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Manage AD Groups

Some Faculty and Staff are listed as the manager of an AD group. The AD group could be used to grant access to a shared file location, grant access to a service, or anything else. If we have also enabled the ability for the manager to edit the members in this AD group, than this page will help you with the basic steps needed to do that.

Self-Managed Instructions

  1. Open Find Users, Computers, and Groups.
    1. Open the Run window.
      • Option 1: Right Click Start Menu and Click Run
      • Option 2: Press the Win + R key combination
    2. Type this: rundll32 dsquery,OpenQueryWindow
      Note: You can turn this into a desktop shortcut. If you need help, give us a call.

    3. Click OK.
  2. Search for and open your AD group.
    1. Type the name of the group in the Name field.
    2. Click Find Now.
    3. Double click your group in the Search Results at the bottom of the window.
  3. Manage the members:
    Members can be either users or groups.
    1. Add Members
      1. Click Add.
      2. Search for your users or groups.
        • Search users by EUID, first name, last name, or UPN (usually their email address).
        • Search group by group name.
      3. Click OK
    2. Remove Members
      1. Select member in the list.
      2. Click Remove

Need Help

We realize that the self-managed instructions may be dificult for some. If you are one of those, there is no shame in asking for help. Just send us an email with the list of users you want added or removed and we'll do it for you.