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    Hoping someone could answer this for me.

    Is there anyway around adding more than one user to manage a security or distribution list? The Distribution\Security Groups only have one option. Perhaps even with another security group, I believe this is possible.

    There's also most probably a way by using ADSIEDIT or by making changes to the Schema.

    Last edited by tradu81; 17th October 2012, 00:24.

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    Re: Active Directory "Managed By Attribute"

    I used the following Powershell command which worked for each user to manage the distribution list\group:

    Add-ADPermission -Id 'groupname’ -User tollgroup\user -AccessRights ReadProperty, WriteProperty -Properties 'Member'

    However, I would still like to know if a Group can be used to add to the 'Managed By' field on the distributuon list so that we can manage it easier?


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      Re: Active Directory "Managed By Attribute"

      If you have Exchange 2010 you can add multiple managers for a DL, but in general I think your only option is to use a group as the manager -- IIRC you need ADSIEDIT to set the property as ADUC won't show groups
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