troubleshooting Question

Import Distribution Lists from CSV into Exchange 2010

Avatar of jhieb
jhiebFlag for United States of America asked on
ExchangeActive DirectoryPowershell
6 Comments2 Solutions10924 ViewsLast Modified:

I have a CSV file containing entries I would like to add to an Exchange Distribution List using Powershell. I have learned how to create a distribution list using Powershell, but still not sure how to add a list of entries into the Distribution List via Powershell.

I can create a distribution list like this and it works:

New-DistributionGroup -name "ITDepartment" -IgnoreNamingPolicy

Now that I have a Distribution Group, how do I add members into it using Powershell? Here is the structure of my CSV file, and it is located on my c: drive:


How can I use PowerShell to add a line entry from this CSV file into the Distribution List I created? Then, how would I use PowerShell to add all entries from the CSV file?

Thanks for your help.

Adam Brown
Cloud Security Consultant
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros