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How to Add a Distribution Group Member


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

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-20

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to add a recipient to a distribution group.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

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

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Distribution Group.

  3. In the result pane, select the distribution group to which you want to add a recipient.

  4. In the action pane, under the distribution group name, click Properties.

  5. In <Distribution Group> Properties, on the Members tab, click Add to open the Select Recipient dialog box.

  6. In the Select Recipient dialog box, click the recipient you want to add to the distribution group, and then click OK.

  7. Click OK to return to the Exchange Management Console.

  • Run the following command to add the user to the Marketing Managers distribution group:

    Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Marketing Managers" -Member

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Add-DistributionGroupMember reference topic.


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