Create a SharePoint Group using PowerShell

Requirement: Create a new SharePoint Group using PowerShell

create a SharePoint group powershell

SharePoint groups simplify permission management by assigning a set of users to a group and assigning permission levels to them through the group. There are default groups that get created based on the site template you choose while creating site collections, Such as Owners, Members, and Visitors. In this post, we’ll show you how to use PowerShell to create a SharePoint group.

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Group creation is a common task for SharePoint administrators, and Here is my script to create a new SharePoint group using PowerShell:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#Custom Function to Create new SharePoint Group
function Create-SPGroup
    param ($SiteURL, $GroupName, $PermissionLevel, $GroupDescription)  

        #Get the Web
        $web = Get-SPWeb -Identity $SiteURL
        if($web -ne $null)
            #Check if Group Exists already
            if ($web.SiteGroups[$GroupName] -ne $null)  
                write-Host "Group $GroupName exists Already!" -ForegroundColor Red 
                #Create SharePoint Group
                $Web.SiteGroups.Add($GroupName, $web.Site.Owner, $web.Site.Owner, $GroupDescription)  
                #Get the newly created group and assign permission to it
                $Group = $web.SiteGroups[$groupName]  
                $roleAssignment = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleAssignment($group)  
                $roleDefinition = $web.Site.RootWeb.RoleDefinitions[$permissionLevel]  

                write-Host "Group: $GroupName created successfully!" -ForegroundColor Green
    catch [System.Exception]
        write-host $_.Exception.ToString() -ForegroundColor Red 

#Call the function to create Sharepoint group
Create-SPGroup "" "Sales Managers" "Edit" "Group for Sales Managers" 

This script creates a SharePoint user group using PowerShell. You can also create SharePoint user groups from web UI: How to Add a New User Group in SharePoint?

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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