How to remove a group from other groups in Active Directory using PowerShell scripts?

Read on to know to remove an Active Directory (AD) group from other groups using PowerShell and how you can get it done easier with ADManager Plus, a comprehensive Active Directory management solution.

Windows PowerShell

  • Identify the domain in which the AD group to be removed is located.
  • Create and compile the script for removing the AD group. Execute the script in PowerShell.
  • Sample script to remove an AD group:
PS C:\> Remove-ADGroupMember -Identity "interns" -Members "marketing team"
Click to copy entire script

ADManager Plus

  • Navigate to Management > Group Management > Modify Single Group.
  • Select the Domain and the AD Account(s) you wish to remove from the group. Then click Update Group.


How to remove a  group from another group in Active Directory using ADManager Plus

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Although removing an AD group object with native tools like PowerShell looks simple, it comes with a few limitations like:

  • PowerShell script can be run only from the computers which have the Active Directory Domain Services role installed in them.
  • The syntax, parameters and iterations need to be correct. A typo or incorrect syntax might be difficult to spot and rectify especially when the script is a long one.
  • Inability to delegate the management of AD groups to help desk technicians.

ADManager Plus helps you perform the same with a few clicks from its web based GUI console with pre-defined reports to list all members of a group and manage them right from the reports. Learn more about it here.

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