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Getting user's NT User Group Name

Posted on 2006-11-27
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Hi,

I'm trying to retrieve the NT user group that the user running my application belongs to. I've been retrieving the domain name and user name using the code below and I was wondering is there some similar way of getting the user's NT user group:

//Get the domain of the current user
string domainname = System.Environment.UserDomainName;

//Get the user name
string username = System.Environment.UserName;

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks
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You can check the user against known Windows group names by using
WindowsPrincipal's IsInRole method. Retrieving unknown group names
(which sounds like the case here) may pose more of a problem for you. If
you're on a Win2K network you may have access to Active Directory
services, and you could then take advantage of the functionality offered
by the System.Directory namespace. Without Active Directory I believe
your answer becomes more elusive (maybe others can offer potential
solutions in this case).


See this.
http://www.csharphelp.com/archives2/archive440.html
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Found my solution. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
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