I have a test group I created in SharePoint that I want to delete (I'm the only user in the group). In the "People and Groups: All Groups" screen I click the edit icon next to the group and then click on the "Delete" button and ok the following warning dialog. However, the group doesn't get deleted. Any idea why this is happening and how to finally delete this group? Thanks.
Same problem here. I created a site with visitors, members & owners groups. Deleted the site via the Content & Structure view - the 3 groups remain.
Navigate to People & Groups and select the edit icon for the group I want to delete. Then the 'Delete' button.
Prompt = 'Are you sure you want to delete this SharePoint Group'. OK.
No warnings or errors, group remains in the list. Happens regardless of whether the group has any members. Besides groups shouldn't have to be empty to be deleted.
Here the same problem,
We have several SP2010 farms. 2 installed from scratch with powershell and 1 with the standard GUI installation.
The one with the standard installation has no problems with removing sharepoint security groups. The 2 other installed with powershell cannot remove sharepoint groups.
It’s only in the central admin application!
The only difference that I see is that under Central administration->Manage web applications-> sharepoint Central Administration v4->Authentication Providers->’Default’ zone
the option ‘Require Use Remote Interfaces permission’ is enabled. In the working farm is this option disabled.
I cannot disable this option.
I had a similar problem, created a "test", group, and i couldn't delete it afterwards (even when all members were removed).
I managed to remove them using Sharepoint powershell
$spWeb = Get-SPWeb "http://my-sharepoint-site" $spGroups = $spWeb.SiteGroups $spGroups.Remove("name of the group") $spWeb.Dispose()
After these commands, the group was gone.
Hope this helps you.
Harald Hoffelinck (http://www.halecommunications.be)
Found my problem..
When you install a new farm with your own credentials, you are automatically Site Collection administrator of the Central administration application.
Because I had installed my farm (with Powershell) with another ‘installation’ account, then that ‘installation’ account was Site Collection administrator.
After I put my own account to the Site Collection administrator group, I could remove the SharePoint group without any problems.
I was a little confused because when I want to delete that SharePoint group without the necessary permissions, you don’t get any warning or error message.
Yes, This is because of the permission. I was having the same issue... not being able to delete groups i created. Even if i was site coll admin it wasn't getting deleted. I had minimal site coll admin privilege (eg. i can't activate features"). Once i was given full permission i was able to delete.
I am having the same problem. Looking at the last post it is not quite clear to me what you have done to solve this problem, whether you have changed the permision on sharepoint or the server itself.
So far I have tried both (the sharepoint and the server) with no luck.
I would greatly appriciate any help on this.
I also faced the issue but was not able to delete the group from the site itselft, whereas when i tried the power shell scripts described above the group gone away.
$spWeb = Get-SPWeb "http://my-sharepoint-site"
$spGroups = $spWeb.SiteGroups
$spGroups.Remove("name of the group")
But want to know if this can be done by the site itseft ? Why it is not possible with the site. I also tried visiting the site settings > Groups (_layouts/groups.aspx) page, but without success. :(
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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