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Change a User's Primary Group

Updated: February 17, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Membership in Account Operators , Domain Admins , or Enterprise Admins , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To change a user’s primary group using Active Directory Administrative Center

  1. To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Administrative Center .

    To open Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server® 2012, click Start , type dsac.exe .

  2. In the navigation pane, select the node that contains the user account whose primary group you want to change.

  3. In the management list, right-click the user whose primary group you want to change, and then click Properties .

  4. In the Member Of section, click the group that you want to set as the user's primary group, and then click Set Primary Group .

Additional considerations

  • You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell . For more information, see Change a User's Primary Group (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141695).

    To open the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012, open Server Manager , click Tools and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell .

    For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).

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