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netlocalgroupdelmembers (netapi32)
removes one or more members from an existing local group

C# Signature:

    [DllImport("NetApi32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Auto, SetLastError = true)]
    static extern Int32 NetLocalGroupDelMembers(
        string servername,
        string groupname,
        UInt32 level,
        ref LOCALGROUP_MEMBERS_INFO_3 buf,
        UInt32 totalentries

VB Signature:

Declare Function NetLocalGroupDelMembers Lib "netapi32.dll" (TODO) As TODO

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Sample Code:

            public string Domain;

        [DllImport("advapi32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Auto, SetLastError = true)]
        static extern bool LookupAccountSid(
            string SystemName,
            [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPArray)] byte[] Sid,
            StringBuilder Name,
            ref uint NameCount,
            StringBuilder ReferencedDomainName,
            ref uint ReferencedDomainNameCount,
            out SID_NAME_USE SIDUse);

        public static bool DelUserFromGroup(string UserName)
            bool bOk = false;

            StringBuilder sbName = new StringBuilder();
            uint uiName = (uint)sbName.Capacity;
            StringBuilder sbReferencedDomainName = new StringBuilder();
            uint uiReferencedDomainNameCount = (uint)sbReferencedDomainName.Capacity;
            SID_NAME_USE eUse;
            // Sid for BUILTIN\Administrators
            byte[] baSid = new byte[] { 1, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 5, 32, 0, 0, 0, 32, 2 };

            if (!LookupAccountSid(null, baSid, sbName, ref uiName, sbReferencedDomainName, ref uiReferencedDomainNameCount, out eUse))
                return bOk;

            // prepare user name
            LOCALGROUP_MEMBERS_INFO_3 info;
            info.Domain = UserName;

            int iRetVal = 0;
            if ((iRetVal = NetLocalGroupDelMembers(null, sbName.ToString(), 3, ref info, 1)) != 0)
                bOk = true;

            return bOk;


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