We are deploying a new SharePoint 2010 environment. All access is controlled via Active Directory security groups (placed inside existing SharePoint groups). Due to this, we are looking for a tool to manage users inside Active Directory security groups.

Do you know if there a 3rd party tool avaliable that will:

  • Allow Site Admins to add existing users to existing Active Directory security groups
  • Only show a certain subset of security groups that manager has 'access' to limit the ability to create new users
  • only allow for modification of existing security groups and members of that group

Thanks much!

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We have some people who manage AD security groups for some of our SharePoint sites and for other non SharePoint things. We simply give them their group name and create a desktop shortcut to:

c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe dsquery, OpenQueryWindow

This opens up a windows interface to search for their group and add/remove users.

  • Say, I didn't know about that. Can this open the window to a particular group?
    – bgmCoder
    Dec 27, 2012 at 15:29

Quest Software provides wide array of tools to manage AD. You can pick those that meet your requirements: http://www.quest.com/active-directory/

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