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Add a Member to a Distribution Group

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

After you create a distribution group, you can manually add or remove members. Members who belong to a distribution group will receive e-mail messages sent to that group.

Looking for other management tasks related to distribution groups? Check out Managing Distribution Groups.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Distribution groups" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Recipient Configuration > Distribution Group.

  2. In the result pane, select the distribution group to which you want to add a member.

  3. In the action pane, under the distribution group name, click Properties.

  4. In <Distribution Group> Properties, on the Members tab, click Add to open the Select Recipient dialog box.

  5. In Select Recipient, click the recipient you want to add to the distribution group, and then click OK.

    noteNote:
    To add multiple recipients, hold down the CTRL key while selecting recipients.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Distribution groups" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example adds the user adam@contoso.com to the distribution group Marketing Managers.

Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Marketing Managers" -Member adam@contoso.com

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Add-DistributionGroupMember.

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