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Granting user permission to modify distribution group membership in Outlook

Posted on 2014-02-11
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Since upgrading our Exchange 2010 servers to SP3 Update RU4, a user has complained that they can no longer modify members of a distribution group.

As an administrator, I cant modify it either, but if I add myself as an owner to this group, which is a requirement for any group you modify\create now, I can modify it.  If I make the user an owner, they still cannot modify membership.  This is the case for new of existing groups whether the user is a member or not.

The error the users gets is as follows:

Outlook error when user add a user to a distribution group
Pre SP3, I'd run the following PS script:

Add-ADPermission -Identity "<Group name>" -User <User name> -AccessRights WriteProperty -Properties "Member"

But this doesn't work now.

Any ideas?
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You can look here for some more info:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2586832
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by:James Glen
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Thanks for your feedback.  Looks like EEhotline has the answer with resolution 3 being a possible culprit as the user connects to a different GC to Exchange, although  I've not had time to test any of it yet.  I will get back to you when I have.
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Still not had time, partly because when I do have time, the user in question has not been available.  Hope to investigate further this week.
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This appears to have been fixed in an update, as the user can now modify the membership of a distribution group.
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This appears to have been fixed in an update, as the user can now modify the membership of a distribution group.
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