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Adding or Removing a Computer Account from a Group

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to add or remove a computer account to and from a group.

The following example demonstrates how to add a computer to a group:

Get-ADComputer fabrikamsrv1 | Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership -MemberOf ManagedComputerGroups

To add multiple computers to a group, you can pipeline (pass additional values for) multiple computer accounts to the Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership cmdlet by using the Get-ADComputer cmdlet.

The following example demonstrates how to remove a computer from a group:

Remove-ADGroupMember -Identity SvcAccPSOGroup -Member IIS01

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADComputer, Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership, or Remove-ADGroupMember, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADComputer –detailed, Get-Help Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership –detailed, or Get-Help Remove-ADGroupMember –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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