Server.EnumWindowsGroupInfo Method (String, Boolean)

Enumerates a list of information about all Microsoft Windows groups that have explicitly granted access to the instance of SQL Server and with the option to list the individual members.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)


Public Function EnumWindowsGroupInfo ( _
    group As String, _
    listMembers As Boolean _
) As DataTable
Dim instance As Server
Dim group As String
Dim listMembers As Boolean
Dim returnValue As DataTable

returnValue = instance.EnumWindowsGroupInfo(group, _
public DataTable EnumWindowsGroupInfo(
    string group,
    bool listMembers
DataTable^ EnumWindowsGroupInfo(
    String^ group, 
    bool listMembers
member EnumWindowsGroupInfo : 
        group:string * 
        listMembers:bool -> DataTable 
public function EnumWindowsGroupInfo(
    group : String, 
    listMembers : boolean
) : DataTable


  • group
    Type: System.String
    A String value that specifies a Windows group on which to limit the results.
  • listMembers
    Type: System.Boolean
    A Boolean value that specifies whether to list the members of the Windows group that has been granted access to the instance of SQL Server.
    If True, the individual members are listed.
    If False, the individual members are not listed.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable

A DataTable system object value that contains a list of Windows groups that have explicitly granted access to the instance of SQL Server. The table describes the different columns of the returned DataTable.


Data type


account name


The name of the Windows NT user. NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, for example.



The type of user. This specifies whether the user is an individual account or a group account.



The privilege level assigned to the Windows NT group.

mapped login name


The SQL Server login account to which the Windows NT group is mapped.

permission path


The permission path for the Windows NT group.


'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Call the EnumCollations method and return collation information to DataTable variable.
Dim d As DataTable
'Select the returned data into an array of DataRow.
d = srv.EnumCollations
'Iterate through the rows and display collation details for the instance of SQL Server.
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
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    For Each c In r.Table.Columns
        Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)