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I have a user group inside my sharepoint server 2013 on-premise. now i want to grant 2 users groups to be inside the "Group Owner" field:-

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now seems that i can only define one user or one user group to be inside the "Group Owner" field. so my question is if i can define more than one group to be inside the "Group Owner" field? seems from the UI it is not possible, so can i use power-shell or other means to achieve this ?

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You can only add one user or one SharePoint group as owner. Its not possible via powershell as well. So if you want multiple users as owners, create a new SP group , add your users to it and make it as owner of your group.

SPGroup.Owner - Gets or sets the owner for the group, which can be a user or another group.

Reference - SPGroup.Owner

  • i already did so, but this is not 100% what i am looking for. as in my case i have a group named "HR Members"+"HR users". where i need both of these groups to be the "Group owner". now as the "HR Members" have Edit permission while the "HR Users" have Contribute permission (lower permission level), so i thought i can assign the "HR Users" to the "HR Members" group and then ass the "HR Members" as the "Group Owner". so in this case the "Group owner" will have the 2 groups users. but seems inside sharepoint i can not assign a group inside another Group. so not sure what i can do on this? – john Gu Jan 13 '17 at 11:51
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Resolution A:
Try adding your global AD group to a SharePoint group and then add the SharePoint group as the owner.

Resolution B:
Try creating a new SP group, say Group-Owner and add the users explicitly to the group. Then use this group as the owner of the other group.

  • i already did so, but this is not 100% what i am looking for. as in my case i have a group named "HR Members"+"HR users". where i need both of these groups to be the "Group owner". now as the "HR Members" have Edit permission while the "HR Users" have Contribute permission (lower permission level), so i thought i can assign the "HR Users" to the "HR Members" group and then ass the "HR Members" as the "Group Owner". so in this case the "Group owner" will have the 2 groups users. but seems inside sharepoint i can not assign a group inside another Group. so not sure what i can do on this? – john Gu Jan 13 '17 at 11:52
  • for Resolution A it will not work as we do not have an AD group similar to the groups we have inside sharepoint – john Gu Jan 13 '17 at 11:52

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