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Enable-DistributionGroup

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-12

Use the Enable-DistributionGroup command to mail-enable an existing universal group.


enable-DistributionGroup -Identity <GroupIdParameter> [-Alias <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DisplayName <String>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-PrimarySmtpAddress <SmtpAddress>] [-UseRusServer <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Members of a universal group can include other groups and accounts from any domain in the domain tree or forest and can be granted permissions in any domain in the domain tree or forest. To mail-enable an existing universal group in the Active Directory directory service, you can use the Enable-DistributionGroup cmdlet.

To run the Enable-DistributionGroup cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.GroupIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the distribution group in one of the following forms:

  • GUID
  • DN
  • Domain\Account Name

Alias

Optional

System.String

The Alias parameter specifies the e-mail alias of the group.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm parameter causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm parameter.

DisplayName

Optional

System.String

The DisplayName parameter specifies the display name of the distribution group. A display name is typically the same as the Domain\Account Name.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

To specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory, include the DomainController parameter in the command.

PrimarySmtpAddress

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpAddress

Use this parameter to specify the primary SMTP address for the distribution group. By default, the primary SMTP address is generated based on the default e-mail address policy. If you specify a primary SMTP address by using this parameter, the cmdlet will set the EmailAddressPolicyEnabled attribute of the distribution group to $false, and the e-mail addresses of this distribution group will not be automatically updated based on e-mail address policies.

UseRusServer

Optional

System.String

noteNote:
This parameter is available only in Exchange 2007 SP2.

The UseRusServer parameter instructs the command to use the specified Mailbox server on which the Address List service is running to obtain and then set mailbox and Active Directory user attributes.

The Address List service is a component in the Exchange System Attendant service. The Address List service creates and maintains Exchange-specific attribute values in Active Directory. You can use the Address List service to update recipient objects in a domain by using specific information, such as address list membership and e-mail addresses.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, 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 parameter.

 

Error Description

 

 

 

Exceptions Description

 

 

The following code is an example of the Enable-DistributionGroup command.

Enable-DistributionGroup -Identity "Distribution Group1" 
To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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