Changing the Scope or Type of a Group

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to change the scope or type of a group.


The following example demonstrates how to change the group scope and the group category of the group SvcAccPSOGroup in the domain. This example demonstrates how to set the group scope to Universal and the group category to Security:

Set-ADGroup -Identity SvcAccPSOGroup –GroupScope Universal -GroupCategory Security

Additional information

You can use the following parameters when you set many of the common values that are applied to groups in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS):

  • GroupCategory

  • HomePage

  • ManagedBy

  • State

  • StreetAddress

  • Description

  • DisplayName

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