How can I delete many Groups without code deployment?

Tom Resing
  • How can I delete many Groups without code deployment? Tom Resing

    I've got 889 groups in People and Groups that I would like to delete. The normal way I can delete one group is:

    1. Navigate to the People and Groups management page, /_layouts/groups.aspx
    2. Click Edit to get to the Group Settings
    3. Scroll to the bottom and Click Delete I don't want to do that 889 times, but I don't want to deploy code to the server to do it.

    What is the best way to accomplish this? A free third party client based tool would be acceptable or a web services api call if no other way exists.

  • You can use my jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services to call the Users and Groups Web Service operation RemoveGroup. It's not clear where you have the list of 899 groups (or if you do), but if it's in a spreadsheet, make it a SharePoint list and then loop through the items with GetListItems.

  • You can also do this via PowerShell if that is deployed.

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