Distribution Group Naming Policy is a template that, we as Exchange admins, apply to all newly created distribution groups. I had explained all about configuring and using naming policy in one of my previous posts, read it here.
There will be times in which you want to cerate a distribution group with a particular name, without getting the standard policy applied. You can create new groups or modify existing ones, ignoring the naming policy been configured.
To create a new distribution group named “Executives”, without the naming policy being applied, run
New-DistributionGroup –Name “Executives” –IgnoreNamingPolicy
The group gets created without having a “DL_” as a prefix in my lab. “DL_” as a prefix is my naming policy in this test lab.
To modify an existing group which has naming policy applied already, run
Set-DistributionGroup "-identity “DL_ExchangeTeam” –Name “#ExchangeTeam” –DisplayName “#ExchangeTeam” –IgnoreNamingPolicy