Group Management Page

The Group Management page on the Users and Groups tab is where you can create, configure, delete, and assign members to security groups and distribution lists.

For more information about managing groups in Windows EBS, see:

  • Windows EBS Administration Guide at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108929).
  • Active Directory Users and Computers Help. In Windows Server 2008, click Start, and then click Help and Support.

Page layout

 

Item Details

Results pane

Lists the security groups and distribution lists in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

Details pane

Shows detailed group information, properties, and membership for the group that is selected in the results pane.

Tasks pane

General group management tasks. For more information, see the Group Management Tasks section later in this document.

Management tasks for the group that is selected in the results pane. For more information, see the <Group> Tasks section later in this document.

Working with the data

  • To refresh the page: On the View menu, click Refresh.
  • To group the objects in the results pane: On the View menu, click Group By, and then click a field name. To ungroup the objects, on the View menu, click Group By, and then click Ungroup.
  • To sort the objects in the results pane: On the View menu, click Sort By, and then click a field name. Alternatively, click a column heading in the results pane and sort the objects in a field.
  • To customize the arrangement of data in the results pane: On the View menu, click Customize Results View. Then in the Customize the Results View dialog box, select and rearrange the columns.
  • To save the data in the results pane: On the File menu, click Save As CSV.
  • To display a task menu: Right-click an object in the results pane. To start a task, click the task name in the menu.
  • To start the primary task associated with an object: Double-click the object in the results pane.

Group Management tasks

 

Tasks Details

New group

Opens the New Group dialog box to create a security group or distribution list.

Start Group Policy Management Console

Starts the Group Policy Management Console.

<Group> tasks

 

Task Details

Change group properties

Opens the Group AccountProperties dialog box in the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

Remove group

Opens the Remove Group dialog box to confirm deletion of the group from AD DS.

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