If you want to find out what AD group am I in or members of ad groups, there are different ways to get active directory groups using PowerShell.
In this article, I will explain the best possible way to find an active directory group I am in or a member of ad groups using PowerShell.
You can get a list of ad groups you are a member of using ADUC ( Active Directory Users and Computers), PowerShell Get-ADUser, Get-ADGroup cmdlets, and the command-line tool.
Find AD Groups I am a Member Of using ADUC
Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is a GUI approach to find active directory groups you belong to.
Follow the below steps to use ADUC to find ad groups
Step 1 – Open ADUC using
dsa.msc command in Run.
Step 2 – Click on the Users folder having all users in it.
Step 3 – Select the user name to view ad groups member of.
Step 4 – Right-click on the user account and click “Properties”.
Step 5 – Click on the “Member of” Tab to view ad groups.
Get a List of AD Groups of User
If you want to get a list of ad groups users belong to using PowerShell, run the below command.
(Get-ADUser toms -Properties MemberOf).memberof | Get-ADGroup | Select-Object name
The above PowerShell script uses
Get-ADUser cmdlet to get a list of users in the active directory with
memberof property and pass user objects to the second command
The second command uses the
Get-ADGroup cmdlet to get a list of ad groups the user belongs to and displays the ad groups names on the console as below.
name ---- Group Policy Creator Owners Domain Admins Enterprise Admins Schema Admins Administrators
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Find Out AD Groups I am in using Cmd
To find out ad groups I am in using the command line, use
gpresult the command-line tool to get the resultant set of policies of a user in the active directory, Run the below command.
Above command in command prompt, get set of policy applied for a given user. /v option is to get detailed verbose information as below
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I hope the above article to find out ad groups I am a member of or user belong to is helpful in finding your ad groups.
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