SharePoint - How-to - Add/Remove Active Directory Groups

This document provides how to add/remove Active Directory group for administrative access in SharePoint site.

Intended Audience

SharePoint site administrators only. Instructions are for Windows and Mac users. 

**Note: Instructions for Windows and Mac platforms are identical once the Active Directory application is open.


  1.  Must be Admin for SharePoint site.
  2. AD Search (Windows) or AD Users and Computers.rdp (Mac) tools enabled on staff computer.

How-To Steps (Windows and Mac)

Below are steps on how to add/remove a user in department SharePoint site.

**Note: Images are intended as examples only and may differ from what you see when actually in Active Directory.  Please follow the written instructions for  more detailed information.

Windows Users:
  1. AD Search can be installed in Software Center
  2. Navigate to Windows Start Menu, type "AD Search" in the search box and open it
  3. Search your SharePoint group in AD Search
  4. a
Mac Users:
  1. Open "AD Users and Computers.rdp" file on your computer desktop
  2. Authenticate with your UWM PantherID credentials, drop down
RDP file on Mac users desktop
Enter PantherID Credentials

All Users:
  1. Navigate to your department, open to make modification
  2. Select the group that you want to add/remove user. Double click
  3. Inside the pop-up, select "Members" tab
    1. Add Member

        To add member, click "Add". In a pop up, enter user ePantherID into the box, click "Check Names
        Click "OK", then click "Apply"

      Remove Member

        To remove member, select the member you want to remove. Click "Remove"
        Click "Yes", then click "Apply"
Side note: This add/remove will take about 1 - 2 hours to be effective.

Keywords:add, sharepoint, add user, add user to add, remove ad user, remove, update, sharepoint add, sharepoint remove   Doc ID:68528
Owner:Alex H.Group:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
Created:2016-11-09 13:00 CDTUpdated:2017-03-10 10:08 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
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