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Assign Group Membership in Wired Users Security Groups

Updated: December 19, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can follow these steps to add a user, computer, or group to your wired security group in the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum requirement to perform this procedure.

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. The Active Directory Users and Computers MMC opens. If it is not already selected, click the node for your domain. For example, if your domain is example.com, click example.com.

  2. In the details pane, double-click the folder that contains your wired security group.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the wired security group, and then click Properties. The Properties dialog box for the security group opens.

  4. On the Members tab, click Add, and then complete one of the following procedures.

  1. In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user or group that you want to add, and then click OK.

  2. To assign group membership to other users or groups, repeat step 1 of this procedure.

  1. Click Object Types. The Object Types dialog box opens.

  2. In Object types, select Computers, and then click OK.

  3. In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the computer that you want to add, and then click OK.

  4. To assign group membership to other computers, repeat steps 1-3 of this procedure.

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