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Monitoring group memberships help administrators detect unauthorized addition of users in a group. This will in turn help protect critical company data from falling into the wrong hands.Therefore it is essential for administrators to monitor group memberships continuously.
This article compares the methods of retrieving group membership information using Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus, a comprehensive Active Directory management solution.
Get-ADGroupMember -identity “Domain Controllers” | select name | Export-csv -path C:OutputGroupmembers.csv -NoTypeInformation
The downsides of using Windows PowerShell to get data about group membership:
On the other hand, ADManager Plus gets you the required details with just a few clicks. Also, this solution helps administrators manage the network and keep it secure by generating reports on all AD objects. It can also help the administrators automate several routine tasks such as user creation, password management and so on.