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

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-08

Use the Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup cmdlet to delete an existing dynamic distribution group.

Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup -Identity <DynamicGroupIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-IgnoreDefaultScope <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

You can use the Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup cmdlet to delete an existing dynamic distribution group.

To run the Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup cmdlet, 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.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter is used to identify the dynamic distribution group that you want to remove. The Identity parameter can take any of the following values for the dynamic distribution group:

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical name

  • GUID

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Legacy Exchange DN

  • Primary Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) e-mail address




The Confirm parameter 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 parameter.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to the Active Directory directory service.




The IgnoreDefaultScope parameter instructs the command to ignore the default recipient scope setting for the Exchange Management Shell and use the entire forest as the scope. This allows the command to access Active Directory objects that are not currently in the default scope. Using the IgnoreDefaultScope parameter introduces the following restrictions:

  • You cannot use the DomainController parameter. The command will use an appropriate global catalog server automatically.

  • You can only use the DN for the Identity parameter. Other forms of identification, such as alias or GUID, are not accepted.




The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, 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 parameter.


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The following code example shows how to use the Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup cmdlet to delete a dynamic distribution group that is named Test Users by using its name.

Remove-DynamicDistributionGroup -Identity "Test Users"

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