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


Active Directory (AD) Groups can be used for setting group permissions through AD, as well as allowing people to send email to a group. An email-enabled AD group is a server-side distribution list that can be used for both emailing a group of people and as a permissions control mechanism.  AD groups that are email-enabled will appear in the address book within the Volmail system on both Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) and Gmail. AD groups are created by the OIT HelpDesk and can be managed by the 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. NOTE: OIT does not manage groups on behalf of owners through any automated processes.


Article ID: 122307
Wed 12/9/20 9:01 AM
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