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Convert distribution groups to mail-enabled security groups

I have a need to convert a number of distribution groups to mail-enabled security groups. Right now I have to record DG members, delete the DG, create the SG and populate the SG.

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      • LCBSupport commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add the possibility to convert a distribution group to a mail-enabled security group in Exchange online. the feature exists to convert to Office 365 groups already.

      • Mark A commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I would like this added as well. Converting an Exchange DG to an SG could easily be done with on-prem AD/Exchange, but why I can't do it with Exchange 365?
        I've had more than one occasion when this has been necessary.

      • Ronnie Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this function as well as we had a large number of distribution group to convert bcos of sharepoint access rights.

      • Brad F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this. It was easy in AD with on-prem Exchange. Departments want to use their DGs to control access to their SharePoint sites and other Office 365 applications now that they have them.

      • Paul Perpich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this would be great. It is so easy in AD I was surprised to find it was not possible for the cloud-owned groups.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also would like to see this functionally implemented into Exchange Online ASAP.

      • Andrew Dean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this functionality! It caused me a huge headache to have to recreate hundreds of groups.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, this is DG-to-SG conversion in Office 365 environment. And this is not involving Office 365 Groups.

        Thank you.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be nice. We have several third party products that we use AD security groups with in order to manage access. This would allow a Team to control access to an application.

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