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 add a member to a 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 management list, right-click the group to which you want to add members, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Members section, click Add.

  4. In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user, group, or computer that you want to add to the group, and then click OK.

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 Add a Member to a Group (

    For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (

  • In addition to users and computers, group members can include contacts and other groups.

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