How to Remove a Distribution Group Member

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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

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

Before You Begin

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

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

  • Account Operator role for the applicable Active Directory containers

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


To use the Exchange Management Console to remove a distribution group member

  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 from which you want to remove a recipient.

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

  5. In <Distribution Group> Properties, on the Members tab, click the recipient you want to remove, and then click Remove icon.

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

To use the Exchange Management Shell to remove a distribution group member

  1. Run the following command to remove the user from the Marketing Managers distribution group.

  2. Type Y to confirm the removal when prompted.

    Remove-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Marketing Managers" -Member

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

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