Listing Group Membership in Active Directory

In my last post, I wrote about finding out which users were members of a particular Active Directory (AD) group, but there is a useful inverse which is finding out which groups a user belongs to.

In my case recently, I really needed that because I wanted to clone their permissions so that I could perform the same superb standard of work and capability!

As ever, Powershell to the rescue because this is a simple one-liner using Get-ADPrincipalGroupMembership:

Obviously (maybe) you would replace smoon with the login name of the user you was interested in.

Finally, here’s what the output looks like:

Now you know 🙂


Written by Stephen Moon
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