How to remove users from Active Directory group using PowerShell

The following is a comparison between removing users from AD group with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:

Windows PowerShell

Steps to remove AD users from groups using PowerShell:

  • Identify the domain in which you want to manage the users’ group membership.
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need modify
  • Compile the script.
  • Execute it in Windows PowerShell.

Sample Windows PowerShell script:

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
Remove-ADGroupMember -Identity "DemoGroup001" -Members "DemoUser001"
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ADManager Plus

Steps to remove AD users from groups:

  • Select Management -> User Management -> Group Attributes.
  • Choose the domain and OU.
  • Select the desired list of users or import a CSV file with the preferred list of users.
  • Select the group(s) from which the users should be removed, and click Apply.


How to remove users from Active Directory group using ADManager Plus

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Following are the limitations to remove users from AD group(s) using native tools like Windows PowerShell:

  • We can run this script only from the computers which have Active Directory Domain Services role.
  • With each attribute update, the script will get longer and complicated
  • Troubleshooting is not easy in case of errors.

ADManager Plus can remove users from AD group(s) in bulk armed with just a CSV file from a simple and intuitively designed UI.

Manage group memberships in bulk with ADManager Plus.

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