Solved

Delete Sharepoint 2010 groups, sites already deleted

Posted on 2014-01-08
5
270 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-06
I am trying to clean up the security groups for SharePoint 2010.  We have several sites that have been deleted over time. There Sharepoint security groups associated for these sites that I would like to delete.  I'm having troubles finding relevent information on how to delete these groups.  I'm going to assume I will have to do it from the Powershell console for SharePoint.    Does anyone know how to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:cknoderer
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:cknoderer
ID: 39766687
I have gone into the People and Groups section, clicked on the icon next to the group, gone to the bottom, clicked the DELETE, then clicked OK on the popup asking if I wanted to delete the sharepoint group. After clicking OK, nothing happens.  I am a farm administator.  I've done the steps below and removed all users from the group then tried to repeat the steps above with the same results.  No luck. :(

1.Go to Site Actions -> Site Settings -> People and Groups
2.Click on the group and check all the users -> Actions -> Remove Users from Group
3.Click on Settings -> Group Settings -> then click delete at the bottom of the page
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Walter Curtis
ID: 39766717
Make sure you open Central Administrator as an admin. If need be, start CA from the start menu with the "run as administrator" option.

If that does not do the trick, you may need to change the group owner to your account or an account that can remove the group. You can check the group owner from Group Settings, found in the ribbon when the group is opened.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Smith earned 500 total points
ID: 39766777
You need to do this from the root site and it must be on the "groups.aspx" page.  Navigate to Site Settings - People and Groups - click the "Groups" link on the left nav.  Delete them from here.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:cknoderer
ID: 39776950
This still is not working for me. I've tried both answers. Neither are working.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Justin Smith
ID: 39776954
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Sharepoint Home Page (companyweb) blank 3 93
Sharepoint 2010 Auditing for One Site 3 51
Sharepoint KB 2 74
sharepoint online 3 39
I have just recently built a new SharePoint 2007 farm on a complete Windows 2008 R2 server platform and part of my standard build procedure is to implement a warm up routine, usually in the form of a script that is scheduled every morning to launch …
Summary In SharePoint 2010 it is easy to create custom color themes to jazz up a site. Theme colors can also be created in PowerPoint 2010 with a few clicks. But how do the chosen colors actually look in the SharePoint site? The attached PowerPoint…
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question