This article discusses the possibililty of assigning roles to Active Directory groups within FlexNet Manager Suite
Is it possible to assign roles to Active Directory Groups within FlexNet Manager Suite?
The online help documentation, within the FlexNet Manager Suite Web UI, provides the following information on importing Active Directory groups:
"To reduce manual data entry and enable enhanced inventory features, your inventory beacon imports data from Active Directory (where available): domains, sites, subnets, users, and computers are all available. (Active Directory groups are also imported, and their memberships are broken out into individual users.) By default, this happens automatically for the domain where the inventory beacon server is located. You can change the defaults on each inventory beacon."
This means that when Active Directory groups are imported they are broken into individual members and therefore roles cannot be assigned to the Active Directory groups.