Exchange 2013 Distribution group - powershell - owners

Exchange 2013 - Powershell

I am looking for a command to add an owner to a distribution group without disrupting the current permissions.

(This is for a business partner I am trying to help.)  I know they currently add owners to a distribution group through powershell.

They told me they have difficulty just adding a new owner to a group without deleting all the previous owners.  They also want to keep the current primary owner of the group listed as the owner.  They are just trying to add secondary owners to the Distribution Group without disrupting current settings.

I have rambled throughout this and have little insight into how they are doing it but I am hoping someone has a command line method to  (Add owner) to (Distribution group X)  --- leaving all current permissions / settings intact.
Sean MeyerIT DirectorAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The ManagedBy attribute can only have one entry in there. The most appropriate method to add multiple Ownsers is to add a Distributon Group as the Owner and then add all of the users that you want to manage this to the distribution group rather than to the ManagedBy.


Set-distributiongroup "dlname" -managedby @{add=""}
make sure you note down the owners of the DL before you make the change.
get-distributiongroup "dlname"|select-object -expandproperty managedby

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