AD Groups: Manage/Edit Active Directory (AD) Groups


Active Directory (AD) Groups manage permissions to or within UT applications or computers in Active Directory. 

An email-enabled AD group is a server-side distribution list that can be used for both emailing a group of people and controlling permissions to applications.  Email-enabled AD groups will appear in the address book in Microsoft Outlook and Google Gmail. AD groups are created by the OIT HelpDesk but can be managed by the Group Owner(s). Directions for managing ownership and membership are below.


  1. Go to and log in with your NetID and password.
  2. Click ‘Manage My Groups’ on the left.

  3. Select the Group you would like to edit and click ‘Edit.

Adding a Group Owner/Group Member

  1. Click the ‘Add’ button to the left of the type of addition desired. 

  2. In the box provided, enter the NetID or name of the person you would like to add and click ‘Search.
  3. Select the appropriate person from the list and click ‘Submit.

Removing a Group Owner/Group Member

  1. Check the box to the right of the person you would like to remove.
  2. Click the appropriate ‘Remove’ button at the top of the column.
    IMPORTANT: You can NOT remove an owner and a member at the same time.

    Remove Owner

    Remove Member

  3. Complete the removal process by clicking ‘Remove’ on the next page.


Removing a Group Member Leaving UT

When the member of one or more AD groups leaves UT, the owner(s) must remove the person from the group(s) as described above. This should be treated as a step in the offboarding process.



Article ID: 122307
Wed 12/9/20 9:01 AM
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Active Directory (AD)