ConnectionOptions.Username Property


Gets or sets the user name to be used for the connection operation.

Namespace:   System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)

Public Property Username As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

Returns a String value used as the user name in a connection to WMI.

If the user name is from a domain other than the current domain, the string may contain the domain name and user name, separated by a backslash: string 'username' = "EnterDomainHere\\EnterUsernameHere". The strUser parameter cannot be an empty string.

null if the connection will use the currently logged-on user; otherwise, a string representing the user name. The default value is null.

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

The following example connects to a remote computer and displays information about the operating system on the remote computer. A ConnectionOptions is created to connect to the remote computer with the desired connection options.

Imports System
Imports System.Management
Public Class RemoteConnect

    Public Overloads Shared Function Main( _
    ByVal args() As String) As Integer

        ' Build an options object for the remote connection
        ' if you plan to connect to the remote
        ' computer with a different user name
        ' and password than the one you are currently using
        Dim options As ConnectionOptions
        options = New ConnectionOptions
        options.Username = "UserName"

        ' Make a connection to a remote computer.
        ' Replace the "FullComputerName" section of the
        ' string "\\FullComputerName\root\cimv2" with
        ' the full computer name or IP address of the
        ' remote computer.
        Dim scope As ManagementScope
        scope = New ManagementScope( _
            "\\FullComputerName\root\cimv2", options)

        ' Query system for Operating System information
        Dim query As ObjectQuery
        query = New ObjectQuery( _
            "SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem")
        Dim searcher As ManagementObjectSearcher
        searcher = _
            New ManagementObjectSearcher(scope, query)

        Dim queryCollection As ManagementObjectCollection
        queryCollection = searcher.Get()

        Dim m As ManagementObject
        For Each m In queryCollection
            ' Display the remote computer information
            Console.WriteLine("Computer Name : {0}", _
            Console.WriteLine("Windows Directory : {0}", _
            Console.WriteLine("Operating System: {0}", _
            Console.WriteLine("Version: {0}", m("Version"))
            Console.WriteLine("Manufacturer : {0}", _

        Return 0
    End Function
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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