Active Directory - What exactly does a group inherit from its parent group?

Daya 61 Reputation points

I created a group called Group1. I went into its 'Security Tab' and tweaked the permissions a bit (eg. I gave 'Authenticated Users' Full Control).

Then I created Group2 and made it a member of Group1. I went into Group2's 'Security' tab and checked to see if those permissions had been inherited by Group2 - they had not.

So what exactly does Group2 inherit from Group1?

Both groups are global security groups, are in the same OU and have inheritance enabled.

Thank you :)

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  1. Gary Reynolds 9,396 Reputation points

    Hi @Daya

    As I mentioned in my answer to your other question, permissions that are assigned at the parent OU\Container level will be inherited, directly assigned permissions are not inherited by other objects in the same OU\container.

    It's probably worth having a read of these pages to get an understanding how AD permissions work.


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