How to delete a group in Active Directory using PowerShell scripts?
Read on to know to remove an Active Directory (AD) group using PowerShell and how you can get it done easier with ADManager Plus, a comprehensive Active Directory management solution.
- Identify the domain in which the AD group to be deleted is located.
- Create and compile the script for deleting the AD group. Execute the script in PowerShell.
- Sample script to delete an AD group:
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PS C:\> Remove-ADGroup -Identity Interns
- Navigate to Management > Group Management > Bulk Group Management > Delete Groups.
- Select the Domain and the Group Account(s) you wish to delete. You can even import this list from a CSV file. Then click Apply.
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Although deleting an AD group with native tools like PowerShell looks simple, it comes with a few limitations:
- 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 deletion of 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 security and distribution groups separately and delete them right from the reports. Learn more about it here.