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Add users to Outlook 365 distribution groups

The connectors to add users to Office 365 groups was recently added.  But that doesn't work for Outlook distribution list groups.

I'd like to be able to use flow to add users to a distribution group

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New Member

I'm attempting to add new users filtered by job title to specific distribution lists. I'd like the groups to be dynamic and managed automatically with a flow. 

Regular Visitor

It is pretty crazy that you cannot add a user to an Exchange Online Distribution List using flow!

 

These are listed as groups within the Azure AD management portal.

Frequent Visitor

i also need this feature. what is the problem about this? I always get the error:

 

"error": {
"code": "Request_BadRequest",
"message": "Unable to update the specified properties for objects that have originated within an external service.",
"innerError": {
"request-id": "xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx",
"date": "2018-11-20T12:18:44"
 
why is this an external service for AzureAD with flow? in the Admin Portal this is no problem.
Advocate V

I am also facing the same issue as @zlex.

Has anyone found a workaround to this? I couldn't find one myself.

Regular Visitor

I'm having the same issue.   The error I'm getting is "Insufficient privileges to complete the operation".    When I look at the distribution group in Azure AD, there is no owner, but when I look at the group in Outlook, I'm listed as the owner.  

Frequent Visitor

Flow should support connector for Exechenage online - We are tying to manage DL using flow which failing with same reason. 

Advocate II

Same issue in Flow. Always these dumb limitations... Guess it will be a premium activity and will need to pay.... 

New Member

In addition to distributions list/groups, this office365 groups connector for power automate/flow does not work for adding users to mail-enabled security groups which are created in office365 admin portal or azure. 

 

The logic behind the error is that it's "Unable to update the specified properties for objects that have originated within an external service.", but these groups are being created in azure and O365 admin center not exchange, no?

 

"error": {
"code""Request_BadRequest",
"message""Unable to update the specified properties for objects that have originated within an external service.",
"innerError": {
"request-id""xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx",
"date""2018-11-20T12:18:44"
 
Regular Visitor

I also want the same feature. We want to make form and use flow to add members in office365 Distribution lists.

Advocate IV

This has been an issue for a long time. Azure only supports dynamic security groups or whatever. The issue would be solved if the Azure team could just add a "version 2" of the distribution list. Or mail-enabled security groups.


It's absolutely silly IMO