In some situations we have to Export all the Distribution group and all the members of it to a CSV file. There is no command let available to retrieve the distribution group and distribution group members in bulk. Pipe line won’t work in this case.

Recipient OU
Primary SMTP address
Distribution Group
Distribution Group Primary SMTP address
Distribution Group Managers
Distribution Group OU

Satheshwaran Manoharan wrote a script which will make Exchange Administrators life Easy to export distribution group and its members. After checking this Script I thought it would be cool, to be able, that I have a Option to delete all Distribution Groups witch has no Members in.

That’s why I started first to modify his Script.

First I added for the CSV export two more options (WhenCreated and WhenChanged), this helps me, to get more Informations about all Distribution Groups.

After running the Script .\DistributionGroupMemberReport.ps1 you will get the Menue bellow:

Output of CSV file look like Below

You can add some more entries if required

You can download the Script on my Github Page here!

Please Note! The Initial Script was written by Satheshwaran Manoharan


How to use this Script for Office 365

Local desktop . PowerShell – Run as Administrator

Make Sure your Execution Policy is set to RemoteSigned or Unrestricted

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

my Case its unrestricted.

To Get Execution Policy Status



$UserCredential = Get-Credential

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $Session

Now Run the Script – It should work.




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