HOWTO: Remove Local Group Member on Windows Operating Systems

You can limit the ability of users to perform certain actions by adding users or removing the user from being a member of groups. Each group has its own default rights and permissions. When a user is a member of a group, the user will be assigned the rights and permissions of the group to them. A right authorizes a user to perform certain actions on a computer, such as backing up files and folders or shutting down a computer. A permission is a rule that is associated with an object (usually a file, folder, or printer), and it regulates which users can have access to the object and in what manner. This tutorial will show you how to remove local group member on Windows 10.

Remove Groups from Users from Users folder in Local Users and Groups

  • 1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type lusrmgr.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Local Users and Groups.
  • 2. Click/tap on Users in the left pane of Local Users and Groups.
  • 3. Right click or press and hold on the user name (ex: "Brink2") you want to remove groups from, and click/tap on Properties.
  • 4. Click/tap on the Member Of tab, select the group (ex: "Administrators") you want to remove, and click/tap on the Remove button.
  • 5. Click/tap on OK.
  • 6. When finished, you can close Local Users and Groups if you like.

First step to remove local group member is to Remove Groups from Users

To Remove Users from Groups from Groups folder in Local Users and Groups

  • 1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type lusrmgr.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Local Users and Groups.
  • 2. Click/tap on Groups in the left pane of Local Users and Groups.
  • 3. Right click or press and hold on the group name (ex: "Administrators") you want to remove users as members of, and click/tap on Properties.
  • 4. Select a user name (ex: "Brink2") you want to remove as a member, and click/tap on the Remove button.
  • 5. Click/tap on OK.
  • 6. When finished, you can close Local Users and Groups if you like.

Second step to remove local group member is to Remove Users from Groups

To Remove User from Group in Command Prompt

  • 1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  • 2. Type the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

    net localgroup "Group" "User" /delete

    Note:
    Substitute Group in the command above with the actual name of the group (ex: "Administrators") you want the user to no longer be a member of.
    Substitute User in the command above with the actual name of the user account (ex: "Brink2") you want to no longer be a member of the group.
    For example: net localgroup "Administrators" "Brink2" /delete
  • 3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

Open an elevated command prompt

To Remove User from Group in PowerShell

  • 1. Open an elevated PowerShell.
  • 2. Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter.
    Remove-LocalGroupMember -Group "Group" -Member "User" Note:
    Substitute Group in the command above with the actual name of the group (ex: "Administrators") you want the user to no longer be a member of.
    Substitute User in the command above with the actual name of the user account (ex: "Brink2") you want to no longer be a member of the group.
    For example: Remove-LocalGroupMember -Group "Administrators" -Member "Brink2"
  • 3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

Open an elevated PowerShell

Also consider using Action1 to remove local group member if:

  • - You need to perform this action on multiple (hundreds or even thousands) computers simultaneously.
  • - Some of your endpoints are laptops not connected to corporate network at all times.

Action1 is a cloud-based platform for software deployment, software/hardware inventory, patch management, endpoint configuration and more. It is free with basic functionality.


Other Relevant HOWTOs: