"You don't have sufficient permissions" error when you try to remove or make a change to a distribution group

Applies to: Exchange OnlineExchange Server 2016 Enterprise EditionExchange Server 2016 Standard Edition More


You try to remove or make a change to a distribution group by using the Exchange admin center in Microsoft Exchange Online for Microsoft Office 365 or in on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server. In this situation, you receive the following error message: 
You don't have sufficient permissions. This operation can only be performed by a manager of the group.


This issue occurs if you're not a manager of the group. In this situation, you're not listed in the ManagedBy attribute.


Use one of the following methods.


To learn about managing distribution groups that are synced to Office 365 from the on-premises environment, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
2417592 Owners of an on-premises distribution group that's synced to Office 365 can't manage the distribution group in Exchange Online
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