We have two active directory security groups(internal) added into the sharepoint members group explicitly. GroupB is a subgroup of GroupA, when I search a user permission (went to the member group and used check user permission button) for a user belongs to GroupB it returns that the user belongs to GroupB and has contribute permission however when I search for user belongs to GroupA it returns the user does not have any permission on the site.
As far as I know, SharePoint retreats the active directory group like a normal user and does not know the members of the group as it will authenticate the user against active directory.
How does the search works for GroupB and not for the other one? what is the issue?