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Remove-DistributionGroupMember

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-12

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2013 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

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

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

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

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

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

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 email 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 Recipients permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DistributionGroupIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the distribution group that you want to modify.

This parameter accepts the following values:

  • Alias

    Example: JPhillips

  • Canonical DN

    Example: Atlanta.Corp.Contoso.Com/Users/JPhillips

  • Display Name

    Example: Jeff Phillips

  • Distinguished Name (DN)

    Example: CN=JPhillips,CN=Users,DC=Atlanta,DC=Corp,DC=contoso,DC=com

  • Domain\Account

    Example: Atlanta\JPhillips

  • GUID

    Example: fb456636-fe7d-4d58-9d15-5af57d0354c2

  • Immutable ID

    Example: fb456636-fe7d-4d58-9d15-5af57d0354c2@contoso.com

  • Legacy Exchange DN

    Example: /o=Contoso/ou=AdministrativeGroup/cn=Recipients/cn=JPhillips

  • SMTP Address

    Example: Jeff.Phillips@contoso.com

  • User Principal Name

    Example: JPhillips@contoso.com

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

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2013.

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

Member

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.GeneralRecipientIdParameter

The Member parameter specifies the recipient that you want to remove from the distribution group.

This parameter accepts the following values:

  • Alias

    Example: JPhillips

  • Canonical DN

    Example: Atlanta.Corp.Contoso.Com/Users/JPhillips

  • Display Name

    Example: Jeff Phillips

  • Distinguished Name (DN)

    Example: CN=JPhillips,CN=Users,DC=Atlanta,DC=Corp,DC=contoso,DC=com

  • Domain\Account

    Example: Atlanta\JPhillips

  • GUID

    Example: fb456636-fe7d-4d58-9d15-5af57d0354c2

  • Immutable ID

    Example: fb456636-fe7d-4d58-9d15-5af57d0354c2@contoso.com

  • Legacy Exchange DN

    Example: /o=Contoso/ou=AdministrativeGroup/cn=Recipients/cn=JPhillips

  • SMTP Address

    Example: Jeff.Phillips@contoso.com

  • User Principal Name

    Example: JPhillips@contoso.com

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.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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