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Creating 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 create a group in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

The following example demonstrates how to create a group named RODCAdmins in the Fabrikam.com domain:

New-ADGroup -Name "RODC Admins" -SamAccountName RODCAdmins -GroupCategory Security -GroupScope Global -DisplayName "RODC Administrators" -Path "CN=Users,DC=Fabrikam,DC=Com"

You can use the following parameters when you set many of the common values that are associated with creating a group:

  • GroupCategory

  • HomePage

  • ManagedBy

  • State

  • StreetAddress

  • Description

  • DisplayName

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to New-ADGroup, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help New-ADGroup –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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