I am often asked how to allow end users, or regular users with no administrative privileges, to change group membership of specific distribution groups in Exchange 2010. This is what I will cover today in this short tutorial.
In this post I will show you how to allow to userA to manage group membership of DistGroup
First open Exchange Management Shell -> Recipient Configuration -> Distribution Group
Find the distribution group DistGroup and right click properties on it
Go to the Group information and add UserA as manager to this group and click OK
All this till now sounds pretty intuitive right? Well we are not quite there yet.
Well that’s because the permission was granted to the user just fine but we did not allow, on exchange, for users to manage the groups they own yet, and this is what we are going to do now.
Well that’s it, UserA can now add/remove members from DistGroup using Microsoft Outlook
Also when logging on to ECP -> Groups, there is now a “Public Groups I Own” section showing from which users will also be able to manage the group membership of the groups they are assigned to as managers.
That’s it for now, hope you found this helpful