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Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online Protection, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Get-RoleGroupMember cmdlet to retrieve a list of members of a management role group.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Get-RoleGroupMember -Identity <RoleGroupMemberIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-ReadFromDomainController <SwitchParameter>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>]

This example retrieves a list of all the members of the Recipient Administrators role group.

Get-RoleGroupMember "Recipient Administrators"

This example retrieves a list of all the members of the Organization Administrators role group as seen by the domain controller closest to the user running the command.

Get-RoleGroupMember "Organization Administrators" -ReadFromDomainController

For more information about role groups, see Understanding Management Role Groups.

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 "Role groups" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the role group for which member information should be retrieved. If the role group name contains spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (").




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The ReadFromDomainController switch specifies that the role group information should be read from a domain controller in the user's domain. If you use the Set-AdServerSettings cmdlet to include all role groups in the forest and don't use this parameter, it's possible that the role group information is read from a global catalog with outdated information.




The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all the members of a role group, use Unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1,000.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

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