Enable distribution group owner to modify membership through Outlook

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We have exchange 2010 hybrid environment with all user mailboxes and distribution groups in O365.

We have delegated the distribution group owner to a user and given them rights to modify membership.

But the user gets following error while making membership changes from within outlook:

"The action update-distributiongroupmember, Identitiy-members, can't be performed on the object 'ABCD froup' because the object is being synchronized from your on-premises organization. This action should be performed on the object in your on-premises organization".


How can we get around this error and successfully delegate this function.

Can it be only performed using on-premises AD 

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best response confirmed by m_c_7 (Occasional Contributor)

As the message clearly says, a group that is synchronized from AD needs to be managed in AD.