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Create a New 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 create a new 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, right-click the node in which you want to add a group, click New , and then click Group .

  3. In Create Group , in the Group section:

    • Type the name of the new group.

      By default, the name that you type is also entered as the Group (SamAccountName) name of the new group.

    • In Group scope , click one of the options.

      For more information, see the section "Group scope" in Understanding Groups.

    • In Group type , click one of the options.

      For more information, see the section "Group types" in Understanding Groups.

    • To protect the group from accidental deletion, select the Protect from accidental deletion check box.

  4. In Create Group , modify the appropriate values in the Managed By , Member Of , and Members sections, and then click OK .

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 Create a New Group (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141703).

    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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