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  1. mastersmodo

    mastersmodo Thread Starter

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    Can someone please give me a dumbed down explanation of the difference between "Members" and "Members of" in Active Directory?
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    Members delineates the Active Directory objects which belong to a particular security group, whereas Members of gives a list of the security groups a particular Active Directory object belongs to in the domain.
     
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    Thank you. So, for my limited understanding, the member tab will list any objects that are grouped in the specefic object I'm looking up. The Members of tab will have whatever objects the object I'm lookup up is a part of. I also see it as member = down tree and members of = up tree. Is that correct?
     
  4. lochlomonder

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    You're welcome. Perhaps I can clarify this for you by way of example...

    Fred, Brian, Jean, and Emily are all accountants, and the Domain Administrator has granted them rights by creating a security group called Accountants and making them members. So, if you double-clicked on the Accountants security group object and then clicked on the Member tab, you'd see Fred, Brian, Jean, and Emily.

    As well as being a member of Accountants, Emily is a member of a security group called Accountants Supervisors. So, if you double-clicked on the AD object for her account and chose the Member Of tab, you'd see Accountants and Accountants Supervisors listed there.
     
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  5. mastersmodo

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    That's perfect thank you.
     
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    You're welcome. Glad I could help (y)
     
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