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Remove a Distribution Group

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can remove a distribution group from Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory. To disable a distribution group without removing the Active Directory object, see Mail-Enable or Mail-Disable a Distribution Group.

Looking for other management tasks related to distribution groups? Check out Managing Distribution Groups.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Distribution groups" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Recipient Configuration > Distribution Group.
  2. In the result pane, select the distribution group that you want to remove.
  3. In the action pane, under the name of the distribution group, click Remove.
  4. A warning appears confirming that you want to remove the distribution group. Click Yes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Distribution groups" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example removes the distribution group Temporary Staff.

Remove-DistributionGroup -Identity "Temporary Staff"

When prompted, type Y to confirm the removal of the distribution group.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-DistributionGroup.

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