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Part 3: Exchange Server group recipients

Tutorial: Managing Exchange Server 2003 recipient objects -- part 3 of 4.

For all practical purposes, a group recipient object is the same as an Exchange Server distribution list. It is basically just a group that has been mail-enabled (not mailbox-enabled). When an email message is sent to the group's email address, the message is forwarded to the group members' individual mailboxes.

To create an Exchange Server group recipient object:

  1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) console and select the Users container.

  2. Right click on the Users container and select New -> Group To view the New Object -- Group dialog box.

  3. Enter a name for the group and then set the group type to Distribution.

  4. Click Next to see a screen asking you if you want to create an Exchange Server address for the group.

  5. Make sure that the "Create an Exchange Email Address" checkbox is selected and click Next.

  6. Click Next one more time, followed by Finish, to create the Exchange Server group recipient object.

  7. To add users to the group, click on the group, select Properties, and click the Add button on the Members tab.


TUTORIAL: MANAGING EXCHANGE SERVER 2003 RECIPIENT OBJECTS

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Exchange Server mailbox-enabled and mail-enabled recipients
 Part 2: Exchange Server contact recipients
 Part 3: Exchange Server group recipients
 Part 4: Exchange Server public folder recipients

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com.

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