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Distribution groups

November 4th, 2006 by

From: <Ben discussions microsoft com>
Subject: Distribution groups
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 11:52:02 -0700
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

Hi everyone…

I have Windows SBS2003 and lots of users, etc.

What I want to do is to create an email distribution group on the server ideally so that all my users can use it.  The problem is that the members will not be SBS users and will have external email addresses.

I.e.
Group name:
Daily Staff

Members:
someone@hotmail.com
user@orange.net
someone@gmail.com

I know that I can share contacts but I dont want the person whose contacts folder this would be created in to be fully shared as she is our secretary and may have contacts that are not available to everyone.

I hoped that maybe I could create a server based distribution group with external email addresses in it that I could give our secretary permission to manage.

Many thanks in advance…

Ben

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From: “Lanwench [MVP – Exchange]”
<
lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Distribution groups
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 15:01:19 -0400
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

Create mail-enabled contacts for these external people, in Active Directory Users & Computers. Drill down to the SBSUsers OU and create them there. Then you can add them to the DLs you wish.

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From: “Kevin Weilbacher” <kweilbacMVP at @gte dot net>
Subject: Re: Distribution groups
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 15:17:49 -0400
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

hopefully what you are saying is that you want to set up a distribution group that will contain both internal SBS users and external users (contacts). If so, yes you can do that. You need to first create for each external user a Contact record inside AD. Then when you create a new distribution group within the SBS Mgmt console, you can select from both AD internal users and AD contacts.


Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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From: <Ben discussions microsoft com>
Subject: Re: Distribution groups
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 15:29:01 -0700
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

Many thanks for your help…both parties…

I will try what you said.  My contacts in AD will only be external email accounts so I hope that’s going to work..

Please advise if not…

Thanks again

Ben

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From: vamichael gmail com
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
Subject: Distribution Groups
Date: 2 Nov 2006 12:18:32 -0800

I created a distribution group that works if I add the indivdual users
to the group, however when I add Domain Users instead, no one shows up
as a member of that group.

Any suggestions?

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From: “Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]” <kweilbacMVP at gte dot net>
Subject: Re: Distribution Groups
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 21:08:19 -0500
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

you’re trying to add the ‘Domain Users’ group to a distribution group? I’ve never tried that one before.


Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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From: vamichael
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
Subject: “Everyone” distribution group, how to?
Date: 3 Nov 2006 07:09:37 -0800

Yes, I want to do that so we can send email to “Everyone”.  Is there a better way of doing this?

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From: “kj”
Subject: Re: “Everyone” distribution group, how to?
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 09:45:01 -0700
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

The easiest way is to create a Query Based Distribution list with your choice(s) of mail enabled objects.

See;
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Query_Based_Distribution_Groups.html
for details.


/kj

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