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    Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    Hi All,

    Anyone got any idea how to remove group membership from 1700 users in one go.

    My new ICT Techie decided it would be fun to add all students to the domain admins group.

    Don't ask !!!!

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    Cant you just multi select them all in the groups member properties and remove them?

    Ps I hope you have sent him off to dust all the pcs and clean all the mice :twisted:

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    You can with server 2003, not sure about 2000.

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    that reminds of certain tech at school i was at who decided it was good idea to make sure that default amin user was called admin good idea..

    so what he did was create new admin account called whatever and then deleted main account.

    but this was novell and back then if deleted main account it gave every user admin status to stop your self being locked out.

    needless to say wasnt long before we found out the locaation of techies doom install...

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    You can with server 2003, not sure about 2000.
    Can you not get round that by using the management tools on an XP machine?

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    @Dos_Box:

    Off the top of your head can you remember where, we run Win2k3 servers here but for the life of me I can't find it anywhere.

    BTW: He no longer has access to any of the servers :-)

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    @ChrisH:

    Mutli selecting all users and the selecting properties allows you to global add to a group but not remove them.

    Unless....... BRB

    [edit]

    Nope, I thought that if you selected a group and then selected the add group option it would remove the current groups and re-add the selected ones but it does not.

    [/edit]

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    I just tried it with three accounts in the group > Members tab it works for me.

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    ChrisH: Where are you doing this??

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    Can't you just go into the AD Users and Computers, go to the properties of the group and the members tab, then select everyone, then control+leftmouse to deselect those you want to keep.

    Then you hit the remove button.

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    Thats what I meant my explanation was just badly worded

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    Re: Group Membership Woes (Need Help)

    GrumbleDook: I knew it was somewhere, Friday afternoon brain ache.

    Cheers all problem sorted ;-)



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