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NetLocalGroupGetInfo function

The NetLocalGroupGetInfo function retrieves information about a particular local group account on a server.

Syntax


NET_API_STATUS NetLocalGroupGetInfo(
  _In_   LPCWSTR servername,
  _In_   LPCWSTR groupname,
  _In_   DWORD level,
  _Out_  LPBYTE *bufptr
);

Parameters

servername [in]

Pointer to a constant string that specifies the DNS or NetBIOS name of the remote server on which the function is to execute. If this parameter is NULL, the local computer is used.

groupname [in]

Pointer to a constant string that specifies the name of the local group account for which the information will be retrieved. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

level [in]

Specifies the information level of the data. This parameter can be the following value.

ValueMeaning
1

Return the comment associated with the local group. The bufptr parameter points to a LOCALGROUP_INFO_1 structure.

 

bufptr [out]

Pointer to the address of the buffer that receives the return information structure. This buffer is allocated by the system and must be freed using the NetApiBufferFree function. For more information, see Network Management Function Buffers and Network Management Function Buffer Lengths.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.

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

Return codeDescription
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED

The user does not have access to the requested information.

NERR_InvalidComputer

The computer name is invalid.

NERR_GroupNotFound

The specified local group does not exist.

 

Remarks

If you call this function on a domain controller that is running Active Directory, access is allowed or denied based on the access control list (ACL) for the securable object. The default ACL permits all authenticated users and members of the "Pre-Windows 2000 compatible access" group to view the information. If you call this function on a member server or workstation, all authenticated users can view the information. For information about anonymous access and restricting anonymous access on these platforms, see Security Requirements for the Network Management Functions. For more information on ACLs, ACEs, and access tokens, see Access Control Model.

The security descriptor of the LocalGroup object is used to perform the access check for this function.

User account names are limited to 20 characters and group names are limited to 256 characters. In addition, account names cannot be terminated by a period and they cannot include commas or any of the following printable characters: ", /, \, [, ], :, |, <, >, +, =, ;, ?, *. Names also cannot include characters in the range 1-31, which are nonprintable.

If you are programming for Active Directory, you may be able to call certain Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) methods to achieve the same functionality you can achieve by calling the network management local group functions. For more information, see IADsGroup.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Lmaccess.h (include Lm.h)

Library

Netapi32.lib

DLL

Netapi32.dll

See also

Network Management Overview
Network Management Functions
Local Group Functions
LOCALGROUP_INFO_1
NetQueryDisplayInformation
NetLocalGroupEnum
NetLocalGroupGetMembers
NetLocalGroupSetInfo

 

 

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