How to Load User Membership

By default, the report is loaded without including membership information.

AD Reports select user tab

As observed, all the grayed-out plus signs indicate that membership information has not been loaded. The Selected Report Setting window also confirms that no membership has been included.

AD Reports selected report settings

To load a user's groups, you can right-click on the report name and choose Customize... from the context menu. In the Report Wizard, navigate to the Membership Settings tab.

AD Reports membership settings

To activate the loading of membership for the selected report, simply check the Load User Membership checkbox. This will enable the membership settings section. Within this section, you will find two setting categories:

  1. Select Membership Type
  2. Select AD Attributes to Load for Membership

AD Reports membership settings attributes

Load all groups except primary group

When enabled, the "Load User Membership" option loads only the security and distribution groups that users of the selected report are directly members of. It excludes nested membership and does not include the primary groups for those users.

Load all security groups including nested group membership

When activated, the "Load User Membership" option loads only security groups for the users of the selected report, including both nested and primary groups. However, it excludes the loading of distribution groups.

Load Distinguished Names only

When selected, the "Load User Membership" option loads only the Distinguished Names of the groups for the users of the selected report.

Select Membership Attributes to Load

Enabling this option will activate the Group Membership panel, allowing you to choose the desired columns/attributes to load for the membership.

AD Reports Group Members attributes

Please be aware that selecting this option, which includes loading additional attributes for each group in the current report, will result in a slower performance compared to the "Load Distinguished Names Only" option. AD Reports will need to scan and load more attributes, thus impacting the speed of the process.

Display number of groups for each user

Enabling this option will show the number of groups for each user at the footer of the detailed grid.

AD Reports Membership display number of groups

Click the Save & Exit button to save the report settings for the selected report. If the checkbox for "Reload selected report after save & exit" is selected, the report will be reloaded with the saved membership settings.

AD Reports reloaded report

AD Reports Load Membership Yes

By clicking on the plus button, you can expand the membership of any user and view the groups they are a member of.

AD Reports expend loaded membership reports

To preview the print layout of this report, click on the Print Preview button.

AD Reports Print Preview report with membership

Alternatively, you can export the report directly from the grid by clicking on the Export... button. From there, you can choose any of the available exporting options to save the report in your desired format.

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