IFMEMBER (Resource Kit)

Find out if the current user is a member of one or more workgroups.

Syntax IFMEMBER [options] WorkGroup [ WorkGroup2 WorkGroup3...] Options: /verbose or /v : print all matches. /list or /l : print all groups user is a member of

The %ERRORLEVEL% return code shows how many of the listed workgroups the currently logged-in user is a member of.


IFMEMBER /v /l "MyDomain\Administrators"

IF ERRORLEVEL 1 echo This user is an Administrator

Notice that the syntax here is the opposite to most other commands in that an %errorlevel% of 1 = Success

A good way to utilise IFMEMBER is through conditional execution...

IFMEMBER Administrators || ECHO Error is 1 so [%Username%] is in Admin_WG

IFMEMBER Administrators && ECHO Error is 0 so [%Username%] is NOT in Admin_WG

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NET GROUP - Add or remove a user from a workgroup

SHOWMBRS - List the members of a Workgroup

SHOWACCS - Show access profile (Windows 2000) - MemberOf.exe - Like IFMEMBER but able to handle nested AD groups