How to Rename a SharePoint Group using PowerShell?

Requirement: On a marketing site, the site owner wanted to rename the “Marketing Members” group name to “Marketing Managers” as it makes more sense to him.

How to rename a SharePoint Group?

To rename a SharePoint 2013 user group, navigate to:

  • Site settings >> Site permissions >> Pick your target group
  • Click on “Group Settings” from Settings Menu
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  • Supply a new name for your SharePoint permission group.
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  • Click on OK to save your changes.

Pretty straightforward, isn’t it?

Rename SharePoint group using PowerShell:

Renaming SharePoint groups can be achieved with PowerShell too. Here is my PowerShell script to rename a group in SharePoint 2013:

#sharepoint powershell change group name
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$SiteURL = ""
$GroupName = "Marketing Members" 
$GroupNewName ="Marketing Managers"

#Get site and Group objects
$Site = Get-SPSite $SiteURL
$Group = $Site.RootWeb.SiteGroups[$GroupName]

if($Group -ne $null)
    #sharepoint rename permission group
    $ = $GroupNewName
    #Update the group
    Write-host "Group Name has been updated!" 
#dispose site object

This PowerShell changes SharePoint group name!

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

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