Viewing the Nested Members of a Group

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to view the nested members of a group. Nested members of a group are the members of a group that is contained in another group. For example, if group A is contained within group B, the members of group A are the nested members of group B.


The following example demonstrates how to view the nested members of the group G1 in the domain:

Get-ADGroupMember G1 -Recursive | FT Name,ObjectClass -A

Additional information

You can use the following parameters when you retrieve many of the common values that are associated with viewing the nested members of a group:

  • GroupCategory

  • HomePage

  • ManagedBy

  • State

  • StreetAddress

  • Description

  • DisplayName

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADGroupMember, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADGroupMember –detailed, and then press ENTER.