How to modify AD group attributes using PowerShell scripts

The following is a comparison between modifying AD group attributes with Windows PowerShell and ADManager Plus:

Windows PowerShell

Steps to modify AD group attributes for an AD account using PowerShell:

  • Identify the domain in which you want to modify the group attributes of user(s)
  • Identify the LDAP attributes you need modify.
  • Compile the script.
  • Execute it in Windows PowerShell.

Sample Windows PowerShell script

Set-ADGroup -Identity "CN=AccessControl,DC=AppNC" -Description "Access Rights Group" -Passthru
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ADManager Plus

How to modify groups of users:

  • Select Group Attributes -> User Management -> Management.
  • Select the domain and OU.
  • Choose the desired user(s), add/remove preferred groups and select Apply.


Modify Active Directory group attributes using ADManager Plus

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Following are the limitations to modify AD users' groups using native tools like Windows PowerShell:

  • We can run this script only from the computers which has Active Directory Domain Services role.
  • With each filter and conditions, the script will get longer and complicated.
  • Troubleshooting these scripts requires extensive AD and scripting expertise

ADManager Plus can help you modify AD users' groups in bulk with just a CSV file in a simple and intuitively designed UI.

Manage group memberships in bulk with ADManager Plus.

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