RE: Checking whether credentials are valid?
From: Bruce J Clark <BJClark_at_metrol.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 16:38:19 +0000
It’s only part of the answer, at best, but on a Windows system you can check when the current user’s password was last set using the following command (from a Command Prompt):
The response will be similar to the following:
N.B. The format will likely be region dependant and need to be parsed to be useful. The date/time of the password change could then be compared to the date/time of the previous time the task was performed. That would allow the user to be alerted to the fact that the password has been changed since the last run.
From: Ron W [mailto:ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com]
On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 3:40 AM, Niemann, Hartmut <hartmut.niemann_at_siemens.com<mailto:hartmut.niemann_at_siemens.com>> wrote:
One update process (for a tool directory) is run as a task (normally without user interaction) at login time,
I would suggest that, for an automatic update, you use the command line SVN client. This will give you more control over what happens during automated operations.
This fails (i.e. it asks for a password but there is no command window and the user can not interact)
Is there a way to check whether the password is still current, without prompting the user for a new one?
As far as I know, no.
However, this is really a question for an expert Windows administrator. If your company's IT helpdesk is unable to help, I'd suggest asking at Stackoverflow or the Microsoft Developer Network forum (or, if there is one, Microsoft Administrators Network forum).
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