Delete empty groups

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Delete empty groups

Background / Value

Over time, empty groups accumulate in your Active Directory. These reduce performance and diminish transparency. We recommend deleting these groups. 8MAN can delete user accounts and groups including all (direct) permissions on file servers. This prevents unauthorized SIDs and reduces security risks.



Groups without members could be system groups. These should not be deleted.


Step by step process

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1.Select "Dashboard".

2.Double-click on "Empty groups".

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1.8MAN automatically switches to "Multiselection".

2.The scenario "Empty groups" is active. All listed groups are empty.

3.Select the groups that you know are safe to delete.

4.Right-click and select "Delete Account" from the context menu.

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1.Optional: Change the login used to delete the groups in the AD.

2.Recommended: Activate the option "Remove access rights" and prevent the occurance of unresolved SIDs.



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1.Choose whether to run a script before or after deleting.
See also: Configure scripts

1.You must enter a comment.

2.Start the deletion process.