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Active Roles 7.3.1 - User Guide

Introduction Getting Started User or Service Account Management Group Management Computer Account Management Organizational Unit Management Management of Contacts Management of Exchange Recipients

Adding members to a group

Adding members to a group

Depending on its scope, a group may contain members (users, groups, computers, contacts) from anywhere in the forest, or only members from its own domain.

To add members to a group, right-click the group, click Properties, and go to the Members tab in the Properties dialog box. On the Members tab, click Add. This displays the Select Objects dialog box where you can select the objects you want to add to the group.

In the Select Objects dialog box, you can select objects from the list or type object names. Use the Check Names button to verify the names you type. If Active Roles cannot find an object, it prompts you to correct the name.

The Members tab lists objects that belong to the group. If the Show indirect members check box is selected, the list also includes the objects that belong to the group because of group nesting.

The Temporal Membership Settings button can be used to specify the date and time when the selected members should be added or removed from the group. For more information about this feature, see Using temporal group memberships later in this document.

Figure 16: Adding members to a group

On the Members tab, you can manage user accounts and other objects directly from the list of members. To manage a group member, right-click the member and use commands on the shortcut menu.

NOTE:When you select multiple groups, the Members tab lists the objects that belong to each of the selected groups. If a given object does not belong to one of the selected groups, then that object does not appear in the list.

Steps for adding a member to a group

Steps for adding a member to a group

To add a member to a group

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the group to which you want to add a member.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the group, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Members tab in the Properties dialog box, click Add.
  4. In the Select Objects dialog box, type the name of the directory object, such as a user or computer, that you want to add to the group, or select and add the object from the list, and then click OK.

NOTE:

  • In addition to users and computers, membership in a particular group can include contacts and other groups.
  • The Members tab displays a list of objects that belong to the group. You can select the Show indirect members check box for the Members list to also display the objects that belong to the group indirectly (because of group nesting). If that check box is cleared, the Members list displays only those objects that were added to the group directly.
  • The Add button appears on the Members tab only if the group is a basic group. For a dynamic group, use the Membership Rules tab to populate the group. For details, see Administering dynamic (rule-based) groups later in this document.
  • Depending on the scope of a group, the group can hold members from anywhere in the forest or only from its own domain. For more information, see About groups earlier in this document.

Removing members from a group

Removing members from a group

To remove members from a group, right-click the group, click Properties, and go to the Members tab in the Properties dialog box. On the Members tab, select members from the list and click Remove.

Steps for removing a member from a group

Steps for removing a member from a group

To remove a member from a group

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the group from which you want to remove a member.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the group, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Members tab in the Properties dialog box, click the member you want to remove, and then click Remove.

NOTE:

  • The Members tab displays a list of objects that belong to the group. You can select the Show indirect members check box for the Members list to also display the objects that belong to the group indirectly (because of group nesting). If that check box is cleared, the Members list displays only those objects that were added to the group directly.
  • With the Show indirect members check box selected, the Members list also includes the objects that belong to the group indirectly. If you select such an object from the list, the Remove button is unavailable. An object can be removed from only those groups of which the object is a direct member.
  • The Remove button appears on the Members tab only if the group is a basic group. For a dynamic group, use the Membership Rules tab to add or remove members from the group. For details, see Administering dynamic (rule-based) groups later in this document.
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