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Remove a member from the Schema Admins group

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To remove a member from the Schema Admins group

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, click Users in the forest root domain.

    Where?

    • Active Directory Users and Computers/forest root domain/Users

  3. In the details pane, right-click the Schema Admins group, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Members tab, click the member you want to delete, and then click Remove.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dsmod groupGroupDN-rmmbrMemberDN

 

Value Description

GroupDN

Specifies the distinguished name of the Schema Admins group in your root domain.

For example, if the name of your root domain is example.microsoft.com, you would type: "cn=schema admins,cn=users,dc=example,dc=microsoft,dc=com"

MemberDN

Specifies the distinguished name of the user you want to remove from the Schema Admins group.

For example, if you want to remove a user named "Mary Baker" from the Schema Admins group, you would type: "cn=mary baker,cn=users,dc=example,dc=microsoft,dc=com"

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

  • To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt type:

    dsmod group /?

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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