ChangeOwner WMI Issue

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    by Sentri at 2012-11-12 08:19:46

    Hi All,

    A few weeks back I had a few questions that – through trial and error – was able to figure out. The following code is something I previously was able to use to change the owner of a SID. However, for reasons unknown, that same exact code no longer works and I'm mystified by this. Here is the code, as well as the error message:

    $OriginalUser = gwmi win32_UserAccount -ComputerName testboxcpc -Filter "Name= 'rcc2122' AND LocalAccount=True"
    $NewUser = gwmi "win32_UserAccount WHERE Name= 'rcc2122' AND Domain='Cul'"
    $Profile = gwmi win32_UserProfile -ComputerName testboxcpc -filter "SID= '$($OriginalUser.SID)'"
    $Profile.ChangeOwner($NewUser.SID,0)

    Exception calling "ChangeOwner" : ""
    At line:4 char:1
    + $Profile.ChangeOwner($NewUser.SID,0)
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WMIMethodException

    by Sentri at 2012-11-12 13:00:15

    So I figured out what the problem was; I had logged in with both accounts for some reason and then tried running changeowner, which will obviously not work! It does work as it's supposed to though, once I deleted the domain account and left the local account to be changed. However, I would like to know how this syntax works:

    gwmi win32_UserProfile -ComputerName testboxcpc -filter "SID= '$($OriginalUser.SID)'" — I'm unsure how the "SID= '$($OriginalUser.SID)'" portion of that line actually functions? Anyone have any idea? Thanks!

    by coderaven at 2012-11-26 07:08:56

    The line in question may function just because the WMI filter switch uses the WSQL syntax instead of the PowerShell syntax.

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