How to set the Description on a cloud only Distribution group using Powershell

Chris Skowen 21 Reputation points
2021-05-06T14:20:48.98+00:00

Is there a way to set the Description attribute of an Azure AD Distribution group using Powershell?

You would think it could be set using the Set-DistributionGroup cmdlet, but Description isn't a valid option.

Thanks,

Chris

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  1. KyleXu-MSFT 26,201 Reputation points
    2021-05-07T02:42:38.993+00:00

    @Chris Skowen

    Do want to change this Azure AD attribute below(it doesn't exist on Exchange online side)? It cannot be changed:

    94601-qa-kyle-10-25-45.png

    Because, you need to change it from Exchange online, but Exchange online doesn't exist such attribute.
    94622-qa-kyle-10-36-43.png

    For Exchange online, there only exist "Notes" for distribution group. "Description" is an attribute for Office 365 group:
    94573-qa-kyle-10-14-21.png
    94585-qa-kyle-10-15-03.png

    If you want to change the Description for an Office 365 group, you can use command below:

    Set-UnifiedGroup OG1 -Notes Test12345  
    

    94548-qa-kyle-10-22-17.png

    In sort, there doesn't exist Description attribute for an Exchange online distribution group.


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