Hey folks, been a long time, sorry for those of you who have been using owexec and my other tools but had trouble. Honistly I havent logged in to check this site in quite some time and I didnt even realize there were pending comments. In the interest of community I decided to post the owexec source up on github. It aint pritty and it is vb.net (everyone was a young coder once ). Feel free to take it and use it, I would appriciate any attribution people feel inclined to give or just drop me a line and let me know what you did with it.
The main file that does the shenanigans with impersonating the user is in the file
The basic idea behind the way this code works is this, it copies a service over to the remote computer (only good way to get it running in the right permission space) then installs it, and runs it. That service takes an impersonation token out of the current users explorer process. This is actually something supported by the win32 api’s and later by WMI stuff. Then it executes the new process you requested with that impersonation token thereby executing it as the user that is currently logged in.
Cheers folks, happy coding and happy IT’ing.No comments
Ahh what a year it has been. Things have changed around here since last year on national office warfare day, first of all, we added OWEXEC. This tool has revolutionized April fools day, it easily and safely runs programs on your co-workers computers in the logged in users context, what this means is that you can run ArrangeByImage or SetVol or Boo or Faketop or any of our other annoying programs from your computer but have it show up on their computer. Here are some examples of how to do it.
First download owexec and stick in a folder you can get to with a command prompt. Then download your annoying tool of choice from the downloads page and put it in the same folder. Now run a command like this
owexec -c theirComputerName -k boo.exe -copy
or for ArrangeByImage
owexec -c it_theirComputerName -k ArrangeByImage.exe -p “-silent -smiley” -copy
now go forth and cause frustration.1 comment
Some time ago I wrote a program called LBU that executes a series of commands on a set of computers. This can be quite handy for all sorts of reason. I would like to make up some reason you could use this to annoy you friends but I think this one is more useful. Oh well. Either way check out the LBU page at the top for some instructions and a download.No comments
I thought this was a bit funny so I figured I should share. A lot of people have been receiving happy birthday emails from various forums and blogs that they subscribe to. Why you might ask? Simply because the default on most forums for your birthday is midnight GMT January 1st. So at midnight minus your timezone today it became your birthday! Blow out your candles and get back to bothering your friends.No comments
Thanks to the users out there a bug was discovered in owexec that didn’t allow parameters to pass correctly when using multiple parameters. After diligent hours of work I have brought you a shiny new version that no longer has this bug.
Further while I was testing it using ArrageByImage I realized ArrageByImage didn’t work in Windows 7 so I took a quick stab at that and now we have a recently updated version of ArrangeByImage all Windows 7 ready.