xp_enumgroups (Transact-SQL)

SQL Server 2012

Provides a list of local Microsoft Windows groups or a list of global groups that are defined in a specified Windows domain.

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xp_enumgroups [ 'domain_name' ]

' domain_name '

Is the name of the Windows domain for which to enumerate a list of global groups. domain_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Column name

Data type




Name of the Windows group



Description of the Windows group provided by Windows

If domain_name is the name of the Windows-based computer that an instance of SQL Server is running on, or no domain name is specified, xp_enumgroups enumerates the local groups from the computer that is running SQL Server.

xp_enumgroups cannot be used when an instance of SQL Server is running on Windows 98.

Requires membership in the db_owner fixed database role in the master database, or membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.

The following example lists the groups in the sales domain.

EXEC xp_enumgroups 'sales'

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