dsmod group


Modify a group in active directory.

Syntax DSMOD Group GroupDN [-secgrp {yes | no}] [-scope {l | g | u}] [-samid SAMName] [-desc Description] [{-addmbr | -rmmbr | -chmbr} MemberDN ...] [{-s Server | -d Domain}] [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}] Key Group_DN Distinguished name of the group that you want to add. If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin) -secgrp A security group (yes) or a distribution group (no) default=Yes. -scope Domain local (l), global (g), or universal (u) default=g SAMName Unique SAM account name for this group (By default, the dn attribute from the GroupDN.) -addmbr Add members to the group | -rmmbr Remove members from the group -chmbr Replace members in the group -s Server Connect to a remote server/domain, default=%logonserver% domain controller. -c Continue with the next object after any error (when you specify multiple target objects) by default dsmod will exit when the first error occurs. -q Quiet, suppress all output -uc Unicode format -uco Unicode format for output only -uci Unicode format for input only

DS* commands are available on networked machines with the server role A.D. Domain Services installed, Domain Controllers (or for XP users: XP Professional).


Add all members of the Finance group to the Sales group:

C:\> set _finance="CN=Finance Dept,OU=Europe,DC=ss64,DC=com"

C:\> set _sales="CN=Sales Dept,OU=Europe,DC=ss64,DC=com"

C:\> dsget group %_finance% -members | dsmod group %_sales% -addmbr

Add all users from the Europe organizational unit (OU) to the existing group AfricaMarket:

C:\> set _europe="OU=Europe,DC=ss64,DC=com"

C:\> set _AfricaMkt ="CN=AfricaMarket,OU=Africa,DC=ss64,DC=Com"

C:\> dsquery user %_europe% | dsmod group %_AfricaMkt% -addmbr

Add the user Fred to all administrator distribution list groups:

C:\> set _dls="OU=Distribution Lists,DC=ss64,DC=com"

C:\> set _fred="cn=fred,ou=staff,dc=ss64,dc=com"

C:\> dsquery group %_dls% -name adm* | dsmod group -addmbr %_fred%

Add the user Fred to the finance group

C:\> dsmod group %_finance% -addmbr %_fred%

“When people show you who they are, believe them” - Maya Angelou


DSAdd - Add object

DSMod - Modify object

DSGet - Display object

DSMove - Move object

DSQuery - Search for objects

DSRM - Delete object

CSVDE - Import or export AD info in CSV format.

LDIFDE - Edit AD Objects, extend schema, import or export AD information.

Q322684 - Directory Service Command-Line Tools