Assign Group Membership

Updated: May 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to add a user, computer, or group to a group in Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

To assign group membership

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. The Active Directory Users and Computers MMC opens. If it is not already selected, click the node for your domain. For example, if your domain is, click

  2. In the details pane, double-click the folder that contains the group to which you want to add a member.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/domain node/folder that contains the group
  3. In the details pane, right-click the group to which you want to add a member, and then click Properties. The group Properties dialog box opens. Click the Members tab.

  4. On the Members tab, click Add.

  5. In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user, group, or computer that you want to add, and then click OK.

  6. To assign group membership to other users, groups or computers, repeat steps 4 and 5 of this procedure.