Running Windows 7 on my work PC, how can I check which groups I am a part of on the domain from my PC? I know how to check the local groups using MMC (Microsoft Management Console), just not the groups managed on the domain. I do not have remote access to our domain controller to check this, as we use a proprietary admin tool to access the server and licensing prevents additional installation.

  • Is it an Active Directory domain, or something else?
    – Taegost
    Jun 25, 2013 at 14:22
  • Active Directory, sorry
    – codewario
    Jun 25, 2013 at 14:25

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Open a command prompt.

Type: net user <userName> /domain

It will list both Local and Global groups that user belongs to.

If you want it to only list the groups, you can use Find to filter it:

net user <userName> /domain | find "Group"

This has worked in all (NT) version of Windows since at least NT 4.

On Vista/2008 and above, you can also use WhoAmI /Groups to get a verbose list of group memberships (including their UIDs, etc.) for the current user.

  • nice. didn't know about this. FWIW it also works on 2008 R2 (not just Win7 as question is tagged with)
    – James
    Jun 25, 2013 at 14:25
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    this worked, i also just found out that WHOAMI /GROUPS also shows more verbose information about the groups you are a member of as well
    – codewario
    Jun 25, 2013 at 14:27
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    I forgot about WHOAMI /groups, Old habits I guess, the Net User command has been around since NT 4 days. :) I'll add that to my answer to round it out. Jun 25, 2013 at 14:39
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    This is not helpful, because the group names are truncated to 21 characters. A better solution, which also does not require extra software, is here serverfault.com/a/594724/66588
    – t0r0X
    Mar 16, 2015 at 19:51
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    @Vistor Feel free to add an additional answer instead of claiming the existing answer is not helpful (18 people disagree ;) ) and just posting a link. The more answers the better. :) Mar 16, 2015 at 19:54

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