Modifying Group Attributes


 

Using this feature, you can perform group related operations on the selected computer objects. The following are the operations that can be performed on the bulk computer objects:

 

  • Add to group: It allows you to associate bulk computer accounts to a security/distribution group.

  • Remove from Group: It allows to de-associate multiple computer accounts from the groups that they are members of.

  • Set the primary group: By default, the "Primary Group" of computer objects is "Domain Computers" group.  However, under exceptional  conditions, the primary group of bulk computers can easily be changed by using ADManager Plus.

Procedure:

 

Modification of group attributes of bulk computer objects is just carried out in 2 steps. First, choose the group operation to be performed and then provide necessary input for the operation. Then, select the CSV file or use the Search option for which the operation has to be carried out.

 

Steps:

  • Click AD Mgmt tab -> Computer Management - - > Modify Group Attributes

    • To add computer (s) to a group:

      • Click the + button ( which is present beside Add to Group )

      • Select the group to which you to add the computer (s) and click OK.

    • To remove computer (s) from a group

      • Click on the + button ( which is present beside Remove from Group )

      • Select the group from which you want to remove the computer (s) and click OK


      To remove the computers from all the groups that they are currently members of, select the 'Clear all Group Memberships' option.

    • To set primary group for computer (s)

      • Click the + button ( which is present beside Set the primary group )

      • Select the Group which you wish to be set as the primary group for the computer (s) and click Ok

  • From the drop down menu, select the domain in which the computer (s) are located (Note: If you know the OU in which the computers are located, click the add OUs button and select the appropriate OU)

  • You can now use one of the following options to list the computers whose group attributes have to be modified:

    • You can import the CSV file (sample CSV file) which contains the list of computers. After importing the CSV file, from the drop down menu (on the right hand side), select the LDAP attribute based on which you want to search the objects in Active directory.

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    • Use the  Search option to find the computers (Note: To list all the computers, just click the Search button without typing anything in the Search box)

  • Now, use the check box to select the desired list of computer (s) and then click Apply.

The change summary and the status of the modification can be verified.

 

Roll the mouse over the icon to see the attributes in the windows native UI.