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Listing Windows UserGroups,etc.

Posted on 2003-11-19
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I'm looking for some simple code that allows us to list the Windows user groups against a server.
Ideally this would include things like Administrators, etc.
How can this be done against a given domain ?
Any help would be appreciated.
I'm just starting looking at this and looking for a head start ....
Thanks in advance
Steve
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by:Divinity
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You could take a look at the System.Management namespace and use it to do WQL queries.
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by:StevenK
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How do I make use of this ?
I'm in uncharted waters .... :(
Steve
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jrberg earned 25 total points
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Add a reference in your project to System.DirectoryServices and do the following.

using System.DirectoryServices;

static void Main()
{
        // In the LDAP string the DC='s represent Hostname Segments (ex. my.domain.com) replace with yours
        // Replace Domaincontroller with your domaincontrollers name
        string Enterprise = "LDAP://domaincontroller/CN=Users,DC=my,DC=domain,DC=com";
        DirectoryEntry myDirectoryEntry = new DirectoryEntry( Enterprise );
        foreach( DirectoryEntry de in myDirectoryEntry.Children )
        {
           Console.WriteLine( de.Name );
        }
}

Hope this is what your looking for,
Jerry

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by:jrberg
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One more thing now that I read the question again

1) If you want all the users on the domain use this LDAP in my last code post
 "LDAP://domaincontroller/CN=Users,DC=my,DC=domain,DC=com";

2) If you want all the groups on the domain use this LDAP in my last code post
 "LDAP://domaincontroller/DC=my,DC=domain,DC=com";

This should give you what you want,
Jerry
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