THE ERROR “MEMBERS CAN’T REMOVE THEMSELVES FROM SECURITY GROUPS. PLEASE SET THE GROUP TO CLOSED FOR REQUESTS TO LEAVE.” WHEN EDITING A DISTRIBUTION GROUP.
Posted on 2016-09-01
I am trying to setup auto-response for a distribution group in Exchange 2010. I go to EMC>group properties>advanced and check "Send out-of-office message to originator".
Then I get an error "membor can't remove themselves from security groups. Please set the group to closed for requests to leave".
Google resolution is to use "set-distributiongroup <alias of group> -memberdepartrestriction closed".
Can someone advise what that command does? If I need to reverse it, how do I do it?