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Convert a Basic Group Into a Dynamic Group (CornellAD Group Management)

This article applies to: Group Management


The act of turning a basic group into a dynamic group removes all existing members from the group, so we recommend creating a brand-new group (with no members), rather than re-using an existing group. As part of the process of converting a group into a dynamic group, you must create at least one membership rule for the group.

  1. Navigate to an OU where you have privileges to create groups.
  2. Right-click the OU and select New then select Group.
  3. Name your new group, then click through the group creation screens without adding any members to the group.
  4. Right-click on the group, then select Convert to Dynamic Group. You'll be warned that converting to a dynamic group will remove all its members. That's why we told you not to add members in the previous step.
  5. Click Yes. A New Membership Rule Wizard will open.

You then create your first rule defining group membership.

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Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:07pm

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