Listing Windows UserGroups,etc.

Posted on 2003-11-19
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
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
Question by:StevenK
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 9787865
You could take a look at the System.Management namespace and use it to do WQL queries.

Author Comment

ID: 9788013
How do I make use of this ?
I'm in uncharted waters .... :(

Accepted Solution

jrberg earned 75 total points
ID: 10121978
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,


Expert Comment

ID: 10122063
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

2) If you want all the groups on the domain use this LDAP in my last code post

This should give you what you want,

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In order to hide the "ugly" records selectors (triangles) in the rowheaders, here are some suggestions. Microsoft doesn't have a direct method/property to do it. You can only hide the rowheader column. First solution, the easy way The first sol…
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question