I need to check if an active directory group is a security or distribution group. As somebody who doesn't know much about active directory - how do I go about doing this?
Click Start, then
If you know where the group is in AD, find and select it. Otherwise, select the root of the domain and select
Right click the group and select
In the properties dialog, you will see a
If you look in the Active Directory Groups and Computers and find the group by browsing to the Organizational Unit that it belongs to, you can view the group type column on the right hand side of the window.
If you are searching for the group, you can look at the group properties and there should be a radio button section on the right hand side titled "Group Type" that will have either Distribution or Security selected.