
   //
   if (argc == 3)
   {
      pszUNCClientName = argv[1];
      pszUserName = argv[2];
   }
   else if (argc == 4)
   {
      pszServerName = argv[1];
      pszUNCClientName = argv[2];
      pszUserName = argv[3];
   }
   else
   {
      wprintf(L"Usage: %s [\\\\ServerName] \\\\ClientName UserName\n", argv[0]);
      exit(1);
   }
   //
   // Call the NetSessionGetInfo function, specifying level 10.
   //
   nStatus = NetSessionGetInfo(pszServerName,
                               pszUNCClientName,
                               pszUserName,
                               dwLevel,
                               (LPBYTE *)&pBuf);
   //
   // If the call succeeds,
   //
   if (nStatus == NERR_Success)
   {
      if (pBuf != NULL)
      {
         //
         // Print the session information. 
         //
         wprintf(L"\n\tClient: %s\n", pBuf->sesi10_cname);
         wprintf(L"\tUser:   %s\n", pBuf->sesi10_username);
         printf("\tActive: %d\n", pBuf->sesi10_time);
         printf("\tIdle:   %d\n", pBuf->sesi10_idle_time);
      }
   }
   //
   // Otherwise, indicate a system error.
   //
   else
      fprintf(stderr, "A system error has occurred: %d\n", nStatus);
   //
   // Free the allocated memory.
   //
   if (pBuf != NULL)
      NetApiBufferFree(pBuf);

   return 0;
}


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Lmshare.h (include Lm.h)

Library

Netapi32.lib

DLL

Netapi32.dll

See also

Network Management Overview
Network Management Functions
Session Functions
NetSessionDel
NetSessionEnum
SESSION_INFO_0
SESSION_INFO_1
SESSION_INFO_2
SESSION_INFO_10

 

 

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