I have this PS script to change the group owner of a SharePoint group to a domain user. I would like to use this script to change it to an existing SharePoint group. The current script only allows for domain users....

Any ideas?

#Get the SPWeb
$web = Get-SPWeb "URL"

#Get the Group
$group = $web.SiteGroups["Group 1"]
$group = $web.SiteGroups["Group 2"]
#Get the User 
$user = $web.EnsureUser("domain\user")

#Assign that user as the owner
$group.Owner = $user

#Update the Group

You just need a small change to your PowerShell script.

$web = Get-SPWeb http://webUrl
$groupOwner = $web.SiteGroups["GroupA"] #this group will own "GroupB"
$groupTarget = $web.SiteGroups["GroupB"]
$groupTarget.Owner = $groupOwner

For all groups in a web:

$web = Get-SPWeb http://webUrl
$groupName = "SharePoint Group Name" #this will be the owner
$groupOwner = $web.SiteGroups[$groupName]

foreach($group in ($web.SiteGroups | ?{$_.Name -ne $groupName}))
    $group.Owner = $groupOwner
  • OK new problem. I've used this code successfully but I know want to change the owner of more than one group so I re use the $groupTarget = $web.SiteGroups["GroupB"] so it reads $groupTarget = $web.SiteGroups["GroupC"] etc but it doesn't work. Any ideas?
    – Mike Blair
    Feb 11 '16 at 19:46
  • Groups can only be owned by a single object (User or Group).
    – Trevor Seward
    Feb 11 '16 at 19:59
  • So how can I use a script to set the owner for multiple sharepoint groups?
    – Mike Blair
    Feb 11 '16 at 22:29
  • 1
    See my updated answer.
    – Trevor Seward
    Feb 11 '16 at 22:37
  • 1
    Made a small mistake in my answer, missing a closing parenthesis.
    – Trevor Seward
    Feb 22 '16 at 14:17

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