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Win32_Group class

The Win32_Group WMI class represents data about a group account. A group account allows access privileges to be changed for a list of users. Example: Marketing2.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all of the inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

[Provider("CIMWin32")]class Win32_Group : Win32_Account
{
  string   Caption;
  string   Description;
  string   Domain;
  datetime InstallDate;
  boolean  LocalAccount;
  string   Name;
  string   SID;
  uint8    SIDType;
  string   Status;
};

Members

The Win32_Group class has these types of members:

Methods

The Win32_Group class has these methods.

MethodDescription
Rename

Changes the group name.

 

Properties

The Win32_Group class has these properties.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short description of the object—a one-line string.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Description of the object.

Domain
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the Windows domain to which the group account belongs.

Example: "NA-SALES"

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

Object was installed. This property does not require a value to indicate that the object is installed.

LocalAccount
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

Defined on the local computer. To retrieve only accounts defined on the local computer, create a query that includes the condition LocalAccount=TRUE .

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the Windows group account on the domain specified by the Domain property of this class.

SID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Security identifier (SID) for this account. An SID is a string value of variable length used to identify a trustee. Each account has a unique SID issued by an authority, such as a Windows domain, stored in a security database. When a user logs on, the system retrieves the user SID from the database and places it in the user access token. The system uses the SID in the user access token to identify the user in all subsequent interactions with Windows security. When an SID has been used as the unique identifier for a user or group, it cannot be used again to identify another user or group.

SIDType
Data type: uint8
Access type: Read-only

Enumerated values that specify the type of security identifier (SID).

ValueMeaning
1

SidTypeUser

2

SidTypeGroup

3

SidTypeDomain

4

SidTypeAlias

5

SidTypeWellKnownGroup

6

SidTypeDeletedAccount

7

SidTypeInvalid

8

SidTypeUnknown

9

SidTypeComputer

 

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Current status of the object. Various operational and nonoperational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses include: "OK", "Degraded", and "Pred Fail" (an element, such as a SMART-enabled hard disk drive, may be functioning properly, but predicting a failure in the near future). Nonoperational statuses include: "Error", "Starting", "Stopping", and "Service". The latter, "Service", could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is online, yet the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.

The values are:

"OK"
"Error"
"Degraded"
"Unknown"
"Pred Fail"
"Starting"
"Stopping"
"Service"
"Stressed"
"NonRecover"
"No Contact"
"Lost Comm"

Remarks

The Win32_Group class is derived from Win32_Account.

Examples

The following code, taken from the List Local Groups Using WMI VBScript code example on TechNet Gallery, uses Win32_Group to return information about the local groups found on a computer.


On Error Resume Next 
 
strComputer = "." 
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ 
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") 
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ 
    ("Select * from Win32_Group  Where LocalAccount = True") 
 
For Each objItem in colItems 
    Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption 
    Wscript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description 
    Wscript.Echo "Domain: " & objItem.Domain 
    Wscript.Echo "Local Account: " & objItem.LocalAccount 
    Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name 
    Wscript.Echo "SID: " & objItem.SID 
    Wscript.Echo "SID Type: " & objItem.SIDType 
    Wscript.Echo "Status: " & objItem.Status 
    Wscript.Echo 
Next 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

Operating System Classes

 

 

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