Can we use AD groups?

Aug 18, 2008 at 3:01 PM
Hello,

We are planning to use manage permissions by using AD groups assigned to SharePoint groups. Is there a way we can make your tool work? Is there anything you can suggest to achieve the same functionality?

Thanks,

TC
Aug 29, 2008 at 7:19 AM
TC,
I've been trying to do the same thing - I've taken a rather simple approach, though there may be a better way, I've created a group in AD (eg PortalReaders_AD) that matches the Sharepoint group (PortalReaders_SP), then I add that AD group into the sharepoint group as the only group member. All my user group management is then done in AD where I can nest and cascade groups.

The access checker then gives me access reports on that AD group and I know that's equivalent to the SP group.

benz