Active Directory Reports Professional

How to Load Group Members


By the default group reports are loaded without members.
Group report without members
As you can see all these little plus signs are grayed out and the Selected Report Setting window shows us that we didn't load any membership.
Selected report settings

To load group members right click on the report name and select Customize.... In the Report Wizard select Membership Settings tab.
Membership Settings tab

Now, to enable loading membership for the selected report check Load Group Members check box.
It enables membership settings. There are two setting sections here: Membership type that we want to load and AD attributes that we want to load for the membership.
Load group members

Load direct members only

Only direct group members will be loaded. No nested groups.

Load direct members including nested members

Direct group members and nested group members will be loaded

Include nested group names

This option becomes enabled if Load direct members including nested members is selected
Along with nested group members, nested group names will be loaded as well.

Include primary membership

If a selected group is a primary group for some members, these members will be loaded for the selected group.
For example, in Active Directory Users and Computers properties for this test user we can see that "Domain Users" is a Primary group for this user:
Include Primary membership

Load Distinguished Names only

Loads only Distinguished Names of the group members

Select Member Attributes to Load

This option will enable Group Members panel where you can select what columns / attributes you want to load for the members.
Select Member Attributes to Load
This option is much slower than Load Distinguished Names only since AD Reports needs to scan and load more attributes for every group member of every group in the current report.

Translate Foreign Security Principals to NT Account

This option just makes names more readable and converts this
Translate Foreign Security Principals to NT Account
to this
Translate Foreign Security Principals to NT Account

Display number of members for each Group

This option will display a number of members for each group at the footer of every detailed grid:
Display number of members for each Group

Now click the Save & Exit button. Our report settings will be saved for the selected report and if the check box Reload selected report after save & exit is checked, the report will be reloaded with the saved membership settings. Group report with members

Selected report settings