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NetGroupAdd info  Overview  Group

The NetGroupAdd function creates a global group in the security database.

Security Requirements

Only members of the Administrators or Account Operators local group can successfully execute NetGroupAdd.


    LPWSTR servername,

    DWORD level,

    LPBYTE buf,

    LPDWORD parm_err 



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.
Specifies one of the following values to set the level of information pointed to in the buf parameter.




Specify group name. The buf parameter contains a pointer to a GROUP_INFO_0 structure.


Specify group name and a comment. The buf parameter contains a pointer to a GROUP_INFO_1 structure.


Specifies information about the group. The buf parameter contains a pointer to a GROUP_INFO_2 structure.

Pointer to a buffer containing the global group information structure.
Optional pointer to a DWORD to return the index of the first parameter in error when ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER is returned. If NULL, the parameter is not returned on error.

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 already exists.


The operation is allowed only on the primary domain controller of the domain.


The value specified for the Level parameter is invalid.


The operation is not allowed on specified special groups, which are user groups, admin groups, local groups, or guest groups.

See Also

NetGroupAddUser, NetGroupDel

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