SharePoint 2010

I go to site settings and People and Groups, click on Groups on the quick launch to view all user groups.

In the list of groups, there are more than a few user accounts that are displayed and I'm not sure why. I've deleted a user account from the site collection and added them back in to a group, and that account will appear again in the group list.

My team member who's in charge of managing accounts noticed this and said she had added 150 or users to different groups, and randomly 20 or so of them would appear in the group list.

Here is a partial screenshot of what I'm talking about. The top three are groups, bottom two are user accounts. enter image description here

  • Can you provide a screen shot? Apr 23, 2014 at 15:44
  • Screen shot added.
    – David
    Apr 23, 2014 at 16:10
  • These are users, not AD user groups, or distro groups? Apr 23, 2014 at 16:19
  • The groups were created from the site level and are not AD or distro groups.
    – David
    Apr 23, 2014 at 16:45
  • Sorry, I mean the user accounts that are blacked out, these are in fact user accounts and not AD groups posing as user accounts? Apr 23, 2014 at 18:41

1 Answer 1


couple of things to check. On which page you are getting this, Site permissions...Url ends with this "/_layouts/user.aspx"? if yes then expected behavior

or on the people & groups page with url Ending "/_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=2"? if yes then you are in some group

Or on the people & groups page with url Ending "/_layouts/groups.aspx" page? if yes then that's the problem.

  • The URL does end with "/_layouts/groups.aspx". Is this then not the correct page to view ONLY user groups? And I'm guessing this is not an issue or concern, where random accounts appear in the group list.
    – David
    Apr 23, 2014 at 16:01

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