Wednesday, 8 August 2012

An Overview of Distribution Groups in Exchange 2007


An Overview of Distribution Groups in Exchange 2007



Most users would be familiar with the use of groups for sending e-mail to more than one person, which can save a lot of time. Rather than creating them individually, these groups may be determined by the structure of Active Directory, or by the creation of a variety of different group types within Active Directory. When that happens, an e-mail sent to the group will be automatically expanded and sent to everyone. That’s what a distribution group is; a group that’s mail-enabled and has its own e-mail address.
There is also a dynamic distribution group, which is populated by user attributes defined by a set of filters. Based on the predefine conditions, individual accounts are added or removed from the dynamic distribution group. This works differently from a distribution group, which uses a static list of members.
A future lesson will demonstrate how to create a distribution group and a dynamic distribution group.

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