Delete Distribution Lists

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to delete distribution lists.

Membership in <Domain>\Domain Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To delete distribution lists

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, click to expand the domain node.

  3. Click to select the folder that contains the distribution group.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/Folder
  4. In the details pane, right-click the applicable distribution list (group), and then click Delete on the menu. Alternatively, you can click the applicable distribution list (group), and then press Delete.

Additional considerations

  • Message Queuing distribution lists are distribution group objects in Active Directory Domain Services.

  • When a distribution list is deleted, it is automatically removed from all the distribution lists of which it is a member.

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