Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Provides a list of local Microsoft Windows groups or a list of global groups that are defined in a specified Windows domain.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
Is the name of the Windows domain for which to enumerate a list of global groups. domain_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
Name of the Windows group
Description of the Windows group provided by Windows
If domain_name is the name of the Windows-based computer that an instance of SQL Server is running on, or no domain name is specified, xp_enumgroups enumerates the local groups from the computer that is running SQL Server.
xp_enumgroups cannot be used when an instance of SQL Server is running on Windows 98.
Requires membership in the db_owner fixed database role in the master database, or membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.
The following example lists the groups in the sales domain.
EXEC xp_enumgroups 'sales';