Office 365 - Exchange Admin Groups

I have Security Group under Exchange Admin=>Recipients=>Groups that has no owner. I tried to add a member to this group and it came back with an error that "You don't have sufficient permissions. This operation can only be preformed by a manager of the group".

Are "Owner" and "Manager" the same thing? I can't find where to edit "Managers" and I can't add myself as a "Owner". How do I get control of this group back?
LVL 15
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.

Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
You need to do this via PowerShell and use the  -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck parameter. Check this KB article:

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
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
I cannot make heads or tail out of that article. This is Office 365 with Exchange Plan 1. Not Exchange Server.....

The article says it is for both but I can't find out how to get to powershell online
Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Cmon, there's a link in the article that says exactly "Connect to Exchange Online using Remote PowerShell." :)
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
OK. I'll come right back at you with the Cmon. If you get lucky enough to  "Connect to Exchange Online using Remote PowerShell." then you try  and decode the parameters is tells you to use and then .....  if you get a parameter wrong you have to try and figure out what the problem was ........

   It might be doable if there was one short article and one article didn't reference another which in turn reference another...

    So.... let's switch to PowerShell.... the group is a Security Group not a Distribution Group (does that make a difference) and it appears as those the error is in reference to the Group Name. In the example they use the Group Accounting. This Group is TTC Group and my guess is that it is objecting to the space between TTC and Group.

This should not be as difficult as the articles make it out to be.....
Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Security groups are not listed in the Exchange Admin Center, what you are seeing labeled as "security group" is actually a "mail-enabled security group". Or to put it in another way, security-enabled distribution group. Thus, you can use the Set-DistributionGroup cmdlet as detailed in the article.

If you have a space in the name of the group, just enclose it in quotes. For example:

Set-DistributionGroup "TTC Group" -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck $true -ManagedBy @{Add=""}

Open in new window

You can also reference the group by any of its email addresses.

Sorry it's not as easy as it should be, but don't shoot the messenger here :)
LockDown32OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Vasil. The problem was.... 8 of the 10 examples they used were syntactically incorrect and throwing errors in PowerShell. Leave it to Microsoft. Example 9 worked. Thanks for the help.
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
Office 365

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.