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Enable-DistributionGroup

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

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


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

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.GroupIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the distribution group. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • Name
  • 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 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.

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

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

PrimarySmtpAddress

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpAddress

The PrimarySmtpAddress parameter specifies 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 sets the EmailAddressPolicyEnabled attribute of the distribution group to $false, and the e-mail addresses of this distribution group won't be automatically updated based on e-mail address policies.

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.

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 enables the distribution group Distribution Group1.

Enable-DistributionGroup -Identity "Distribution Group1" 
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