How to manage Distribution Group in Exchange Online in Hybrid Environment


This script is used to help user managing DG in cloud side.


After Hybrid is set up, the user mailbox, who was moved to cloud side, can't manage the DG created in On-Premise Exchange. This script will create a DG with prefix "EXO".  All option can be changed with this DG, and this script can reflect the configuration changes back to on premise DG. 


You can use this script in the following way.

1. Open Windows PowerShell.

2. Type the one command< Script Path> at the Windows PowerShell Console.

For example, type C:\Script\ EXOManagingDGInEAC

Here are some code snippets for your references.

Set-DistributionGroup -Identity $OnPremiseGroup.Name -MemberDepartRestriction $EXOGroup.MemberDepartRestriction -MemberJoinRestriction $EXOGroup.MemberJoinRestriction `
                   -ModeratedBy $EXOGroup.ModeratedBy -ModerationEnabled $EXOGroup.ModerationEnabled -SendModerationNotifications $EXOGroup.SendModerationNotifications -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck
           Update-DistributionGroupMember -Identity $OnPremiseGroup.Name -Member $members -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck -confirm:$false


       Example 1: Create new DG in cloud side or reflect the configuration back to On-Premise Exchange

The sample is showed below

       Command Screenshot



Exchange Online
Windows PowerShell 2.0

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