NetUser Windows API

The NetUser Windows API component provides a set of C-based APIs that applications can call to manage security principals that are maintained by the Security Accounts Manager (SAM). The following are examples of such security principals: set password, change password, create user, create group, set description, display users, and so on.

The NetUser Windows API component includes the following API elements.

  • NetUserXXX
  • NetLocalGroupXXX
  • NetGroupXXX
  • NetQueryDisplayInformation
  • NetGetDisplayInformationIndex


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Although the C-based APIs included in this component are intended for applications, internal Windows components also use them. Therefore, even though no application is known to call these APIs, there may be system dependencies on them. You should not need this component if the operating system is configured not to perform any security principal management, such as reading or writing.

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