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The NetGroupGetUsers function retrieves a list of the members of a particular global group in the security database.

Security Requirements

Only members of the Administrators or Account Operators local group can successfully execute NetGroupGetUsers, except when the request is made by a user who has membership in the specified global group, in which case no special group membership is required.

NET_API_STATUS NetGroupGetUsers(

    LPWSTR servername,

    LPWSTR groupname,

    DWORD level,

    LPBYTE *bufptr,

    DWORD prefmaxlen,

    LPDWORD entriesread,

    LPDWORD totalentries,

    LPDWORD resumeHandle 



Pointer to a Unicode string containing the name of the remote server on which the function is to execute. A NULL pointer or string specifies the local computer.
Pointer to a Unicode string containing the name of the global group whose members are to be listed.
Specifies one of the following values to return the level of information pointed to in the bufptr parameter.




Return the group name. The returned buffer points to an array of GROUP_USERS_INFO_0 structures.


Return the group attributes. The returned buffer points to an array of GROUP_USERS_INFO_1 structures.

On return a pointer to the return information structure is returned in the address pointed to by bufptr. The returned buffer should be deallocated using NetApiBufferFree.
Preferred maximum length, in 8-bit bytes of returned data.
Pointer to a DWORD that contains the actual enumerated element count.
Pointer to a DWORD that contains the total number of entries that could have been enumerated from the current resume position.
Pointer to a DWORD that contains resumeHandle, which is used to continue an existing user group search. The handle should be zero on the first call and left unchanged for subsequent calls. If resumeHandle is NULL, then no resume handle is stored.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes.




The user does not have access to the requested information.


The computer name is invalid.


The group name could not be found.


More entries are available with subsequent calls.

See Also


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