User Cannot Be Removed From Group – Group Is Currently The User's Primary Group

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    When trying to remove an AD user from a group, you get:

    ERROR_MEMBERS_PRIMARY_GROUP

    Error: 1374 (0x55E)
    The user cannot be removed from a group because the group is currently the user’s primary group.

    This is because Active Directory users must always be in at least one group. This group is called their primary group. If you are getting ERROR_MEMBERS_PRIMARY_GROUP and the user is in more than one group, you just need to change which group is the users primary group before you remove the user group the group.

    To fix error 1374 and change the users primary group:

    1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers
    2. Find the user whose primary group you want to change
    3. Double click the user
    4. Go to the Member of tab
    5. Select a group that you are not trying to remove the user from and click Set Primary Group

    You should now be able to remove the user from the group without getting the User cannot be removed from a group because the group is currently the user’s primary group error.

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