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Net group

Adds, displays, or modifies global groups in domains.

Syntax

net group [groupname [/comment:"text"]] [/domain]

net group [groupname {/add [/comment:"text"] | /delete} [/domain]]

net group [groupname username[ ...] {/add | /delete} [/domain]]

Parameters

groupname   : Specifies the name of the group to add, expand, or delete. Specify a group name to view a list of users in a group only.

/comment:" text "   : Adds a comment for a new or existing group. The comment can have as many as 48 characters. Enclose the text in quotation marks.

/domain   : Performs the operation on the domain controller in the current domain. Otherwise, the operation is performed on the local computer.

/add   : Adds a group, or adds a user name to a group. You must establish an account for users that you add to a group with this command.

/delete   : Removes a group, or removes a user name from a group.

UserName [ ...] : Lists one or more user names to add to or remove from a group. Separate multiple user name entries with a space.

net help   command   : Displays help for the specified net command.

Remarks

  • Used without parameters, net group displays the name of a server and the names of groups on the server.

  • You can also type net groups.

  • Use net group to group users who use the network in the same or similar ways. When you assign rights to a group, each member of the group automatically has those rights. In the output, net group precedes groups that include both users and groups with an asterisk (*).

    The net group output of groups on the server is similar to the following:

    Group Accounts for \\PRODUCTION
    ----------------------------------------------
    *Domain Admins           *Domain Users

Examples

To display a list of all of the groups on the local server, type:

net group

To add a group called Exec to the local user accounts database, type:

net group exec /add

To add a group called Exec to the domain database, type:

net group exec /add /domain

To add the existing user accounts stevev, ralphr, and jennyt to the Exec group on the local computer, type:

net group exec stevev ralphr jennyt /add

To add the existing user accounts stevev, ralphr, and jennyt to the Exec group in the domain database, type:

net group exec stevev ralphr jennyt /add /domain

To display users in the Exec group, type:

net group exec

To add a comment to the Exec group record, type:

net group exec /comment:"The executive staff"

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Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

Net localgroup

Net user

Net services overview

Command-line reference A-Z

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