Add user accounts to a Windows local group

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You can add a local user, an Active Directory user, or an Active Directory group(if you want users to have the privileges that are associated with that group)to a Windows local group by using System Manager.

Before you begin
  • The group must exist before you can add a user to the group.

  • The user must exist before you can add the user to a group.

About this task

You must keep the following in mind when adding members to a local Windows group:

  • You cannot add users to the special Everyone group.

  • You cannot add a local Windows group to another local Windows group.

  • You cannot add a user account that contains a space in the user name by using System Manager.

    You can either rename the user account or add the user account by using the command-line interface (CLI).

  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the Host Users and Groups pane, click Windows.

  4. In the Groups tab, select the group to which you want to add a user, and then click Add Members.

  5. In the Add Members window, perform one of the following actions:

    • Specify the Active Directory user or Active Directory group to be added to a particular local group.

    • Select the users from the list of available local users in the storage virtual machine (SVM).

  6. Click OK.


The user that you added is listed in the Userstab of the Groups tab.

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