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

[Dynamic, Provider("CIMWin32"), UUID("{8502C4CB-5FBB-11D2-AAC1-006008C78BC7}"), AMENDMENT]
class Win32_Group : Win32_Account
{
  string   Caption;
  string   Description;
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Status;
  boolean  LocalAccount;
  string   SID;
  uint8    SIDType;
  string   Domain;
  string   Name;
};

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
Qualifiers: MaxLen (64), DisplayName ("Caption")

A short textual description of the object.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: DisplayName ("Description")

A textual description of the object.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Domain
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Override ("Domain"), MappingStrings ("Win32API|Network Management Functions|domainname")

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

Example: "NA-SALES"

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MappingStrings ("MIF.DMTF|ComponentID|001.5"), DisplayName ("Install Date")

Indicates when the object was installed. Lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

LocalAccount
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Fixed

If TRUE, the account is defined on the local machine. To retrieve only accounts defined on the local machine, design a query that includes the condition "LocalAccount=TRUE".

This property is inherited from Win32_Account.

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Override ("Name"), MappingStrings ("Win32API|Network Management Structures|name")

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
Qualifiers: Fixed, MappingStrings ("Win32API|Security Identifiers (SIDs)")

Security identifier (SID) for this account. A 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's SID from the database and places it in the user's access token. The system uses the SID in the user's access token to identify the user in all subsequent interactions with Windows security. When a SID has been used as the unique identifier for a user or group, it cannot be used again to identify another user or group.

This property is inherited from Win32_Account.

SIDType
Data type: uint8
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Fixed, MappingStrings ("Win32API|Access Control Enumeration Types|SID_NAME_USE")

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

This property is inherited from Win32_Account.

SidTypeUser (1)

SidTypeGroup (2)

SidTypeDomain (3)

SidTypeAlias (4)

SidTypeWellKnownGroup (5)

SidTypeDeletedAccount (6)

SidTypeInvalid (7)

SidTypeUnknown (8)

SidTypeComputer (9)

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (10), DisplayName ("Status")

String that indicates the current status of the object. Operational and non-operational status can be defined. Operational status can include "OK", "Degraded", and "Pred Fail". "Pred Fail" indicates that an element is functioning properly, but is predicting a failure (for example, a SMART-enabled hard disk drive).

Non-operational status can include "Error", "Starting", "Stopping", and "Service". "Service" can apply during disk mirror-resilvering, reloading a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is online, but the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values include the following:

OK ("OK")

Error ("Error")

Degraded ("Degraded")

Unknown ("Unknown")

Pred Fail ("Pred Fail")

Starting ("Starting")

Stopping ("Stopping")

Service ("Service")

Stressed ("Stressed")

NonRecover ("NonRecover")

No Contact ("No Contact")

Lost Comm ("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 2008

Namespace

Root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

Win32_Account
Operating System Classes

 

 

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