Parameter Attribute DataType Description Allowed Values
Name Key String The Name parameter specifies the name of the role. The maximum length of the name is 64 characters.
Description Write String The Description parameter specifies the description that's displayed when the role group is viewed using the Get-RoleGroup cmdlet. Enclose the description in quotation marks
Members Write StringArray[] The Members parameter specifies the mailboxes or mail-enabled USGs to add as a member of the role group. You can identify the user or group by the name, DN, or primary SMTP address value. You can specify multiple members separated by commas (Value1,Value2,...ValueN). If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks
Roles Write StringArray[] The Roles parameter specifies the management roles to assign to the role group when it's created. If a role name contains spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks. If you want to assign more that one role, separate the role names with commas.
Ensure Write String Specify if the Role Group should exist or not. Present, Absent
Credential Write PSCredential Credentials of the Exchange Global Admin
ApplicationId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
TenantId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory tenant used for authentication.
CertificateThumbprint Write String Thumbprint of the Azure Active Directory application's authentication certificate to use for authentication.
CertificatePassword Write PSCredential Username can be made up to anything but password will be used for CertificatePassword
CertificatePath Write String Path to certificate used in service principal usually a PFX file.
ManagedIdentity Write Boolean Managed ID being used for authentication.


This resource configures Role Groups in Exchange Online.



To authenticate with Microsoft Exchange, this resource required the following permissions:


  • Role Management, View-Only Configuration

Role Groups

  • Organization Management


Example 1

This example is used to test new resources and showcase the usage of new resources being worked on. It is not meant to use as a production baseline.

Configuration Example
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    Import-DscResource -ModuleName Microsoft365DSC

    node localhost
        EXORoleGroup 'ConfigureRoleGroup'
            Name                      = "Contoso Role Group"
            Description               = "Address Lists Role for Exchange Administrators"
            Members                   = @("Exchange Administrator")
            Roles                     = @("Address Lists")
            Ensure                    = "Present"
            Credential                = $credsGlobalAdmin