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 add a computer account to a 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, select the node that contains the computer account that you want to add to a group.
In the management list, right-click the computer account that you want to add to a group, and then click Properties.
Under Member Of, click Add.
In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the group to which you want to add this computer account, 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 Add a Computer Account to a Group (
For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (
- By adding a computer to a group, you can assign permissions to all the computer accounts in that group and you can filter Group Policy settings on all the accounts in that group.