Win32_GroupUser namespace is incomplete on Windows Server 2003 RRS feed

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  • Hello.

    I have VBS script that fetches members of local administrator group. 

    It works fine on all versions since 2008 or higher, but on windows server 2003 it doesn't get one domain group, that does exist in local administrators group.

    I see that group in GUI, but it doesnt exist in namespace Win32_GroupUser. Why?

    Sub GetAdministrators(strComputerName)
        Dim objWMIService, strQuery, colItems, Path, strMembers
        groupname = ""
        domain = "."
        sid ="S-1-5-32-544"
        Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")
        qry = "SELECT * FROM Win32_Group WHERE Domain = ""."" and SID=""S-1-5-32-544"""
        For Each group In objWMIService.ExecQuery(qry)
        groupname = group.Name
        strQuery = "select * from Win32_GroupUser where GroupComponent = " & chr(34) & "Win32_Group.Domain='" & strComputerName & "',Name='" & groupname & "'" & Chr(34)
        Set ColItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(strQuery)
        strMembers = ""
        For Each Path In ColItems
            Dim strMemberName, NamesArray, strDomainName, DomainNameArray
            NamesArray = Split(Path.PartComponent,",")
            strMemberName = Replace(Replace(NamesArray(1),Chr(34),""),"Name=","")
            DomainNameArray = Split(NamesArray(0),"=")
            strDomainName = Replace(DomainNameArray(1),Chr(34),"")
            If strDomainName <> strComputerName Then
                strMemberName = strDomainName & "\" & strMemberName
            End If
            WScript.Echo strMemberName
    End Sub
    Function GetComputerName()
        Set objWMISvc = GetObject( "winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2" )
        Set colItems = objWMISvc.ExecQuery( "Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem", , 48 )
        For Each objItem in colItems
            strComputerName = objItem.Name
            GetComputerName = strComputerName
    End Function
    GetAdministrators GetComputerName()
    Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:28 PM

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  • This is the VB.NET forum not a VBS forum.

    I suggest that you find a VBS forum.

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:55 PM
  • Hi pawellrus,

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    Monday, September 18, 2017 2:31 AM