Group Management


    Distribution Group Creation

    Using this feature, distribution groups can be created in bulk in Office 365 environment.

    This report provides the list of all users present in your Office 365 environment.

    Steps:

    1. Click the Office 365 tab.
    2. Under the management section, click on Create Distribution Groups link.
    3. Use the Select an Office 365 tenant option to specify the desired O365 account.
    4. Click Browse to select CSV file from the saved location.Click Import Groups.
    5. Select the desired groups from the CSV file and select Apply to create groups.

    Distribution groups creation in bulk using CSV

    (Mandatory fields marked by *)

    Header in CSV file Description
    Name*Specifies the unique name of the group.
    ModeratedBySpecifies one or more moderators for this group. A moderator approves messages sent to the group before the messages are delivered and it must be a mailbox, mail user, or mail contact in your organization.
    RequireSenderAuthenticationEnabledSpecifies whether to accept messages only from authenticated (internal) senders.
    ModerationEnabledSpecifies whether moderation is enabled for this recipient
    DisplayNameSpecifies the display name of the group.
    MemberDepartRestrictionSpecifies the restrictions that you put on requests to leave the group
    BypassNestedModerationEnabledSpecifies how to handle message approval when a moderated group contains other moderated groups as members.
    MembersSpecifies the recipients (mail-enabled objects) that are members of the group.
    MemberJoinRestriction Specifies the restrictions that you put on requests to join the group.
    • Open : Users can add themselves to the group without approval from one of the group owners. You can't use this value on universal security groups.
    • Closed :Users can't add themselves to the group, and requests to join the group are rejected automatically. Group membership is controlled by the group owners. This is the default value on universal security groups and universal distribution groups.
    • ApprovalRequired :Users can request to join the group. The user is added to the group after the request is approved by one of the group owners.
    AliasSpecifies the Exchange alias (also known as the mail nickname) for the recipient
    ManagedBySpecifies an owner for the group. If you don't use this parameter to specify the owner when you create the group, the user account that created the group is the owner.
    PrimarySmtpAddressSpecifies the primary return email address that's used for the recipient.
    SendModerationNotificationsSpecifies when moderation notification messages are sent.
    • Always : Notify all senders when their messages aren't approved. This is the default value.
    • Internal : Notify senders in the organization when their messages aren't approved.
    • Never :Don't notify anyone when a message isn't approved.

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    Mail Enabled Security Groups

    Using this feature, mail enabled security groups can be created in bulk in Office 365 environment.

    1. Click the Office 365 tab.
    2. Under the Management section, click on Create Mail Enabled Security Groups link.
    3. Use the Select an Office 365 account option to specify the desired O365 account.
    4. Click Browse to select CSV file from the saved location.Click Import Groups.
    5. Select the desired groups from the CSV file and select Apply to create groups.

    Mail-enalbed security groups creation in bulk using CSV

    (Mandatory fields marked by *)

    Header in CSV file Description
    Name*Specifies the unique name of the group.
    ModeratedBySpecifies one or more moderators for this group. A moderator approves messages sent to the group before the messages are delivered and it must be a mailbox, mail user, or mail contact in your organization.
    RequireSenderAuthenticationEnabledSpecifies whether to accept messages only from authenticated (internal) senders.
    ModerationEnabledSpecifies whether moderation is enabled for this recipient
    DisplayNameSpecifies the display name of the group.
    MemberDepartRestrictionSpecifies the restrictions that you put on requests to leave the group
    BypassNestedModerationEnabledSpecifies how to handle message approval when a moderated group contains other moderated groups as members.
    MembersSpecifies the recipients (mail-enabled objects) that are members of the group.
    MemberJoinRestriction Specifies the restrictions that you put on requests to join the group.
    • Closed :Users can't add themselves to the group, and requests to join the group are rejected automatically. Group membership is controlled by the group owners. This is the default value on universal security groups and universal distribution groups.
    • ApprovalRequired :Users can request to join the group. The user is added to the group after the request is approved by one of the group owners.
    AliasSpecifies the Exchange alias (also known as the mail nickname) for the recipient
    ManagedBySpecifies an owner for the group. If you don't use this parameter to specify the owner when you create the group, the user account that created the group is the owner.
    PrimarySmtpAddressSpecifies the primary return email address that's used for the recipient.
    SendModerationNotificationsSpecifies when moderation notification messages are sent.
    • Always : Notify all senders when their messages aren't approved. This is the default value.
    • Internal : Notify senders in the organization when their messages aren't approved.
    • Never :Don't notify anyone when a message isn't approved.

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    Office 365 Group Creation

    Using this feature, Office 365 groups can be created in bulk in Office 365 environment.

    Steps:

    1. Click the Office 365 tab.
    2. Under the Management section, click on Office 365 group creation link.
    3. Use the Select an Office 365 account option to specify the desired O365 account.
    4. Click Browse to select CSV file from the saved location. Click Import Groups.
    5. Select the desired groups from the CSV file and select Apply to create groups.

    Office 365 group creation in bulk using CSV

    (Mandatory fields marked by *)

    Header in CSV file Description
    DisplayName*Specifies the name of the Office 365 Group. The display name is visible in the Exchange admin center, address lists, and Outlook.
    NotesSpecifies the description of the Office 365 Group. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks.
    RequireSenderAuthenticationEnabledSpecifies whether to accept messages only from authenticated (internal) senders.
    OwnerSpecifies one or more owners for the Office 365 Group.
    MembersSpecifies the recipients (mail-enabled objects) that are members of the group.
    PrimarySmtpAddressSpecifies the primary return email address that's used for the recipient.
    NameSpecifies the Name of the Office 365 group.The value that you use for this is parameter is appended with an underscore character (_) and a short GUID value.
    EmailAddressesSpecifies all the email addresses (proxy addresses) for the recipient, including the primary SMTP address.
    AliasSpecifies the Exchange alias (also known as the mail nickname) for the Office 365 Group. This value identifies the recipient as a mail-enabled object, and shouldn't be confused with multiple email addresses for the same recipient (also known as proxy addresses). A recipient can have only one Alias value.
    AccessType Specifies the privacy type for the Office 365 Group. Valid values are:
    • Public : The group content and conversations are available to everyone, and anyone can join the group without approval from a group owner. This is the default value.
    • Private :The group content and conversations are only available to members of the group, and joining the group requires approval from a group owner.
    ManagedBySpecifies an owner for the group. If you don't use this parameter to specify the owner when you create the group, the user account that created the group is the owner.
    SendModerationNotificationsSpecifies when moderation notification messages are sent.
    • Always : Notify all senders when their messages aren't approved. This is the default value.
    • Internal : Notify senders in the organization when their messages aren't approved.
    • Never :Don't notify anyone when a message isn't approved.

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    Exchange Online (Office 365) distribution / mail-enabled security group modification

    Using this feature, the distribution and mail-enabled security groups in your Office 365 environment can be modified easily.

    To generate this report,

    Steps:

    1. Click the Office 365 tab.
    2. Under the Management section, click on Modify Single Group link.
    3. Use the Select an Office 365 account option to specify the desired O365 account.
    4. Use the Search Group option to easily search for a specific group. You can also filter the group results by alphabet.
    5. Select the desired group from the list of group results by clicking Modify Group.
    6. In the new window that opens up, make all the required group changes with regard to ownership, membership, email options, and more.
    7. Once all the required changes have been made, click Preview to verify the changes. Click Update Group to save the changes.

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    Modify Distribution List Members

    This option allows you to add or remove members from distribution groups in bulk.

    Steps:

    1. Click on the Office 365 tab and click on the Management section.
    2. Click on the Group Management option in the left pane.
    3. Select the Modify Distribution List Members operation.
    4. Click on the edit option located next to the Add To Group field to select the groups to which you want to add members.
    5. Click the edit option located beside the Remove from Groups field, if you want to remove members from that group(s). Check the Remove from all Groups option if you want to remove users from all the groups.
    6. Select the desired Office 365 Tenant Account.
    7. Find the members either by:
      • Importing the CSV file that has the list of required users.
      • Using the built-in search option.

        Note: Under the name search, click on search without entering any input, to view the complete list. For CSV file import, click Download Sample CSV to view the format .

    8. Select the users you want to remove.
    9. To preview selected objects, click Selected Objects count.
    10. Click Apply to execute.
    11. Once executed, you can view the status of the operation.

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    Modify Mail Enabled Security Group Members

    This option allows you to add or remove members from mail-enabled security groups in bulk.

    Steps:

    1. Click on the Office 365 tab and click on the Management section.
    2. Click on the Group Management option in the left pane.
    3. Select the Modify Mail Enabled Security Group Members operation.
    4. Click on the edit option located next to the Add To Group field to select the groups to which you want to add members.
    5. Click the edit option located beside the Remove from Groups field, if you want to remove members from that group(s). Check the Remove from all Groups option if you want to remove users from all the groups.
    6. Select the desired Office 365 Tenant Account.
    7. Find the members either by:
      • Importing the CSV file that has the list of required users.
      • Using the built-in search option.

        Note: Under name search, click on search without entering any input, to view the complete list. For CSV file import, click Download Sample CSV to view the format .

    8. Select the users you want to remove.
    9. To preview selected objects, click Selected Objects count.
    10. Click Apply to execute.
    11. Once executed, you can view the status of the operation.

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    Modify Office 365 Group Members

    This option allows you to add or remove members from Office 365 groups in bulk.

    Steps:

    1. Click on the Office 365 tab and click on the Management section.
    2. Click on the Group Management option in the left pane.
    3. Select the Modify Office 365 Group Members operation.
    4. Click on the edit option located next to the Add To Group field to select the groups to which you want to add members.
    5. Click the edit option located beside the Remove from Groups field, if you want to remove members from that group(s). Check the Remove from all Groups option if you want to remove users from all the groups.
    6. Select the desired Office 365 Tenant Account.
    7. Find the users either by:
      • Importing the CSV file that has the list of required users.
      • Using the built-in search option.

        Note: Under name search, click on search without entering any input, to view the complete list. For CSV file import, click Download Sample CSV to view the format.

    8. Select the users you want to remove.
    9. To preview selected objects, click Selected Objects count.
    10. Click Apply to execute.
    11. Once executed, you can view the status of the operation.

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    Modify Security Group Members

    This option allows you to add or remove members from security groups in bulk.

    Prerequisite:

    To perform this action, ensure that the Azure module is installed on the machine where ADManager Plus is installed.

    Steps:

    1. Click on the Office 365 tab and click on the Management section.
    2. Click on the Group Management option in the left pane.
    3. Select the Modify Security Group Members operation.
    4. Click on the edit option located next to the Add To Group field to select the groups to which you want to add members.
    5. Click the edit option located beside the Remove from Groups field, if you want to remove members from that group(s). Check the Remove from all Groups option if you want to remove users from all the groups.
    6. Select the desired Office 365 Tenant Account.
    7. Find the users either by:
      • Importing the CSV file that has the list of required users.
      • Using the built-in search option.

        Note: Under name search, click on search without entering any input, to view the complete list. For CSV file import, click Download Sample CSV to view the format.

    8. Select the users whom you want to remove.
    9. To preview selected objects, click Selected Objects count.
    10. Click Apply to execute. Once executed, you can view the status of the operation.

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    Add/Remove Group Members using a CSV

    This option helps you add or remove members from an Office 365 group by importing the member details using a CSV file.

    Steps:

    1. Click on the Office 365 tab and click on the Management section.
    2. Click on the Group Management option in the left pane.
    3. Click on the Add/Remove Group Members using CSV option located under the Group Member Management section.
    4. Choose the required Office 365 Tenant Account.
    5. Specify the CSV file to be imported using the Browse button.
    6. Select the desired Office 365 Tenant Account.
    7. Click on Import Groups and select the groups that you want to import.
    8. Click on Apply.

    Following are the LDAP headers that can be specified within the CSV file that you want to import:

    (Mandatory fields marked by *)

    Header in CSV file Description
    Identity*Specifies the group that you want to modify.You can use any value that uniquely identifies the group. For example: Name, Display name, Alias, Distinguished name (DN), Canonical DN, Email address, GUID
    Type*Specifies the type of the group.Valid values are:
    • Office365Group
    • DistributionGroup
    • MailEnabledSecurityGroup
    Members*This parameter is used to identify the members (users and groups).
    Operation*Specifies the operation to be performed.Valid values are:
    • Add
    • Remove

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