Membership in Account Operators, Domain Admins, or Enterprise Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at

To change a user’s primary group using Active Directory Administrative Center
  1. To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Administrative Center.


    Another way to open Active Directory Administrative Center is to click Start, click Run, and then type dsac.exe.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the node that contains the user account whose primary group you want to change.

  3. In the management list, right-click the user whose primary group you want to change, and then click Properties.

  4. In the Member Of section, click the group that you want to set as the user's primary group, and then click Set Primary Group.

Additional considerations

  • You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more information, see Change a User's Primary Group (

    For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (

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