How to List Members of a Dynamic Distribution Group

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How to List Members of a Dynamic Distribution Group

Dynamic Distribution Groups are a great feature of Exchange. You can easily use them to create a dynamic mail enabled group containing all of your users with mailboxes, or any other number of options. Since there is not a defined static list of members, it's slightly more difficult to get a list of all members. The two commands below, when ran from the Exchange Management Shell, will list all members of a Dynamic Distribution Group. These commands will work on any version of Exchange that support Dynamic Distribution Groups, including Exchange 2010, 2013, and 2016:

$e = Get-DynamicDistributionGroup ""

Get-Recipient -RecipientPreviewFilter $e.RecipientFilter

It's important to note that a Dynamic Distribution Group, by it's very nature, is evaluated every time you query it, and could change from one query to another. 

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