The Win32 Network Management APIs 21






NetUserSetInfo() Program Example


The NetUserSetInfo() function sets the parameters of a user account. The following code sample demonstrates how to disable a user account with a call to the NetUserSetInfo() function. The code sample fills in the usri1008_flags member of the USER_INFO_1008 structure, specifying the value UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE. Then the sample calls NetUserSetInfo(), specifying information level 0.

Create a new empty Win32 console application project. Give the project name and change the project location is needed.


NetUserSetInfo() Program Example: Creating new Win32 C++ console application project using Visual C++ .NET


Then, add the source file and give it a suitable name.


NetUserSetInfo() Program Example: Adding new C++ source file to the existing project


Then, add the following source code.


/* Unicode setting if needed

#ifndef UNICODE

#define UNICODE




// Include the following library when linking

#pragma comment(lib, "netapi32.lib")


#include <stdio.h>

#include <windows.h>

#include <lm.h>


int wmain(int argc, wchar_t *argv[])


   DWORD dwLevel = 1008;

   USER_INFO_1008 ui;

   NET_API_STATUS nStatus;


   if (argc != 3)


      fwprintf_s(stderr, L"Usage: %s \\\\ServerName UserName\n", argv[0]);

      wprintf(L"Example: %s \\\\UntaGedik Jbones\n", argv[0]);




   // Fill in the USER_INFO_1008 structure member.

   // UF_SCRIPT: required.

   ui.usri1008_flags = UF_SCRIPT | UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE;


   // Call the NetUserSetInfo function

   //  to disable the account, specifying level 1008.

   nStatus = NetUserSetInfo(argv[1], argv[2], dwLevel, (LPBYTE)&ui, NULL);


   // Display the result of the call.

   if (nStatus == NERR_Success)


         wprintf(L"NetUserSetInfo() is OK!\n");

         fwprintf_s(stderr, L"User account %s has been disabled!\n", argv[2]);




         wprintf(L"NetUserSetInfo() failed!\n");

         fwprintf_s(stderr, L"A system error has occurred, error %d\n", nStatus);


   return 0;



Build and run the project. The following screenshot is a sample output.


NetUserSetInfo() Program Example: A sample console program output





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