Group Management

Managing Groups

In this section, you will learn how to administer group objects using the Goverlan Management Console. The Groups tab view allows you to query information and administer all groups.

Selecting a Group

To select a group object in Goverlan, do one of the following:

  1. Select the Administration & Diagnostic feature.
  2. Select the Groups tab as the object type.
  3. Select the parent domain or Active Directory container of the object and open it.
    or
  4. Use the Search Panel to find a group account (only available for Active Directory groups) and click on the Set Focus button.

Group Tabs View

The Groups tab view displays the list of groups which belong to the opened container. The parent container path is displayed at the top of the view in the Selection Activator bar (see General Navigation Information). To select a different container, click on the Selection Activator or select Administration >> Select Object Container from the main menu.

Tip:

If the Group container opened has a large number of objects and you do not need to view them all, you can apply an Active Directory Container Filter.

Tip:

To have Active Directory return the list of group objects sorted by name, enable the Sort Active Directory result sets in the Network Settings > Active Directory category of Goverlan Options.

Modifying Group Information

You can rename a group account or modify other editable group fields directly from this view. Select a group entry and single click within the field to be edited or press the F2 key. This activates in-place editing of the field. Change the value within the field and press the Enter key or click outside of the edit field to validate the change. You can also activate in-place editing of a field using the right click menu.

To create, delete or move domain groups, see Active Directory Account Administration.

Administering a Group

Double click on any of the group objects to open the Group Properties window. You can also right click on the mouse and access commands using the context sensitive menu.

Exporting the Group List

You can export the list of groups at any time by clicking on the   button of the ribbon bar. The list of group accounts contained within the focused container is exported to a text file.

Group Properties

To view and modify the properties of a group, double-click on its icon or select it and press the [Ctrl]+[Enter] keys.

The Goverlan properties window can be used to view/modify the most common Active Directory attributes for a group object as well as to manage group memberships. If you need to view/manage an attribute not available from this window, click on the Native Property Window button to switch to the Users & Computers MMC Snap-in Group property window.

To export the information to a file, click on the   button.

Group Members

Use the Members tab to view and manage the members of the group object. You can use the Add and Remove buttons to manage the group members. You can also use the import | export button to export the group members into a file, or import the information from a group members file.

To view extended information about any of the displayed members, double click on their respective icon.

Viewing Effective Group Members

By default, the Members tab displays the direct members of the group. However, if one or more members are groups themselves, other objects are members of this group by inheritance.

To view the full set of effective members of a group, enable the Show Effective Members option. Once enabled, every direct and indirect member of the group is listed, and the Effective Via column displays the inheritance path of the member.

Direct Members Only Show Effective Members

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