Assign bulk owners to bulk Azure Active Directory groups" in a single go by using powershell

NM Babu 1 Reputation point

We have N number of groups and need to add bulk owners to the AAD groups by using PowerShell

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  1. Shashi Shailaj 7,551 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @NM Babu ,
    If I understand correctly you would like to create a script which adds multiple owners to multiple groups by running a single powershell script . This can be done in multiple ways however I would use the simplest one. You would need to create a csv file with all the details for the owners that you want to add.

    • Export the list of groups in your organization with Object Ids and Display names. The output should look like in the screenshot. Connect-AzureAD
      Get-AzureADGroup | Select-Object ObjectID, DisplayName | Export-Csv c:\temp\group.csv
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    • Export a list of users in your organization which you would like to add as owners with their Object Ids and Display Names . The output should be as in the screenshot.
      Get-AzureADUser | Select-Object ObjectId, DisplayName | Export-Csv C:\temp\users.csv    
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    • Create a new csv file with the list of groups and the list of users to be added as owners. This is a manual step and will take time.
    • If you require to set multiple owners of the same group , you need to add the same group in the line.
    • Also if you see the details , I have modified the column titles to gObjectId (group objectid) gDisplayName (group displayname) UserOId (user objectid) UserDisplayName (user name) as per the usage in the script .
      • 189219-image.png Connect-AzureAD
        $Groups = Import-Csv "C:\Temp\groupOwner.csv"| ForEach-Object {
        Add-AzureADGroupOwner -ObjectId $($.gObjectId) -RefObjectId $($.userOid)
        Write-Host "$($.UserDisplayName) was added as a owner of the group $($.gDisplayName)"
        Get-AzureADGroupOwner -ObjectId $($_.gObjectId)

    The output is received as below for the above script .


    Hope the above fits your requirement . Should you have any further query , do let us know. There could surely be other ways to do the same thing . But this will work for bulk group to bulk owner assignment . In any case you would have build a csv file beforehand in order to do it onetime. If the information in the post is helpful , do accept the post as answer which will help other members of the community searching for similar queries . We will be happy to help for any other query .

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