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Is there a way to add a SharePoint group to another SharePoint group? This would work like Active Directory.

IE. I want to put the two child groups into the parent group instead of adding all of the users again to the parent group.

HR Employees (parent group)

HR Managers (child group)

HR Non-Managers (child group)

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No, you cannot add one SharePoint group into another Sharepoint group. You'll need to use AD security groups within the SharePoint groups to achieve that affect if you don't want to manually add members.

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You can create a new sharepoint group and existing groups to it.

Create new SP Group HRParent and add HR Managers, HR Non Mangers (sharepoint group)

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You cannot add SP groups to SP groups. – Eric Alexander Dec 1 '11 at 16:10

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