How to Create a Group in Active Directory

Commerce Server 2007
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This topic provides instructions for creating user groups in Active Directory directory service on the Domain Controller. For a summary of the user groups that you create on the domain controller, see What Are the Accounts and Groups to Create?


To perform this step, you must be a member of the Account Operators group, Domain Admins group, or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To create a group account in Active Directory on the Domain Controller

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In Active Directory Users and Computers window, expand <domain name>.com

  3. In the console tree, right-click the folder in which you want to add a new group.

  4. Click New, and then click Group.

  5. Type the name of the new group. Use a name that you can easily associate with the role or service for which you are creating.

  6. In the New Object - Group dialog box, do the following:

    1. In Group scope, click Global scope.

    2. In Group type, click Security.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. Repeat steps 3 through 7 for all remaining groups.