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Remove an AD group from multiple servers

Posted on 2015-02-12
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Hi EE

I have the script below that someone here helped me with to nest a Domain group into the Administrators group into multiple machines .. Would it be as easy as changing ".add" to .remove ? I tried it and it worked but I don't want to run it on 100 servers without confirmation from the experts .

$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"
GC Servers.txt | %{
$Serv = $_
$domain="MyDomain"
$group = "GroupName"
        Try {
        ([adsi]"WinNT://$Serv/Administrators,group").Add("WinNT://$domain/$group,group")
        "" | Select @{N="Server";e={$Serv}},@{N="Status";e={"Success"}}
        }
        Catch{
        "" | Select @{N="Server";e={$Serv}},@{N="Status";e={"Failed"}}
        }
}
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Question by:MilesLogan
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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I have tried this in my lab and it also worked for me. The script looks fine in regards to this as well. Also why are you using a script to add groups to local groups on machines? You can do this very easily via GPO. Create a security group add all of the machines to it and use this group for security filtering on the GPO.

When you want to add or remove a group from this you just remove/add them to the security group in question.

Will.
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by:MilesLogan
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Thanks for checking Will .. yeah GPO was not an option , too many variables .. it was just a quick temporary fix .
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