Deletegroup: Stsadm operation (Windows SharePoint Services)
Updated: June 14, 2007
Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Operation name: Deletegroup
Deletes a group created in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Owners of the group and site collection administrators are the only users who can delete a group.
A confirmation dialog box is not displayed when the deletegroup operation is run. If the operation runs correctly, you will receive the following message: "Operation completely successfully."
stsadm -o deletegroup
-url <URL name>
-name <group name>
A valid URL, such as
The URL of the Web application to which the group name is being deleted
A valid group name, such as "Test1"
The name of the group that is to be deleted