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Add-DistributionGroupMember

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-22

Use the Add-DistributionGroupMember cmdlet to add a recipient to a distribution group.


Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity <DistributionGroupIdParameter> -Member <RecipientIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

To run the Add-DistributionGroupMember cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role
  • Account Operator role for the applicable Active Directory containers

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

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DistributionGroupIdParameter

The Identity parameter of the distribution group takes one of the following forms:

  • GUID
  • distinguished name
  • UPN
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • Domain\Account Name
  • Alias

Member

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.RecipientIdParameter

The Member parameter specifies the recipient to add to the distribution group in one of the following forms:

  • GUID
  • distinguished name
  • UPN
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • Domain\Account Name
  • SMTP Address

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.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

To specify the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory, include the DomainController parameter on the command. The DomainController parameter is not supported on computers that run the Edge Transport Server Role. The Edge Transport Server Role writes only to the local ADAM instance.

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 command adds Ted Bremer to the distribution group, Staff.

Add-DistributionGroupMember  -Identity "Staff"  -Member "TedBrem@contoso.com"
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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