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Adding bulk SMTP addresses to distribution group in Exchange

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to bulk add a group of SMTP addresses to a distribution group.  The CSV content is such:

user1@systems.com,user2@systems.com,user3@systems.com

Import-CSV D:\Scripts\Test\dist-list.csv | ForEach {Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "ALLKSATestStaff" -Member $_}

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When I run this through the Exchange Management Shell, it executes without any errors, but the distribution group is not updated - any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Question by:khanfe
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by:Michael Pfister
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Import-CSV expects each entry in a seperate line.


i.e.


user1@systems.com
user2@systems.com
user3@systems.com
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name the header that contains your email addresses Alias
Import-CSV "D:\Scripts\Test\dist-list.csv" | ForEach {Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "ALLKSATestStaff" -Member $_.Alias}
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by:khanfe
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Thanks folks - Both your suggestions worked for the different issues - it's now working!
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