New-LocalGroup

Creates a local security group.

Syntax

New-LocalGroup
   [-Description <String>]
   [-Name] <String>
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-LocalGroup cmdlet creates a local security group in the Security Account Manager.

Note

The Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts module is not available in 32-bit PowerShell on a 64-bit system.

Examples

Example 1: Create a security group

New-LocalGroup -Name "SecurityGroup04"

This command creates a group named SecurityGroup04.

Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Specifies a comment for the group. The maximum length is 48 characters.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies a name for the group. The maximum length is 256 characters.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

String

You can pipe a string to this cmdlet.

Outputs

System.Management.Automation.SecurityAccountsManager.LocalGroup

This cmdlet returns a security group.

Notes

` The PrincipalSource property is a property on LocalUser, LocalGroup, and LocalPrincipal objects that describes the source of the object. The possible sources are as follows:

  • Local
  • Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory group
  • Microsoft Account

PrincipalSource is supported only by Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and later versions of the Windows operating system. For earlier versions, the property is blank.