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win32 get ADS group informaton

Hi There,

Realy simple question, I'm an old perl monger, but need to get some information from active directory, I need to know the groups which the login user is a member of.

I believe I need to use Win32 calls, but not sure which ones.

Hopefully is this rather simple

  1. get login name and set to a variable $loginname
  2. create an array and fill with ADS groups which $loginname is a member.

Cheers all.

Mike Paul 212.159.52.210 (talk)

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