Synopsis: a PowerShell script to copy group members from one AD group to another.

This post was originally posted on Carl Webster's site here

Why? Because I recently needed to do precisely that: after having created a new AD Group, I needed it to have the same members as another AD Group. You can copy AD users, but not groups. Honestly, it was my initial thought I would be able to find this out there somewhere. I didn't. Some scripts I found took a user account as the basis and copied "Member Of" to another user. That's not what I needed. Other scripts were too "basic" like not offering support for an AD Forest with multiple domains.

So I decided to create my own. From the start, I decided I wanted something of a GUI. Nothing fancy, nothing custom. I have used Out-GridView before, and it would do the job perfectly this time around too.

The general idea was to make this publicly available, not just for my single use case. Hence the decision to put some checks in place, without taking it too far and over-complicate things for a simple copy script.

For example, the script checks if you selected the same AD group as source and destination. At the same time, I didn't take AD Group Scopes into account and their specific membership constraints, etc. A simple Try-Catch to capture errors is just what I need for now.

Finally, Github is all the rage right now, so I thought I would give it a go. You can find the Repo here.

I have also successfully published the script to the Powershell Gallery here.