Set Owner of Multiple Distribution Groups in Exchange 2010

Hi,  I have Exchange 2010 environment. I have pulled the list of all Distribution Groups in my environment in a .csv file which are around a thousand.

I have to give owner permissions to two users on these Distribution List without impacting the access of current owner.

is there any way to do it in one go for all Distribution Groups?

parv kumarengineerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Are you looking to add or replace the owner of the group?

parv kumarengineerAuthor Commented:
I am looking to add the owner.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Not as straight forward as it may seem.
You have to get the current owner, then replace the list with the existing owner and the new owners.

You will need to adapt the following script to pull the information from a CSV file.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

parv kumarengineerAuthor Commented:
Simon thanks for your response.
in my requirement it does not matter if user is displayed in Owner field of group in outlook address book or Exchange side. giving the full permissions from security tab would also work and if possible I want this be done automatically for newly created groups as well
. is this possible?
parv kumarengineerAuthor Commented:
or if there is Exchange management role I can make that user member of and he can modify any group? But I want user to manager to manage the group using Outlook only not from ECP.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Newly created groups is more difficult.
The only way you could do that would be to have all of the groups in the same OU, then set the permissions on the OU rather than on the group itself.
Whether that will allow changes from Outlook though, is a different matter. The permissions on the OU method isn't something I have tested through Outlook.

parv kumarengineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Simon
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.