You get a helpdesk ticket that a user needs to be added to an AD group. A quick command in PowerShell is all you need. By the time Active Directory Users and Computers opens, you’re closing the ticket.

Open a PowerShell prompt:

Add-ADGroupMember NameOfADGroup userID09

To confirm the account is there, run this:

Get-ADGroupMember NameOfADGroup | select SamAccountName | sort-object SamAccountName -descending


Be sure to import theĀ  Active Directory module.

If using Windows 7 or Windows 10 download the Remote Server Administration Tools & Install.

If your using a server, add the feature, Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.

If you need to delete a user from a group:

Remove-ADGroupMember NameOfADGroup userID09