Membership in Account Operators, Domain Admins, or Enterprise Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at
|To create a new group using Active Directory Administrative Center|
To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Administrative Center.
Another way to open Active Directory Administrative Center is to click Start, click Run, and then type dsac.exe.
In the navigation pane, right-click the node in which you want to add a group, click New, and then click Group.
In Create Group, in the Group section:
Type the name of the new group.
By default, the name that you type is also entered as the Group (SamAccountName) name of the new group.
In Group scope, click one of the options.
For more information, see the section "Group scope" in Understanding Groups.
In Group type, click one of the options.
For more information, see the section "Group types" in Understanding Groups.
- To protect the group from accidental deletion, select the Protect from accidental deletion check box.
- Type the name of the new group.
In Create Group, modify the appropriate values in the Managed By, Member Of, and Members sections, and then click OK.
- You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more information, see Create a New Group (
For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (