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Hi,

I would like to write a console app that can determine the local administrator account using its SID and then change the password. I have been using a vbscript to do this but ran into an issue where it no longer works properly (long story). I would like to rewrite this as a C# console app instead. I am hoping that a compiled app will sufficiently hide the password being used which would be present in the source code.

The vbscript uses the WMI Win32_UserAccount namespace to determine which local account belongs to the administrator. It's done this way because you don't always know the name of the administrator account (it's renamed for increased security).

I'm fairly new to C# and I'm not sure where to start. I have been doing some searches for awhile now but I'm not finding any good sources on using WMI with C# or any other method for that matter.

What is the proper way to approach this task? Is WMI the wrong way to go about it? I think using WMI would be the easiest approach if I could figure out how to use it. I think I'll need a reference to System.Management for starters.

I'm not necessarily looking for someone to give me a solution but rather offer guidance to get me on the right track. I really want to learn C# but it feels like a huge task at this point even for this simple project. The language is enormous!

Thanks,
Rob
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