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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
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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?  

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"The MemberDepartRestriction parameter specifies the restrictions that you can put on recipients who want to depart the group membership."

By default MemberDepartRestriction is set to open unless the distribution group is also a universal security group.  Then the default is set to closed--and cannot be modified.

Assuming the distro is a non-security distro, when you are in the distro in EMC, it's in the Membership Approval tab under the "Choose whether the group is open to leave" section.

You can change it in the EMC or in the shell.  If you want to let group members leave without "manager" approval, the depart restriction needs to be set to "open", and can be done with this command...

Set-DistributionGroup -Identity "GroupName" -MemberDepartRestriction Open

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If you need to change it back to require manager approval to leave the group, then run the same command with "Closed" instead of "Open".

Reference: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124955(v=exchg.141).aspx
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