Deletegroup: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: June 14, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Deletes a group created in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Owners of the group and site collection administrators are the only users who can delete a group.

A confirmation dialog box is not displayed when the deletegroup operation is run. If the operation runs correctly, you will receive the following message: "Operation completely successfully."

stsadm -o deletegroup

   -url <URL name>

   -name <group name>


Parameter Value Required? Description


A valid URL, such as



The URL of the Web application to which the group name is being deleted


A valid group name, such as "Test1"


The name of the group that is to be deleted