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Error when you try to remove distribution groups from Office 365: "You don't have sufficient permissions. This operation can only be performed by a manager of the group"


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Symptoms

When you try to remove distribution groups from Microsoft Office 365, you receive the following error message:

You don't have sufficient permissions. This operation can only be performed by a manager of the group.

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Cause

This error can occur if the following conditions are true:
  • The ManagedBy attribute is set to a user other than the group.
  • The administrator does not have the appropriate permissions applied.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, run the following Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlet:
Remove-DistributionGroup email_address -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck
Note In this cmdlet, the placeholder email_address represents the email address of the group.

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More information

For more information about how to connect to Exchange Online by using Windows PowerShell, see the following Microsoft website:

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Keywords: KB2519362, vkbportal230, vkbportal237, o365, bposs, vkbportal231

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Article Info
Article ID : 2519362
Revision : 11
Created on : 10/10/2011
Published on : 10/10/2011
Exists online : False
Views : 67