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Simple step to create a Group using Windows PowerShell in Server 2012

July 7, 2013

In my previous post, I posted a step to create AD user account using Windows PowerShell, now i going to show you how to create a AD group using Windows Powershell in this simple step.

1 – as usual, open your Windows Powershell (please identify where you going to place your new group, for this demo I will create a MelakaBranchUsers group in MelakaBranch OU)



2 – in PowerShell, please type New-ADGroup MelakaBranchUsers -Path “ou=MelakaBranch,dc=cpx,dc=local” -GroupScope Global -GroupCategory Security and press Enter.

— New-ADGroup MelakaBranchUsers = this command to create new Group call MelakaBranch

— -Path “ou=MelakaBranch,dc=cpx,dc=local” = this command is location where you going to create the group

— -GroupScope Global -GroupCategory Security = this command is where you choose global group scope and security group type



3 – Open Active Directory User and Computers, refresh the interface and your newly created MelakaBranchUser is appear.




4 – Next, lets transfer our AD user Maler into this MelakaBranchUser group, in your PowerShell type Add-ADGroupMember MelakaBranchUsers -Members Maler and press Enter.



5 – Lastly, to check if Maler is in correct group we created just now or not, execute  this command : Get-ADGroupMember MelakaBranchUsers



That’s all for now.. my next post I will guide you all how to create AD user accounts in Bulk..

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