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SQL Query to get list of users in Windows Groups

I need a sql query to use in a Data Driven Suscription for SSRS 2008 R2 report that gives me all the users belonging to a certain group. That way any changes in the group will be automatically reflected in the DDS.

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monserob
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nemws1Database AdministratorCommented:
I assume all your users and groups are in AD?

If so, you can query AD from SQL Server.  You need to add your AD server as a special linked server, and then you can run OPENQUERY() queries against it.

The process is too long to describe here, but there are several nice write-ups online:

http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2580/querying-active-directory-data-from-sql-server/

http://blog.namwarrizvi.com/?p=254

http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/3849891/Query-Active-Directory-Data-from-SQL-Server-using-T-SQL.htm
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
To me, easiest is xp_loginfo; for example:

CREATE TABLE #xp_loginfo (
    account_name nvarchar(128),
    type char(8),
    privilege char(10),
    mapped_login_name nvarchar(128),
    permission_path nvarchar(128)
    )
   
INSERT INTO #xp_loginfo
EXEC xp_logininfo 'your_domain_name\your_account_name', 'MEMBERS'

SELECT *
FROM #xp_loginfo
ORDER BY mapped_login_name
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monserobAuthor Commented:
Hi nemws1,

Thanks for the quick response, but the groups are not the Active Directory groups. I'm referring to the Windows user groups.

I need to test ScottPhetcher answer, but it seems close to the mark.
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nemws1Database AdministratorCommented:
As long as you find a workable solution. :)
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monserobAuthor Commented:
Thanks ScottPhetcher,

it's not quite there as I needed to loop trhough the different groups as well, but it pointed me towards the solution.
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monserobAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 250 points for ScottPletcher's comment #a39241721
Assisted answer: 0 points for monserob's comment #a39289873

for the following reason:

Because the solution suggested by other members didn't quite solve the problem in itself
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