list the members of a dynamic distribution group without using powershell. Non Admin operation.
An Office 365 group owner must be able to list or see what email addresses are located in a dynamic distribution group without having to utilize powershell.
Embry Fedora commented
Till you get this feature in Admin Center, you can use Pre-build PowerShell script.
- The script can be executed with MFA enabled account.
- Allows you to filter the output based on group size (i.e., Members count).
- You can choose to either “export members of all Dynamic Distribution Groups” or pass an input file to get members of specific groups alone.
- Output can be filtered to list Empty group. i.e., DDL without members
- Exports the result to CSV
- You can get members count based on Member Type such as user mailbox, Group mailbox, shared mailbox, contact, etc.
- Above all, script stores output in nicely formatted 2 CSV files. One with detailed information and another with summary information. Output files contain attributes like Group Display Name,
Primary SMTP Address, Group Alias, Group Manager, Hidden From Address List, Group Members Count,Group Member, Member Recipient Type,Members Count by Recipient Type.
seriously need this feature for both Exchange/Outlook and AAD. it would sure be nice so employees can validate names when dynamic groups are being used for access.
This is a basic feature that has been in available in Microsoft exchange for as long as I can remember. not having it anymore is causing a huge impact on our 2000 users & 300 dynamic lists.
Currently, anytime someone needs to check membership, a ticket gets created and I have to manually run PowerShell to pull a report. this is costing me countless hours of productive work.
Please update us on the status on this improvement. this is causing disruption in many businesses.
Naresh Kevlani commented
We have over 300 dynamic distribution lists, and unable to see the members in the group. This is a big issue as Business Users of the list are unable to verify who is included in the list, not are we able to verify if the logic is correct.
Gary Huber commented
Could Microsoft allow the dynamic group to be clicked on and expanded in the TO field much the way other groups can be expanded in that area?
Gary Huber commented
Microsoft, any updates or comments?
John Stroud commented
I think this is a great idea. It makes total sense that owners should be able to see who they're sending emails to.