Secondary Owners not able to edit Distribution Lists – Exchange 2010

Hi Readers,

This is also a unique issue that we faced after migrating users to exchange 2010

Secondary Owners  are not able to edit Distribution Lists, These secondary owners have write-members permission &

It was working perfectly in Exchange 2007 & Outlook 2010.

But now its kind of broken so solution is: As exchange 2010 allowed multiple users in managedby field therefore

We have done below to resolve our issue:-

  • Check who is the current owner?
  • Whom do you want to add as backup owner?

Owner(user1) should be first in sequence & Backup owner(user2) should be second.

Set-DistributionGroup “name of Distribution List” -ManagedBy “User1”,”User2” –BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck

This resolved the issue for us.

Regards

Sukhija Vikas

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4 thoughts on “Secondary Owners not able to edit Distribution Lists – Exchange 2010

  1. this can alternately be done via AD permissions also…give both the accounts full access…the other part of it is …the DL on 2010 are they of Global/Universal?

    • This was the easiest & fastest way to achieve this, all our DL’s are universal.
      Also we don’t need to grant full access as by using the above method only the relevant access is provided.

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