Distribution group error members can’t remove themselves from security groups. Please set the group to closed for requests to leave

Issue:

I had a distribution group converted to security group that later received an error when I tried to edit the distribution group from Exchange.

Error: Members can’t remove themselves from security groups. Please set the group to closed for requests to leave.

 

Solution:

Run the powershell code below in Exchange Powershell.

Set-Distributiongroup "DistributionGroupNameOrAlias" -MemberDepartRestriction Closed -MemberJoinRestriction Closed

 

Resources:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124955(v=exchg.150).aspx

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