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    Hey All,

    I am seasoned Windows Admin trying my hands for the first time on Exchange 2003 and have what I feel might be a newb type question. Currently in the AD enviroment I am we follow the MS guidelines for placing users into global security groups, and placing the global groups into a domain local security group and then granting resource access based on the domain local group.

    I am curious to know does the same rule still apply with Exchange distrubtion lists? Meaning, lets say I want to create a distrubtion listed named "Everybody" and I create it as Global Distro group. Could I then add my global security groups (say, IT, finance, HR, etc) into the Distro group?

    TIA,

    -Jason
    MCSA/MCSE 2K3,MCITP:ESA,MCTS x 4,VCP x 2

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    Re: Exchange Newb. Distrubtion Lists and Global Groups

    Originally posted by VWA4 View Post
    Hey All,

    I am seasoned Windows Admin trying my hands for the first time on Exchange 2003 and have what I feel might be a newb type question. Currently in the AD enviroment I am we follow the MS guidelines for placing users into global security groups, and placing the global groups into a domain local security group and then granting resource access based on the domain local group.

    I am curious to know does the same rule still apply with Exchange distrubtion lists? Meaning, lets say I want to create a distrubtion listed named "Everybody" and I create it as Global Distro group. Could I then add my global security groups (say, IT, finance, HR, etc) into the Distro group?

    TIA,

    -Jason
    Not sure what your AD functional level is set to but this will help you decide regarding Group Nesting.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc776499.aspx

    Keep in mind as well that user's can use a mail enabled 'Security Group' to send emails to multiple users in that group.

    With regards to adding security groups to distribution groups, I'm not sure. You could test, however, I would have thought you would need to mail enable them, so you may as well then use another secuirty Group, mail enable that and then add the appropriate security groups.

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      Re: Exchange Newb. Distribution Lists and Global Groups

      On Exchange 2003 at the latest levels I create all groups as Security. No longer use distribution groups. That means I can use the same groups for permissions as well as email. Add a user to "Sales" and they have access to the sales folders and get emails from the sales group.

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