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NetUserGetGroups0 returns 234 and loops forever

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I using the EnumerateGroups function from MSDN article Q159498 and for certain user accounts, NetUserGetGroups0 returns a 234 and loops forever.  If I take out the Do..Loop then it does not display all of the user's groups.

Using NT4 workstation on NT4 Domain.
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They have the exact same code that I have.  But need to know what this 234 means and how to get around it.  Here's a piece of the code with very brief comments.  Maybe someone can expand on it a little...

       If Result <> 0 And Result <> 234 Then    ' 234 means multiple reads
                                                ' required
         Debug.Print "Error " & Result & " enumerating group " & EntriesRead & " of " & TotalEntries
         EnumerateGroups = 123456
         Exit Function
       End If
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karlww earned 250 total points
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I believe you need to keep increasing your requested buffer size.  Consider this snipit for NetServerEnum;
    lngInfoLevel = 101
    lngMaxLen = 0
    lngServerType = SV_TYPE_ALL
    Do
        '//Increase the buffer size
        lngMaxLen = lngMaxLen + 1024
        '//Call to enum
        lngRC = NetServerEnum(ByVal strMachine, _
                              lngInfoLevel, _
                              lngBuffer, _
                              lngMaxLen, _
                              lngEntriesRead, _
                              lngTotalEntries, _
                              lngServerType, _
                              ByVal 0&, _
                              lngResumeHandle _
                              )
        '//Check for sucess-- otherwise we need to free the buffer
        If CBool(lngRC) Then NetApiBufferFree lngBuffer
    Loop While lngRC = 234    
    '//now loop thru
    ReDim ServerList(0 To lngEntriesRead - 1) As String
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by:jfunderb
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Your exactly right.  I was getting a little immpaientent, so I called Microsoft and they told me the same thing - increase the buffer size.  By adding this line it seems to work...

BufLen = 65335

Thanks!
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You're welocme!
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