How can I find out what Active Directory groups I’m a member of

In most, hopefully, all cooperations, most user privilleges are organized in the Active Directory of that cooperation. The Active Directory is responsible for Domain Services which stores directory information and handles the interaction of the user with the domain he or she belongs too. Active Directory is quite a complex subject and we suggest you read this article if you want to learn more about it.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can find out to which Active Directory groups you belong and what your memberships are. (Sometimes people call them Security Groups) Let’s get started on answering your question; “How can I find out what Active Directory groups I’m a member of”

There are multiple methods and it depends on your user privileges which one you can use. We will show you the easiest option which will work for almost all users.

Using GPResult to find out to which Active Directory groups you belong.

One of the methods to find out which Active Directory groups you belong too is to use GPResult. You can do that by following these steps.

1. Hit the Windows and R key at the same time and type CMD then hit the enter button. Alternatively, you can right-click the Start button and choose Command Prompt.

2. Type the command “gpresult /v” in the Command Prompt window and then hit enter to confirm.

3. Wait a few seconds for the results to appear. You should then see all the groups you belong too.

We hope this article helped you on how to find out to which Active Directory groups you belong to. If you need more help than feel free to comment below and we will be happy to help you solve any problems.

Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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