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Hi! Can anyone tell me how can I get the user group for the current windows
user? Please help me!

Sabin Finateanu
Nov 16 '05 #1
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Hi Sabin,

You can check the user against known Windows group names by using
WindowsPrincipa l's IsInRole method. Retrieving unknown group names
(which sounds like the case here) may pose more of a problem for you. If
you're on a Win2K network you may have access to Active Directory
services, and you could then take advantage of the functionality offered
by the System.Director y namespace. Without Active Directory I believe
your answer becomes more elusive (maybe others can offer potential
solutions in this case).

Good luck!

- Mike

Sabin Finateanu wrote:
Hi! Can anyone tell me how can I get the user group for the current windows
user? Please help me!

Nov 16 '05 #2
Sabin,
as mike stated, checking this out without AD is different. for AD searches
and queries you use the DirectorySearch er class (under the DirectoryServic es
namespace) using the LDAP protocol. for non-AD queries, use the same calss
with the WinNT protocol.

for a quick start, look for the DirectoryEntry. Path Property on the MSDN
help.

Picho
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Hi Sabin,

You can check the user against known Windows group names by using
WindowsPrincipa l's IsInRole method. Retrieving unknown group names (which
sounds like the case here) may pose more of a problem for you. If you're
on a Win2K network you may have access to Active Directory services, and
you could then take advantage of the functionality offered by the
System.Director y namespace. Without Active Directory I believe your answer
becomes more elusive (maybe others can offer potential solutions in this
case).

Good luck!

- Mike

Sabin Finateanu wrote:
Hi! Can anyone tell me how can I get the user group for the current
windows user? Please help me!

Nov 16 '05 #3

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