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How to retrieve the local admin group name?

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The question sounds simple, but appearantly it is not...

How can I get the name of the local administrators group?

The problem is, that with different Windows languages the name differs.
In english the name is "Administrators", in german "Administratoren" in
spanish "Administratores" etc...

I also have the same problem with the "Distributed COM Users" group...

Any idea?

Thanks in advance!
Nov 14 '06 #1
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Ultimus wrote:
The question sounds simple, but appearantly it is not...

How can I get the name of the local administrators group?

The problem is, that with different Windows languages the name
differs. In english the name is "Administrators", in german
"Administratoren" in spanish "Administratores" etc...

I also have the same problem with the "Distributed COM Users" group...

Any idea?
Could you use the SID S-1-5-32-544?
"Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems":
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/243330

Andrew
Nov 14 '06 #2

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Thanks, Andrew.

This here finally solved my problem:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...5/hey1102.mspx

Cheers,
Thomas
Nov 14 '06 #3

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