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I have my virtual machine (Windows XP) and some user account assigned to me. I also belong to several groups. What I actually know is my user name, password and a couple of other things that I have remembered or wrote down.

The question is: Where can I find a place on my virtual machine or maybe on a web page, where I can check the groups I belong to and my permissions and other properties of my AD account?

closed as off-topic by HBruijn, Mathias R. Jessen, Nathan C, mdpc, Ward Jul 12 '14 at 4:06

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    Ok, so my question is off-topic. Sorry for that. I could migrate it to other site, but don't see the option. I don't want to delete it, since Mathias R. Jessen gave me a very helpful answer and got deserved points. What shall I do? – Ryszard Dżegan Jul 13 '14 at 20:51
  • Leave it here, It is a great question and has helped me too, thanks for this – marcello miorelli Jun 12 '17 at 14:15
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You don't give out too many useful information about what Operating System you are using, but these procedures will be similar for Vista/7/8/8.1:

To find out what groups you are a member of:

  1. Log on to your virtual machine (assuming it is joined to the domain) with your AD user account
  2. Open up a Command Prompt
  3. Type in whoami /groups and hit enter

The whoami command will now list all the groups that you are a member of


To get a more detailed view of your user accounts properties in Active Directory:
Assuming you're running Windows 8(.1) Enterprise, see below for Windows XP

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features
  2. Select "Turn Windows Features on or off"
  3. Goto to Remote Server Administration Tools -> Role Administration Tools
  4. Check the "AD DS and AD LDS Tools" option and install: RSAT Tools for AD

Now you can launch the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC (dsa.msc), find your account and explore the object properties.

Alternatively, you can use the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell to retrieve the account object and see what Properties emerge:

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Get-ADUser "Ryszard Dzegan" -Properties *|fl

For AD Administration/Access from Windows XP:

  1. Download the Windows Server 2003 Administration Pack and install it
  2. Active Directory Users and Computers should now be available from Control Panel -> Administrative Tools

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