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Add-DistributionGroupMember

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

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


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

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DistributionGroupIdParameter

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

  • GUID
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • User principal name (UPN)
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • Domain\Account Name
  • Alias

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 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 switch.

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 switch specifies that the distribution group is managed by an external application.

Member

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.RecipientIdParameter

The Member parameter specifies the recipient to add to the distribution group. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID
  • DN
  • UPN
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • Domain\Account Name
  • SMTP 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.

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 adds John Evans to the distribution group Staff.

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