How to Delegate Management of Distribution Group Membership to a Security Group

On a SBS2008, or any other Exchange 2007+ platform, is it possible to delegate management of distros to a security group?

Powershell for a user, this seems to work:
Get-Group GROUPNAME | Add-Adpermission -user username -Accessright writeproperty -Properties member

Any idea if a group can be used? Any other way to have more than 1 person adding/removing members from distros?


Thanks!
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You should be able to do this simply by using the GUI.
- Open ADUC, find the Distribution Group
- Right click Properties, Select Manage BY tab
- Click the Change button, select the security group you are looking for and your done

This should also work for powershell command as you have listed above just use the sAMAccountName (pre-Windows 2000) of the Security group you want to grant permission.

Will.
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andrew_transparentAuthor Commented:
Hey Will,

Unfortunately that doesn't work, tried that already.

The GUI portion on the SBS only allows you to set a mailbox or another distro to the manager...


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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Can you provide a screenshot of this? When you are searching for a user does it in fact say that search for Groups, Users, Computers? If you dont have these checked off then it won't search for thses objects.
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andrew_transparentAuthor Commented:
Tried that too, changing the scope will show Users, Mailboxes, Contacts, and other Distribution Groups, but no Security Groups.

Tried setting the scope to use the entire forest, and it only shows the same options.

I've already tried creating a distro and setting the "managed by" to that group, but it doesn't work.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If the above is the case then is this more then likely a limitation to SBS as you can do this in a regular AD environment specify the steps I have posted above. Probably not the answer you want to hear.

Will.
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andrew_transparentAuthor Commented:
No workaround possible, forced to do all manually through powershell, setting a single user to be the manager for the distro.
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