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/imx Command

Use /imx to display expanded membership identity information for a specified group.

Required Permissions

To use the /imx command, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.


Even if you are logged on with administrative credentials, you must open an elevated Command Prompt to perform this function on a server that is running Windows Server 2008. To open an elevated Command Prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as Administrator. For more information, see the Microsoft Web site.

TFSSecurity /imx identity /server:servername




Specifies the identity of the user or the group. For more information about the identity specifiers, see TFSSecurity Identity and Output Specifiers.


Required. Specifies the name of the application tier server.

Run this command on the local application tier computer.

TfsSecurity /imx displays the direct members of the specified group only. This includes other groups that are members of the specified group and the actual members of the member groups are also listed.

The following example displays extended membership identity information for the "Team Foundation Administrators group."

>tfssecurity /imx "Team Foundation Administrators" /server:MyServer

Sample output:



Identity type: Team Foundation Server application group
   Group type: AdministrativeApplicationGroup
Project scope: Server scope
 Display name: Team Foundation Administrators
  Description: Members of this application group can perform all privileged operations on the server.

10 member(s):
  [U] MYLOCATION\Cwinbld (Coho Winery Build-Test Account)
  [U] MYLOCATION\tommyh (Tommy Hartono)
  [U] MYLOCATION\henriea (Henriette Andersen)
  [U] MYLOCATION\bissvca (BIS Service Account)
  [U] MYLOCATION\stanisp (Stanislav Pesotsky)
  [G] MYLOCATION\InfoSec Secure Environment
  [U] MYLOCATION\tiannaj (TiAnna Jones)
  [G] MYLOCATION\cwin (Coho Winery)
  [G] BUILTIN\Administrators
s [A] [SERVER]\Service Accounts

Member of 1 group(s):
e [A] [SERVER]\Team Foundation Valid Users


For more information about the output specifiers, such as [G] and [U], see TFSSecurity Identity and Output Specifiers.

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