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Using Powershell to convert AD security group from Global to Universal per OU ?

Posted on 2016-11-01
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Before I Join my AD domain to bigger AD forest, I need to convert existing 700+ AD security group which is configured as Global to Universal, so the member of this AD security group can be from any domains in the same AD forest.

How can I convert the AD security group per OU basis using the Pwoershell without losing the existing group member or its description & SID number ?

Thanks in advance.
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yo_bee earned 500 total points
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Try this
you need to have AD Powershell installed on your computer and import the module and run this
Import-Module activedirectory
get-adgroup -filter *  -SearchBase 'OU=Test_OU,DC=xxx,DC=xxxx' -SearchScope Subtree | ?{$_.GroupScope -eq 'Global'} | Set-ADGroup -GroupScope Universal

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by:Senior IT System Engineer
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Ok, does it going to convert the AD security group in one OU and its sub-OU as well ?

Or just the OU defined?
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by:yo_bee
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change the subtree to OneLevel
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