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Remove-RoleGroupMember
 

Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection, Exchange Server 2016, Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

Topic Last Modified: 2016-03-31

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Remove-RoleGroupMember cmdlet to remove a member of a management role group.

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

Remove-RoleGroupMember -Identity <RoleGroupIdParameter> -Member <SecurityPrincipalIdParameter> [-BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck <SwitchParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the user David from the role group Recipient Management.

Remove-RoleGroupMember "Recipient Management" -Member David

This example finds all the mailboxes that are part of the Sales department and removes them from the Sales and Marketing Group role group.

Get-User -Filter { Department -Eq "Sales" -And -RecipientType -Eq "UserMailbox" } | Get-Mailbox | Remove-RoleGroupMember "Sales and Marketing Group"

If you want to verify that the correct members will be removed before committing changes, use the WhatIf parameter.

Get-User -Filter { Department -Eq "Sales" -And -RecipientType -Eq "UserMailbox" } | Get-Mailbox | Remove-RoleGroupMember "Sales and Marketing Group" -WhatIf

For more information about pipelining, and the WhatIf parameter, see the following topics:

This example removes the Training Assistants USG from the Training Administrators role group. Because the user running the command wasn't added to the ManagedBy property of the role group, the BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck switch must be used. The user is assigned the Role Management role, which enables the user to bypass the security group manager check.

Remove-RoleGroupMember "Training Administrators" -Member "Training Assistants" -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck

When you remove a member from a role group, that member can no longer manage the features made available by the role group if the role group is the only means by which the member is granted access to the feature.

If the ManagedBy property has been populated with role group managers, the user removing a role group member must be a role group manager. Alternately, if the user is a member of the Organization Management role group or is directly or indirectly assigned the Role Management role, the BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck switch can be used to override the security group management check.

If the role group is a linked role group, you can't use the Remove-RoleGroupMember cmdlet to remove members from the role group. Instead, you need to remove members from the foreign universal security group (USG) linked to the linked role group. To find the foreign USG linked to a role group, use the Get-RoleGroup cmdlet.

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

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.RoleGroupIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the role group that you want to remove a member from. If the role group name contains spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (").

Member

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.SecurityPrincipalIdParameter

The Member parameter specifies the mailbox or USG to remove from a role group. You can only specify one member at a time. If the member name contains spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (").

BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck switch enables a user who hasn't been added to the ManagedBy property to remove a member from a role group. The user must be a member of the Organization Management role group or be assigned, either directly or indirectly, the Role Management role.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

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.