An AD User is permissioned through which AD groups that are logins on my SQL Server?

This is a useful query to impersonate any windows user and then list the various AD groups that the user is gaining access to your SQL Server through.  Even if the windows user isn’t an explicit login on the SQL Server, the script will return the AD groups that he or she is a member of that allowed access to SQL Server.

SELECT @LOGINNAME = ‘domainname\loginname’
SELECT distinct token.*,grp.*
FROM sys.login_token token
JOIN sys.server_principals grp
ON token.sid = grp.sid
WHERE token.[type] = ‘WINDOWS GROUP’
AND grp.[type] = ‘G’
order by 3


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