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Remove-DistributionGroupMember

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Remove-DistributionGroupMember cmdlet to remove an existing recipient from a distribution group.


Remove-DistributionGroupMember -Identity <DistributionGroupIdParameter> [-BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck <SwitchParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-ExternalManaged <SwitchParameter>] [-Member <GeneralRecipientIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DistributionGroupIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the distribution group that you want to modify. The Identity parameter can take any of the following values for the distribution group:

  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • Canonical name
  • GUID
  • Name
  • Display name
  • Alias
  • Legacy Exchange DN
  • Primary SMTP e-mail address

BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck parameter specifies whether to bypass security checks and moderation for the member being added, if the specified distribution group is a moderated distribution group.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

ExternalManaged

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The ExternalManaged parameter specifies that the distribution group is managed by an external application.

Member

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.GeneralRecipientIdParameter

The Member parameter specifies the recipient that you want to remove from the distribution group. The Member parameter can take any of the following values for the recipient:

  • DN
  • Canonical name
  • GUID
  • Name
  • Display name
  • Alias
  • Legacy Exchange DN
  • Primary SMTP e-mail address

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

The Remove-DistributionGroupMember cmdlet removes an existing recipient from a distribution group or a mail-enabled security group. You can't use the Remove-DistributionGroupMember cmdlet to remove a recipient from a dynamic distribution group. A dynamic distribution group queries Active Directory mail-enabled objects and builds the group's membership based on the results. The group's membership is recalculated whenever an e-mail message is sent to the group.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Distribution groups" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

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This example removes Jan Dryml from the distribution group Technical Support.

Remove-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Technical Support" -Member "Jan Dryml"
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