How to add a User to a Group in Active Directory using Server Manager

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Let's say you have a user account named "Jim" and you want to add Jim to the group named "Sales."

  1. In Server Manager, select Tools > Active Directory Users and Groups
  2. Right-click on the Jim user account and select Properties
  3. In the Properties dialog box, select the Member Of tab
  4. Select Add
  5. Type Sales (the name of the group), select Check Names to ensure the group exists, and select OK
    • When selecting Check Names, if the group name is underlined, the group exists
  6. Select OK to close the Properites dialog box. Jim is now added to the Sales group.

To be certain that Jim was added to the Sales group, right-click on the Sales group, select Properites, and select the Members tab.


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