I frequently get asked which group type can be member of which group. For this reason I decided to explain the nesting of AD groups in this article with the help of some graphical illustrations.
The PowerShell function “IsMember” checks if the user who runs the PowerShell script is a member of a certain group. This has advantages compared to using Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI).
Group Management in Active Directory can be eased by using PowerShell. This time I want to explain the basic ADGroup cmdlets. ADGroup Cmdlets are used for: – creating new groups – showing groups and their attributes – changing groups’ attributes
If you want to use AD groups to assign permissions for ressources, you usually do it this way: Bind permissions to local groups Nest global or universal groups into the local groups Add users to global groups But assigning authorizations like this can have unexpected results…
In Microsoft’s Active Directory groups are used to manage permissions and access to shares and apps. But with a big number of users accounts the group management becomes time-consuming for many admins. Dynamic group memberships would reduce administrative overhead here and prevent over-permissioning. But this is not a standard feature of Active Directory. This is […]
Log-ons do not work, permissions do not take effect and group policies can not be applied. The reason could be that the user has memberships in too many Active Directory groups. You may try to incease the MaxTokenSize to fix this issue.
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